Jobs to go in Forestry commission shake-up

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JOB losses will be felt across the county as the Forestry Commission continues to implement budget cuts.

And, although the Market Rasen Office will remain open, administration staff will go.

A public outcry halted the sale of swathes of England’s forests, but planned job cuts will go ahead.

Union representatives say the loss of hundreds of jobs will have a devastating effect on rural communities and the economy, as well as threatening the future of the Forestry Commission and the forestry estate.

The current East Midlands region will be combined with the East England region and supported by a single administration hub.

A spokesman for the Forestry Commission said: “We have no figure for redundancies until we have exhausted all other avenues to support our staff including relocation, redeployment and voluntary early exit etc

“However there are two administrative posts currently at Market Rasen that are not part of the complement there by 2014/15.”