Search

Free with the EDP and Evening News today - 56-page Wembley Souvenir Picture Special Pink Un

Fakenham Dairy Crest depot to close

17:31 17 July 2012

The Dairy Crest depot in Fakenham will be closing on July 28.

The Dairy Crest depot in Fakenham will be closing on July 28.

Archant

The Dairy Crest depot in Fakenham will be shutting at the end of this month.

A spokesman for the milk company said: “We can confirm that from July 28, we will no longer trade from our depot in George Edwards Road, Fakenham. The business currently operating from George Edwards Road will move to other depots in Earlham and Wisbech, where we will be able to offer an improved service to our existing customers.

“Regrettably, this closure may result in a small number of redundancies, however every effort will be made to secure alternative employment at the other local depots.

“We will be entering into immediate consultation with our affected employees and their representatives and will provide a high level of support throughout this change.”

The number of redundancies has not been confirmed but the spokesman added that it would probably be a “small number of administrative staff” who would be affected, not milk delivery staff.

She said Dairy Crest customers would not be affected and their milk deliveries would continue.

The consultation period is 30 days and the closure will take place so the process can be “steamlined” at the two larger and newer depots in Wisbech and Earlham.

0 comments

Other news

The Cromer RNLI lifeboat was called to rescue a stranded yacht off Cromer.

A seafaring couple were rescued by lifeboat volunteers after their vessel became stuck in fishing gear off the north Norfolk coast today.

Police are warning paragliders to stay away from Wells Harbour to avoid scaring the birds. Picture: Chris Bishop

Paramotor gliders are being urged to stop flying over Wells Quay - or risk prosecution.

Scenes from the Discovery Cafe - trying for names...

A new scheme to boost communication and literacy skills in babies and toddlers is being piloted in north Norfolk.

Yesterday, 14:48
Fakenham Bowmen are celebrating their 30th anniversary.

They’re inviting former members and their families to join with current members next month for a shoot-out and supper to celebrate the club’s 30th birthday.

Most Read

Scenes from the Discovery Cafe - trying for names...

A new scheme to boost communication and literacy skills in babies and toddlers is being piloted in north Norfolk.

Read more
Fakenham
Police are warning paragliders to stay away from Wells Harbour to avoid scaring the birds. Picture: Chris Bishop

Paramotor gliders are being urged to stop flying over Wells Quay - or risk prosecution.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:46
Liza Goddard attended the show, with family and friends. Picture: Emma Licence

A charity fashion show has raised more than 2,500 for the Fakenham Group of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Sunshine ladies Who Care.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:28
Kenneth Rix was presented with his new mobility scooter by John and Diane Boisson. Picture: Ian Burt

A new mobility scooter has given a 79-year-old veteran back his freedom.

Read more
Norwich
Yesterday, 11:36
A mystery baby boy was reburied at Weasenham St Peter church, 26 years after his body was found. Picture: Ian Burt

Detectives used DNA to trace the mother of the tiny boy, who was found at Weasenham, in 1988.

Read more
Norfolk police

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 6°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today E-edition