as Highbridge Post Office says it will close down this month
Post Office is closing down for the final time on October 25th,
it has been confirmed today in a surprise announcement.
staff at the Post Office in Church Street, Highbridge were informed
of the decision and face losing their jobs - while the town will
be dealt a blow with the loss of such a key service.
member at Highbridge Post Office confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com
this afternoon: "Sadly we will be closing in two weeks' time,
unless someone can be found to take it on during that time."
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."
Council Clerk Tatiana Cant told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are
devastated at the news that it is closing - it is a critical facility
for so many people in Highbridge and we are very disappointed at
Chamber of Trade Chairman Mike Murphy added: "We wish the leaseholder
well 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, benefit and post bit 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 alongside their service instead."