link will be retained on new Highbridge town clock
new town clock that is set to be built in the centre of Highbridge
will be dedicated to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, town councillors
At the latest town council meeting, councillors voted in favour
of trying to secure funding to purchase a new three-faced clock,
to be sited in Jubilee Gardens in place of the current one.
was also decided that it would be appropriate to dedicate the
new clock for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in the
same way as the original clock was dedicated to the Diamond Jubilee
of Queen Victoria.
Clerk Eileen Shaw told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "In coming to
this decision, members recognised that it was financially unviable
to repair the existing clock works because of the poor condition
of the concrete pillar on which it stands."
it is possible to make repairs to the pillar, there is no guarantee
that similar problems will not re-occur."
clerk was instructed by councillors to pursue all avenues of funding
for a new clock, and she will be writing to all those residents
who have already given money for the restoration of the existing
wishing to make a donation towards a new clock should write to
the Town Clerk at the Council offices in Jaycroft Road.
donors may rest assured that all money donated will be used for
the clock and nothing else, and that if the fund is oversubscribed,
any monies not required will be ring-fenced for the future maintenance
of the clock," added Mrs Shaw.
reported earlier this month that Raglan Homes which is building
a new development of houses next to the town's Asda store, may
give up to £15,000 of community arts funding towards the
cost of the new clock.