Update on Alcan recovery

AN update on recovery efforts following the closure of Lynemouth’s smelter will be given in a public meeting next week.

The majority of the 515 workers at the Rio Tinto Alcan site have now left their posts following the smelter’s closure in May, with just those involved in the carbon and casting plants, and decommissioning of the facility, remaining.

However, the company says it is committed to supporting the area in the wake of the closure and work is ongoing to try to bring new employment to the site.

At a previous meeting in March, Rio Tinto Alcan Director John McCabe said the local community must lead the way in deciding the future of the site.

An update on the Regional Economic Development Strategy, as well as details of ongoing Alcan legacy projects, will be provided in the session on Wednesday.

There will also be the chance for discussion and feedback.

The meeting will be held at the smelter site from 10am to noon.

Anyone wishing to attend should register by noon on Tuesday by contacting Amy Maughan on 0800 1814028 or emailing amymaughan@bradleyomahoney.co.uk