BRIDGWATER's Eastover Post Office has suddenly reopened after being closed for five days.
The Post Office branch, which has been subject to much debate after a planning application was submitted to convert it into a new tanning salon, ceased trading on Friday (May 4).
But the tanning salon plans were placed on hold on Tuesday (May 8) as Sedgemoor District councillors wanted to conduct a site visit to see if it would be suitable for the premises to change from retail use to leisure use.
However the Post Office suddenly reopened yesterday (May 9) and was serving customers in the afternoon.
A spokesman for the Post Office said: “We are pleased to say that Bridgwater Post Office has re-opened this morning at the same location.
"The branch had been temporarily closed since Saturday as the company, which had operated the branch on our behalf, ceased trading at short notice.
"We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure, which was unfortunately beyond our control.
"We have worked hard to restore service to the area as quickly as possible, and pleased that we are able to serve the community once again.
“We are also looking for a permanent postmaster to take over the running of this branch.
"The vacancy is advertised on our website https://runapostoffice.co.uk
– we would encourage anyone interested in this new business opportunity to get in touch with us.”