Cafe deal will secure public loos at Bridgwater bus station

Cafe deal will secure public loos at Bridgwater bus station

Cafe deal will secure public loos at Bridgwater bus station

First published in News

BUS passengers needing to spend a penny will breathe a sigh of relief this Saturday. (October 20).

Sedgemoor District Council has signed a lease with cafe operator Pauline Collard, who will be opening the T Stop Cafe at Bridgwater Bus and Coach Station and keeping the public toilets next door open.

The Mercury reported how people were left angry and frustrated when the toilets were closed in March last year, before Bridgwater Town Council stepped in to reopen them on a temporary basis.

District council property manager Tim Mander said: “It has taken some time and careful negotiation to get this far.”

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2:41pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Harborough-Ann says...

Hooray, common sense prevails for passengers at our local bus station. Good Luck to Pauline Collard and the
T-Stop Cafe.
Hooray, common sense prevails for passengers at our local bus station. Good Luck to Pauline Collard and the T-Stop Cafe. Harborough-Ann
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8:12am Wed 17 Oct 12

Bridgy old Boy says...

Quite right at last a good news story!
Quite right at last a good news story! Bridgy old Boy
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11:10am Wed 17 Oct 12

rich1973 says...

O ok can't resist.does that mean if the police investagate a crime at the coach station they have something to go on boom boom.
O ok can't resist.does that mean if the police investagate a crime at the coach station they have something to go on boom boom. rich1973
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9:12pm Wed 17 Oct 12

the voice of common sense says...

Does this mean that the concrete blocks carefully laid to block up the entrance will be removed then? Or will entry be via the cafe, which presumably won't be open in the evening or on sundays
Does this mean that the concrete blocks carefully laid to block up the entrance will be removed then? Or will entry be via the cafe, which presumably won't be open in the evening or on sundays the voice of common sense
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10:00pm Wed 17 Oct 12

sheldoncooper says...

the voice of common sense wrote:
Does this mean that the concrete blocks carefully laid to block up the entrance will be removed then? Or will entry be via the cafe, which presumably won't be open in the evening or on sundays
They can't open evenings or Sundays as they have to charge time and a turd
[quote][p][bold]the voice of common sense[/bold] wrote: Does this mean that the concrete blocks carefully laid to block up the entrance will be removed then? Or will entry be via the cafe, which presumably won't be open in the evening or on sundays[/p][/quote]They can't open evenings or Sundays as they have to charge time and a turd sheldoncooper
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8:04am Thu 18 Oct 12

rich1973 says...

Let's hope they are flushed with sucess.
Let's hope they are flushed with sucess. rich1973
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10:09am Thu 18 Oct 12

Rabbit1 says...

This should have been the post office and not ANOTHER cafe.

I hope it's a sucess but I cant see how many people will; want to eat a meal surrounded by ques to use the toilet.

A very daft idea
This should have been the post office and not ANOTHER cafe. I hope it's a sucess but I cant see how many people will; want to eat a meal surrounded by ques to use the toilet. A very daft idea Rabbit1
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1:53pm Fri 19 Oct 12

BTFCSEC says...

I know people will say that Jed (Steve) is a friend of mine and my comments are biased... but...

At least Pauline and Steve are LOCAL people providing a service for the people of Bridgwater using LOCAL suppliers for fresh, homemade products - and not some faceless franchise selling over-rated, tasteless (IMO) mush at over-inflated prices to the mindless morons who only go for the name.

This was a brave decision by the Collards to invest their hard-earned cash into this venture and they should be commended for trying to provide something that the authorities can't or won't.

So let's all get behind them and make it a success for them and for the people of the town.
I know people will say that Jed (Steve) is a friend of mine and my comments are biased... but... At least Pauline and Steve are LOCAL people providing a service for the people of Bridgwater using LOCAL suppliers for fresh, homemade products - and not some faceless franchise selling over-rated, tasteless (IMO) mush at over-inflated prices to the mindless morons who only go for the name. This was a brave decision by the Collards to invest their hard-earned cash into this venture and they should be commended for trying to provide something that the authorities can't or won't. So let's all get behind them and make it a success for them and for the people of the town. BTFCSEC
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4:10pm Fri 19 Oct 12

sheldoncooper says...

BTFCSEC wrote:
I know people will say that Jed (Steve) is a friend of mine and my comments are biased... but...

At least Pauline and Steve are LOCAL people providing a service for the people of Bridgwater using LOCAL suppliers for fresh, homemade products - and not some faceless franchise selling over-rated, tasteless (IMO) mush at over-inflated prices to the mindless morons who only go for the name.

This was a brave decision by the Collards to invest their hard-earned cash into this venture and they should be commended for trying to provide something that the authorities can't or won't.

So let's all get behind them and make it a success for them and for the people of the town.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]BTFCSEC[/bold] wrote: I know people will say that Jed (Steve) is a friend of mine and my comments are biased... but... At least Pauline and Steve are LOCAL people providing a service for the people of Bridgwater using LOCAL suppliers for fresh, homemade products - and not some faceless franchise selling over-rated, tasteless (IMO) mush at over-inflated prices to the mindless morons who only go for the name. This was a brave decision by the Collards to invest their hard-earned cash into this venture and they should be commended for trying to provide something that the authorities can't or won't. So let's all get behind them and make it a success for them and for the people of the town.[/p][/quote]Well said. sheldoncooper
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9:10pm Fri 19 Oct 12

ladyvic says...

