Mayor's 'shock' at Post Office closing down this month
Mayor has spoken of his 'shock' at the news that Highbridge Post
Office is to close down this month.
we first reported yesterday, Highbridge
Post Office is closing down on October 25th, with the loss of
at the Post Office in Church Street, Highbridge were informed of
the decision on Tuesday. The
closure is a blow to the town with the loss of a key service.
Cllr Bill Hancock told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is a shock
and it's very disappointing news."
post office is at the heart of the community and is such a vital
facility, especially given that Highbridge doesn't have any banks."
hope something can be sorted out in the longer term to bring back
the post office service to Highbridge."
member at Highbridge Post Office confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Sadly we will be closing in two weeks' time, on October 25th,
unless someone can be found to take it on during that time."
added: "The Post Office was on sale and a new owner had been
found, but the sale has fallen through."
people here will be out of a job when it closes - it's come as quite
a shock, we only found out ourselves on Tuesday."
Clerk Tatiana Cant added: "We are devastated at the news that
it's closing - it is a critical facility for so many people in Highbridge
and we are very disappointed."
Highbridge Chamber of Trade Chairman Mike Murphy told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We wish the leaseholder well for the future and are very sorry
to hear the sale has fallen through."
a post office is vitally important for Highbridge, not just for
those who use it to collect pensions, benefits and post, but also
as a last bastion of banking here in the town."
am hoping that another retailer in the town centre may take on the
Post Office service instead."