Time seems to be up for town's clock

PUBLISHED: 13:31 21 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

Different times on different faces

Different times on different faces

TIME S up for a clock in Harpenden town centre which is considered too old for repairs. The High Street clock, which is located on the women s fashion shop M&Co, has been showing the wrong time on all its three faces for a couple of years despite the to

TIME'S up for a clock in Harpenden town centre which is considered too old for repairs.

The High Street clock, which is located on the women's fashion shop M&Co, has been showing the wrong time on all its three faces for a couple of years despite the town council's attempts to initiate repairs.

Harpenden town clerk John Bagshaw explained the situation: "The clock is owned by M&Co so it is up to them to repair it. We have been in touch with them to highlight our town's concern but unfortunately all of our requests have been unsuccessful."

A spokesperson from M&Co said that the clock was broken and would need extensive repair works to get it ticking again.

She added: "The clock is very old and ornate so it would be quite a costly job to mend it. There are no plans to fix it at present although we have not yet come to any concrete conclusion about its future."

Harvey Haynes, a Harpenden resident and former town councillor, said that he felt something should be done about it now.

He added: "If the clock's not going to be repaired by M&Co, it may as well be removed. Or, if the town council can find an alternative site, it should be taken away and put there. If we are going to have a town clock, it needs to work.


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