Published: June 12, 2012
Mayor unveils plaque thanking £16k donors of Highbridge town clock

A new plaque was unveiled in Highbridge on Monday (June 11th) to formally thank those local people who donated over £16,000 towards the cost of the new town clock.

More than 30 people attended the ceremony outside Highbridge Community Centre in Market Street, where Mayor Ken Smout and Highbridge's Chamber of Trade Chairman Mike Murphy lowered a flag to unveil the new plaque.

Mr Murphy's name was drawn from a hat containing the names of the 40 individuals and businesses who donated towards the clock fund.

Donations amounting to £16,700 were received, including one single donation of £5,000 and £8,000 from Raglan Housing Association.

"The names of all those who generously contributed are listed on the plaque, which is located outside the community centre," the Mayor told "The ceremony was followed by a tea party in the hall to formally thank all the supporters."

Special thanks were also given to town councillor Mike Mansfield for his work in seeking the sponsors and collecting the funds.

The new four-faced clock was recently unveiled in the town's Jubilee Gardens to replace the former crumbling three-faced clock.

Burnham and Highbridge Mayor Ken Smout thanked supporters outside the hall

Those who gave money to the clock fund are listed on the plaque

James Bradbury from Raglan Housing - which gave £8,000 to the clock fund - with the Mayor on Monday besides the new four-faced town clock


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