At 4pm today (just 3 hours later than originally planned) the new Bridgwater Town Centre Post Office opened its doors onto the streets of Eastover.
The first customer to be served was Mr Paul Newman of Bower Manor who was dealing with a ‘registration’.
The official opening will be in a few weeks time and it is hoped that Westover resident Ken Trunks, who campaigned so hard with his petition to get the Post Office located in the town centre and not in Sainsburys as had been suggested, would be guest of honour.
Westover Cllr Brian Smedley was on hand to witness the shutters going up and the media scrum inside the spacious building He said, “It is a credit to the people of Bridgwater that they didn’t accept the Sainsbury’s proposal and united to fight that decision and it’s a credit to the Post Office that they actually listened to the people and accepted their case. The location in the town centre is a major boost for regeneration and increased footfall particularly in the Eastover area and importantly it’s within easy walking distance of the Town Bridge thereby linking together Westover and Eastover and redefining the town centre so that we can look at boosting the shopping zone as a single entity.”