October 11, 2017
Shock as Highbridge Post Office says it will close down this month

Highbridge Post Office is closing down for the final time on October 25th, it has been confirmed today in a surprise announcement.

Four 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.

A staff member at Highbridge Post Office confirmed to this afternoon: "Sadly we will be closing in two weeks' time, unless someone can be found to take it on during that time."

"Highbridge Post Office was on sale and a new owner had been found, but the sale has fallen through."

"Four 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."

Town Council Clerk Tatiana Cant told "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 the news."

Highbridge Chamber of Trade Chairman Mike Murphy added: "We wish the leaseholder well and are very sorry to hear the sale has fallen through."

"Having 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."

"I am hoping that another retailer in the town centre may take on the Post Office service alongside their service instead."


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