EHDC moves to support Molson Coors staff

East Hampshire District Council has stepped in to pledge support for the staff affected by the proposed closure of the Molson Coors brewery in Alton.

If the proposal were to be confirmed, the brewery would close at the end of May 2015, meaning the loss of more than 100 local jobs.

EHDC’s Economic Development Team has already made contact with the company and other local authorities with a view to the future of the affected staff and of the brewery site.

Cllr Julie Butler, Portfolio Holder for Economy, said: “The announcement of the proposed closure of Molson Coors brewery in Alton is clearly very sad news and we are committed to ensuring that impacted staff receive the support they need to secure alternative employment.

“We will be holding an immediate high level meeting with Molson Coors, Hampshire County Council and other partners to ensure there is a co-ordinated multi-agency response to the proposed closure along with a long term plan for the regeneration of the brewery site.”