Cromer crab factory campaign set to meet bosses

Pressure continues to mount on bosses behind plans to close Cromer's crab factory.

A cross party delegation will on Monday hand a 6,000-name petition into Young's Seafoods, who are currently consulting on moves to axe the plant, which employs 230 people, and relocate the work to Grimsby or Scotland.

But MP Norman Lamb has also secured a meeting with Young's owners, London-based Lion Capital.

He wrote to them outlining his concerns about the 'devastating impact' the closure of one of the area's largest local employers could have, and asking the company to host a delegation of town and district council representatives.

Mr Lamb said he did not believe it was in the company's interests to lose what is a 'potentially very powerful brand', and has now heard from Lion partner Ken Smialek who is seeking to arrange a date.

'There is growing pressure, and we want to know if the company are genuinely looking at alternatives to closure and seeking to making the Cromer factory viable,' he added.

There is a last chance to sign petitions, as the campaign seeks to make the 7,000 mark, at outlets around Cromer showing the red Keep It Cromer signs, ahead of Monday's hand-in. Claws Off car stickers are also available at the EDP office in Church Street.

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