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Nearly 70 jobs at risk from closure

A mushroom farm on the outskirts of Cheltenham has announced it is to close.

Chelbury Mushrooms Farms Ltd announced it is to move into consultation with a view to closing the site at Haymes Farm in Southam.

Hayley Matthew, HR manager for G's Fresh Mushrooms, said: "Due to continued industry cost pressures, the age of the site and associated infrastructure, this has unfortunately rendered the facility uncompetitive in the modern market place.

"The site currently employs 69 people and the G's Group will work with affected employees to find alternative roles within the broader business."

The farm opened in 1965 and became part of G'S Fresh Mushrooms in 2011. It has continued to operate as a traditional wooden tray farm and grows 32 tons of handpicked organic fresh mushrooms every week.

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