donated for Highbridge clock repairs may be returned
of pounds of money donated towards the cost of repairing Highbridge
Town Clock will have to be returned in three months' time unless
the work goes ahead in the meantime.
Clerk Eileen Shaw revealed this week that donations of £2,340
have been received but that £2,000 would have to be returned
if it is not spent by April.
Mrs Shaw also said that there was the "chance of significant
funding for the clock" but declined to release further information
on grounds of confidentiality.
further explained that SDC was considering repairing the concrete
but had no money for the workings of the clock itself.
It was proposed at Monday's town council meeting by Cllr Clarke
that the donations received would be held until April pending
further discussions but at this point they would be returned if
no further progress had been made.
the suggestion of Cllr Gill the donor of the £2,000 will
be approached to see if they will allow further time for the Jubilee
Gardens and the future of the clock to be decided.
Morgan had earlier said it was 'silly to replace the clock at
the moment' and Cllr Mansfield urged caution 'until the development
plans for the Market are known'.
Williams suggested that the Town Council had not discussed a replacement,
only about repairs. 'If we are to go further we need more discussion,'