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Bridgwater Forward members attending the meeting were at the forefront of the grilling given to Mr Jones with no single dissenting voice in the room.
Sally Jones, Chair of Bridgwater Forward, said "They have chosen a site on the Clink which is so difficult for the disabled to access "
Glen Burrows said "No one believed supermarkets were the best option as Post Offices needed skilled workers. She also asked why this valuable and unique service was being thrown on the mercy of market forces when other towns the size of Bridgwater had dedicated crown Post Offices". She further asked whether it was a level playing field with potential small businesses being priced out of the market by large multinationals.
Bob Cudlipp asked for other locations to be considered and asked where they had looked so far.
Nick Gibson asked if the decision had already been made and "was there a smiling face behind the smokescreen?"
Tony Jones assured him that "No final decision has been made yet" he said he would listen and a decision would be taken by the end of september.
The consultation ends on the 5th September and people are urged now to make their submissions.
Write National Consultation team PO Box 1138 St Albans AL19UN