Relief as Highbridge Post Office is saved from closure
MP James Heappey says he is delighted that the Post Office has announced
a six-month grace period for Highbridge Post Office, which was due
to shut down later this month.
Post Office in Church Street was set to close on October 25th due
to the resignation of the operator after the sale of the premises
Stuart Taylor, external relations manager at the Post Office, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com that an agreement had been reached on Thursday to keep it running. He said: "The Postmaster at Highbridge told us earlier
this year that he wanted to sell the premises as a private business
and that he'd found someone to take it on."
when that deal fell through, he said that he'd be serving his
notice and leaving, with a closing date for the Post Office of October
we had another conversation with the Postmaster and he has
reconsidered his position and agreed to stay on for another six
months. We will be helping him put a long-term plan in place and
helping him with the retail side of the business as well."
"It's good news for people in Highbridge, who will have their Post
Office over Christmas at the busiest time of the year."
MP, James Heappey, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am thrilled
a deal has been secured to ensure Highbridges Post Office
stays open. I look forward to working with the Post Office to ensure
a long term service remains in the town."
should be clear that at no point was the Post Office withdrawing
its service from Highbridge. This was a contractual issue and I
look forward to seeing a Post Office in Highbridge for many years
Watts, Highbridge's postmaster, said: "With this arrangement
in place, I would urge the people of Highbridge to come out and
support their Post Office to keep it viable in the future."
we first reported yesterday, Highbridge
Post Office was due to close down on October 25th with the loss
of four jobs.