Time for town’s new landmark

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RESIDENTS in Newport Pagnell got the perfect Christmas present when the town’s new clock was finally delivered and hoisted into place on December 20.

The impressive timepiece new been erected in the High Street next to The Dolphin.

The town clock project was made possible thanks to the hard work of councillors and Town Clock Committee members and volunteers who all contributed and helped with fundraising.

The project was granted planning permission in December 2010 after a long process which saw numerous designs entered.

The committee then put the wheels in motion with elements of the structure commissioned and finely tuned before it was finally delivered to the town.

The base for the clock was built by Newport Pagnell Construction which completed the work free of charge.

A date for the official unveiling has yet to be finalised but Councillor Douglas McCall, who represents the Lib Dems in the Newport Pagnell South ward, said: “It was excellent news that the town clock was erected in the High Street. Well done to the Town Clock Committee.

“I was pleased to be able to support this project with funds from my ward budget.”