Highbridge Post Office’s future still in doubt

Highbridge Post Office. Picture: Google

Highbridge Post Office. Picture: Google - Credit: Google

A Somerset Post Office may still close if a new operator cannot be found in the next month.

Highbridge’s Post Office, in Church Street, was expected to close in October last year after the operator resigned and a deal to sell the building fell through.

The Post Office’s head of external relations and Wells MP James Heappey managed to strike a deal to extend the operator’s notice period by six months – but time is almost up and no-one new has yet stepped forward.

Post Office Ltd is working with the operator to try to find a buyer for the building, but is also approaching other businesses in the town to see if they would operate a post service instead.

Mr Heappey said: “The Post Office provides a vital service within Highbridge and so it is sad to see the service threatened because the current postmaster does not wish to continue.”

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He said Post Offices can go anywhere, including pubs and cafés and hoped someone would be keen to take it on.

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