Opening of Bridgwater Post Office postponed after asbestos discovered (From This is The West Country)
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Opening of Bridgwater Post Office postponed after asbestos discovered
LONG-suffering post office customers in Bridgwater have been dealt a further blow after asbestos was found in the new Eastover store.
The new Bridgwater Post Office was due to open at 27 Eastover on Wednesday (September 11), but the opening has been postponed - with no future date announced - after asbestos was discovered on Monday.
Customers have been forced to endure queuing outside a temporary cabin in Northgate car park to post their packages since 2011 and now, two years down the line, it looks like they will have to wait a little longer.
Post Office press officer Richard Hall said: “Specialist contractors are assessing the extent of the problem and what needs to be done to remove it, however it will cause a delay in the opening of the new branch, which was to be next week.
“The temporary unit will continue to operate so customers will have access to Post Office services.”
He added a new date for the opening of the permanent branch will be announced as soon as it is known.
Post Office Field Change Advisor, Matt Walls, said: “We would like to apologise to customers for the delay in opening the new Bridgwater Post Office.
“Work is being undertaken to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and to ensure there is a safe environment for our customers and staff in Bridgwater.”
Hundreds of people battling to see a permanent post office in a town centre location signed petitions as part of the Mercury's ‘Time To Deliver’ campaign.
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