E.ON staff prepare for farewell bash

A BIG bash will be held tomorrow by departing energy giants E.ON as a thank you to staff working with the firm.The energy company announced last September that it was to close its offices at Wherstead Park near Ipswich, with the loss of more than 300 jobs.

Neil Puffett

A BIG bash will be held tomorrow by departing energy giants E.ON as a thank you to staff working with the firm.

The energy company announced last September that it was to close its offices at Wherstead Park near Ipswich, with the loss of more than 300 jobs.

The site will be closed by June and already dozens of workers have left as part of a staggered process.

An event will be held in Ipswich tomorrow night to thank members of staff still with the company this year for their efforts.

“We're pleased to be able to offer E.ON colleagues who've worked or continue to work at Wherstead Park a party to say thank you on Thursday night.

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“We hope that the event will show our appreciation for their continued dedication and hard work over recent months.

“We have invited all employees who were working at Wherstead Park this year and the event will be themed around a prom night.

“There will be a disco, music and entertainment.”

Up to 350 people are expected to attend the event, being held at Ipswich's town hall.

A further event is expected to be held this summer although details have yet to be finalised.

The Wherstead Park complex - previously the headquarters of the Eastern Electricity Board - ranges from a Grade II-listed mansion to offices dating from the 1980s.

The site is currently up for sale with agents Bidwells quoting a guide price of £6.5million.

It is understood one offer is already on the table.

Are you attending the party? What do you think about E.ON's decision to leave town? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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