Axminster Carpets: day of action in pictures

10:45 25 February 2013

Alexis Morris aged three with her dad Mike in Axminster on Saturday morning. Photo by Terry Ife ref mha 8574-09-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Alexis Morris aged three with her dad Mike in Axminster on Saturday morning. Photo by Terry Ife ref mha 8574-09-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

Photo gallery. Community rallies to show its support for world famous carpet factory.

This was the scene in Axminster on Saturday when hundreds rallied to show their support for the town’s carpet factory.

Union branch secretary Derek Branker, the Mayor of Axminster, Councillor Andrew Moulding, and hundreds of workers and local families turned out to launch a petition.

Recently-appointed branch chairman of the Community Union, Pete Coath, helped to organise the event. He is a weaver who has worked at Axminster Carpets Limited for 37 years.

The petition is calling on the Government to provide more help for the nation’s carpet industry.

Crisis talks are still under way at the factory to safeguard jobs.

Administration is a back-up plan, if talks fail to come up with a rescue package for the business which employs around 400 people.

Updates to follow.

0 comments

Other News Stories

06:20
Marlene Coachman and Helen Gibson-West with their camper vans. Ref shs 3484-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A one-woman campaign to lift the ban on campervans in Sidmouth’s central car parks spiralled into a town-wide debate this week, writes Eleanor Pipe.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30
Danny Alexander and North Devon MP Nick Harvey talk to Working Hub manager Amelia Isaac.

Danny Alexander Chief Secretary to the Treasury, announces major investment - including the North Devon Link Road - during Barnstaple visit.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:18
The scene at Newport in Barnstaple.

Some homes saw a missed collection as North Devon Council upgrades its recycling service.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30
Port Royal in 1956

A project to tackle cliff erosion and protect Sidmouth’s shores needs residents to act as its ‘eyes and ears’ - and share their memories.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:17
Storm damage in Bideford. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Stormy weather and high winds last night caused two trees to fall in Bideford. View our photo galleries here.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:05
The WI baton is passed on in Filleigh, with the help of two Shire horses. Picture: Sarah Howells

WI clubs gathered in Filleigh this morning (Monday) for a special baton handover as part of a natiowide celebration.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read News

Family Notices 24


Devon's trusted business finder