new four-faced town clock will be unveiled next month
brand new town clock will be fully installed by the end of April,
the town council has said this week.
new £20,000 four-faced clock will be installed in the town's
Jubilee Gardens to replace the existing crumbling structure, as
Clerk Eileen Shaw told a council meeting on Wednesday (February
29th): "Everything is on track to have the clock installed
by the end of April."
clock's parts are all made and permission has been given by Sedgemoor
District Council for the existing clock to be taken down."
and pledges amounting to £16,700 have been received from
around 30 residents and businesses towards the cost of buying
and installing the new clock, including one single donation of
Town Council will be putting the names of all those who donated
cash into a hat and will then draw a name of one, who will be
invited to officially open the landmark. Those who have given
donations will also be acknowledged on a plaque.
official opening of the new clock is likely to go ahead before
June's Jubilee celebrations at a function in Highbridge town centre.
Top, the old and new clocks in Highbridge and, above, Cllr Mike
Mansfield who collected many of the donations for the new purchase