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  • "Life has changed and we have to fave up to the fact that Post Offices are not used as much as we would like to think they are. The District Council decision seems based not on what's best for the majority of people , but on what's best for the few town centre traders that are actually left. On their watch we have lost "The Splash" from the town centre and that drew in a whole lot more people than the Post Office!"
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It's a big NO to Sainsbury's Post Office plan for Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury: The town's temporary Post Office The town's temporary Post Office

Bridgwater has delivered its verdict on plans to put the town's main Post Office branch in its Sainsbury's supermarket - and it's a 'NO'.

Civic leaders, community officials and residents have been united in their opposition to the plan to site the facility, which will replace a temporary building in Northgate, in The Clink.

Last week Sedgemoor District Council heard opposition from residents at a specially-arranged meeting in the town and hundreds of signatures against the move have been collected on petitions.

Glen Burrows, of Bridgwater Senior Citizens’ Forum, said at the meeting: “We want a town centre branch in dedicated premises.”

At the conclusion, Julian Taylor, chairman of the council’s community scrutiny committee, said: “The move would be inconvenient and reduce footfall to the centre.”

Post Office spokesman Laura Tarling said: “We are running a public consultation for seven weeks. In the past we have changed our mind as a result of consultations.”

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