Still no decision over Bridgwater Post Office

Still no decision over Bridgwater Post Office

Still no decision over Bridgwater Post Office

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FRUSTRATION is growing that Bridgwater could again find itself without a permanent post office during the hectic Christmas and New Year period.

A seven-week consultation on Post Office plans to base its main Bridgwater office in Sainsbury’s ended on September 5.

As the consultation closed, regional network manager Tony Jones said it would take at most four weeks for a decision to be made.

However, he told the Mercury this week: “No final decision has been made.

“It’s a complex one and we’re taking our time to go through all our options.

“I can’t say when the decision will be made.”

Earlier this year, the Mercury launched a campaign called Time To Deliver, urging the Post Office to move swiftly to bring a permanent office back to Bridgwater.

But the Post Office’s preferred location, Sainsbury’s, has been widely criticised by councillors and customers who say Bridgwater must have a town centre outlet which people can walk to easily.

Alan Hurford, Bridgwater town clerk, said: “People ask me what’s happening with the post office every day, but every enquiry we submit comes back with ‘we have not reached a decision and are considering all our options’.

“I find it very unsatisfactory when they’re supposedly working to deadlines."

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9:07am Tue 23 Oct 12

mikeymike says...

How about stop faffing about and just get it done!!!!

X weeks to think about it. X weeks to talk about it. X weeks to set up a pretty display, then X weeks to talk about the pretty display.

You could have bought a new bl**dy shop by now instead of wasting god knows how many thousands in consultancy fees etc.

No wonder the royal mail is a waste of space!!!

If you're going to pi$$ on the people of Bridgwater have the ba**s to just come out and say it!!!!!!!!
How about stop faffing about and just get it done!!!! X weeks to think about it. X weeks to talk about it. X weeks to set up a pretty display, then X weeks to talk about the pretty display. You could have bought a new bl**dy shop by now instead of wasting god knows how many thousands in consultancy fees etc. No wonder the royal mail is a waste of space!!! If you're going to pi$$ on the people of Bridgwater have the ba**s to just come out and say it!!!!!!!! mikeymike
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10:44am Tue 23 Oct 12

Hombre says...

They could always extend the sorting office, and have the whole thing in one place.

Oh bother, I forgot, they keep on striking in Friarn Street. Still they would see how little support they got from the public while on strike, so not such a bad idea.
They could always extend the sorting office, and have the whole thing in one place. Oh bother, I forgot, they keep on striking in Friarn Street. Still they would see how little support they got from the public while on strike, so not such a bad idea. Hombre
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11:46am Tue 23 Oct 12

Rabbit1 says...

I think the old doc surgery in East quay is now the only option they have
I think the old doc surgery in East quay is now the only option they have Rabbit1
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1:09pm Wed 24 Oct 12

swjoduk says...

Rabbit1 wrote:
I think the old doc surgery in East quay is now the only option they have
isn't that owned by Asda who have had plans for it in the past like a George outlet etc

The PO at Asda would make more sense, closer to town etc but not much space inside the store
[quote][p][bold]Rabbit1[/bold] wrote: I think the old doc surgery in East quay is now the only option they have[/p][/quote]isn't that owned by Asda who have had plans for it in the past like a George outlet etc The PO at Asda would make more sense, closer to town etc but not much space inside the store swjoduk
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11:31pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Baldbloke says...

swjoduk wrote:
Rabbit1 wrote:
I think the old doc surgery in East quay is now the only option they have
isn't that owned by Asda who have had plans for it in the past like a George outlet etc

The PO at Asda would make more sense, closer to town etc but not much space inside the store
That is a really good idea - if the Post Office are prepared to invest and ASDA can be convinced (assuming they do own the building?)

Maybe Mr Do-little Grainger could also be brought on board to do something useful for once...
[quote][p][bold]swjoduk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rabbit1[/bold] wrote: I think the old doc surgery in East quay is now the only option they have[/p][/quote]isn't that owned by Asda who have had plans for it in the past like a George outlet etc The PO at Asda would make more sense, closer to town etc but not much space inside the store[/p][/quote]That is a really good idea - if the Post Office are prepared to invest and ASDA can be convinced (assuming they do own the building?) Maybe Mr Do-little Grainger could also be brought on board to do something useful for once... Baldbloke
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9:26am Thu 25 Oct 12

Rabbit1 says...

Why not get eDF to invest?

They seem to control our council already so planning wont be a problem
: )
Why not get eDF to invest? They seem to control our council already so planning wont be a problem : ) Rabbit1
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