Sup­port builds for those who lost jobs and homes

Macclesfield Express - - BOSLEY TRAGEDY -

MORE than 20 busi­nesses have signed up to sup­port work­ers who were made re­dun­dant af­ter the mill ex­plo­sion at Bosley.

Cheshire East Coun­cil has re­ceived a num­ber of of­fers of em­ploy­ment for the 50 staff who lost their jobs in the wake of the in­ci­dent at the Wood Treat­ment Ltd mill.

Last week the firm, which is owned by the Bo­den Group, said all but six roles at the site will be made re­dun­dant.

So far a to­tal of 22 busi­nesses have reg­is­tered po­ten­tial em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in­clud­ing the coun­cil’s own arm’s length com­pany Ansa En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices and highways part­ner Ring­way Ja­cobs.

And there is also some good news for those whose homes were de­stroyed by the blast.

Eq­uity Hous­ing Group has con­firmed that it is in dis­cus­sions with Cheshire East and Bosley Parish Coun­cil about giv­ing those af­fected first re­fusal on new af­ford­able homes on Fold lane, Bosley.

A spokesman for the hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tion said it was of­fer­ing two houses and a bun­ga­low at its new Boars Leigh de­vel­op­ment.

Eq­uity will be meet­ing the coun­cil over the com­ing weeks to firm up the deal.

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