Rabbit1 wrote:
This should have been the post office and not ANOTHER cafe.

I hope it's a sucess but I cant see how many people will; want to eat a meal surrounded by ques to use the toilet.

A very daft idea
This would be a rubbish location for a post office so why not another cafe??? I would also like to point out that yes there WERE public toilets but this is now a privately run business and nothing to do with the council, the people that have ploughed thousand of hard earned money it to getting this venture set up are now paying rates and water on those toilets!! So while I'm sure they do not mind people darting in to use the loo if they are there to earn a living and if u haven't time to enjoy what they have to offer then a simple thank u as u head back out the door would be appreciated!!
[quote][p][bold]Rabbit1[/bold] wrote: This should have been the post office and not ANOTHER cafe. I hope it's a sucess but I cant see how many people will; want to eat a meal surrounded by ques to use the toilet. A very daft idea[/p][/quote]This would be a rubbish location for a post office so why not another cafe??? I would also like to point out that yes there WERE public toilets but this is now a privately run business and nothing to do with the council, the people that have ploughed thousand of hard earned money it to getting this venture set up are now paying rates and water on those toilets!! So while I'm sure they do not mind people darting in to use the loo if they are there to earn a living and if u haven't time to enjoy what they have to offer then a simple thank u as u head back out the door would be appreciated!! ladyvic
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10:13am Mon 22 Oct 12

Rabbit1 says...

ladyvic wrote:
Rabbit1 wrote: This should have been the post office and not ANOTHER cafe. I hope it's a sucess but I cant see how many people will; want to eat a meal surrounded by ques to use the toilet. A very daft idea
This would be a rubbish location for a post office so why not another cafe??? I would also like to point out that yes there WERE public toilets but this is now a privately run business and nothing to do with the council, the people that have ploughed thousand of hard earned money it to getting this venture set up are now paying rates and water on those toilets!! So while I'm sure they do not mind people darting in to use the loo if they are there to earn a living and if u haven't time to enjoy what they have to offer then a simple thank u as u head back out the door would be appreciated!!
How can you say a bus station is the worst place to put the post office?

It's in a central location and every bus goes there!

Very narrow minded comment from you!
[quote][p][bold]ladyvic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rabbit1[/bold] wrote: This should have been the post office and not ANOTHER cafe. I hope it's a sucess but I cant see how many people will; want to eat a meal surrounded by ques to use the toilet. A very daft idea[/p][/quote]This would be a rubbish location for a post office so why not another cafe??? I would also like to point out that yes there WERE public toilets but this is now a privately run business and nothing to do with the council, the people that have ploughed thousand of hard earned money it to getting this venture set up are now paying rates and water on those toilets!! So while I'm sure they do not mind people darting in to use the loo if they are there to earn a living and if u haven't time to enjoy what they have to offer then a simple thank u as u head back out the door would be appreciated!![/p][/quote]How can you say a bus station is the worst place to put the post office? It's in a central location and every bus goes there! Very narrow minded comment from you! Rabbit1
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7:30pm Tue 23 Oct 12

ladyvic says...

Rabbit1 wrote:
ladyvic wrote:
Rabbit1 wrote: This should have been the post office and not ANOTHER cafe. I hope it's a sucess but I cant see how many people will; want to eat a meal surrounded by ques to use the toilet. A very daft idea
This would be a rubbish location for a post office so why not another cafe??? I would also like to point out that yes there WERE public toilets but this is now a privately run business and nothing to do with the council, the people that have ploughed thousand of hard earned money it to getting this venture set up are now paying rates and water on those toilets!! So while I'm sure they do not mind people darting in to use the loo if they are there to earn a living and if u haven't time to enjoy what they have to offer then a simple thank u as u head back out the door would be appreciated!!
How can you say a bus station is the worst place to put the post office?

It's in a central location and every bus goes there!

Very narrow minded comment from you!
That's funny coz I though it was a very negative and narrow minded comment from u.Also I didn't say it was "the worst place" for a bus station I said it was a rubbish place!! Not everyone that needs to go to the post office goes there on the bus!! Surely it's a good thing that in the current financial climate someone is starting a new business and creating jobs for local people?? Not just in the cafe but by using local produce and businesses to supply them??
[quote][p][bold]Rabbit1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ladyvic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rabbit1[/bold] wrote: This should have been the post office and not ANOTHER cafe. I hope it's a sucess but I cant see how many people will; want to eat a meal surrounded by ques to use the toilet. A very daft idea[/p][/quote]This would be a rubbish location for a post office so why not another cafe??? I would also like to point out that yes there WERE public toilets but this is now a privately run business and nothing to do with the council, the people that have ploughed thousand of hard earned money it to getting this venture set up are now paying rates and water on those toilets!! So while I'm sure they do not mind people darting in to use the loo if they are there to earn a living and if u haven't time to enjoy what they have to offer then a simple thank u as u head back out the door would be appreciated!![/p][/quote]How can you say a bus station is the worst place to put the post office? It's in a central location and every bus goes there! Very narrow minded comment from you![/p][/quote]That's funny coz I though it was a very negative and narrow minded comment from u.Also I didn't say it was "the worst place" for a bus station I said it was a rubbish place!! Not everyone that needs to go to the post office goes there on the bus!! Surely it's a good thing that in the current financial climate someone is starting a new business and creating jobs for local people?? Not just in the cafe but by using local produce and businesses to supply them?? ladyvic
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