POTENTIAL redundancies at a big employer in Wellington would be a 'major blow', says a long-serving councillor.

KDC/One, which runs the Swallowfield factory in the town, announced last week it was considering redundancies at its Wellington site.

Bosses stressed the move was not in relation to Covid-19 or Brexit, but was part of a wider plan already in motion when the company was acquired.

It has not yet been revealed how many jobs could be at risk, or if they could be moved to elsewhere in the business.

There is hope among the town that a solution can be found to the 'worrying' problem.

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County Councillor for Wellington and Rockwell Green, Andrew Govier, said "This is worrying news for the town.

"Swallowfield has been a major employer in the town for many years and any loss of jobs would be a major blow.

"I have contacted the firm to take up their offer of further discussions on the company’s future in the town.

"In addition, I have offered to see if there is any way that the local councils can work with them to minimise any job losses and secure their long-term future in the town. I have received a positive reply from the chief executive and I hope to meet with him as soon as possible."