New home for Market Rasen town clock

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Having originally had nowhere to site the new town clock, Market Rasen Town Council had to choose between multiple offers to house the device this week.

After initially refusing permission for the town council to attach it to any of their buildings, Lincolnshire Co-op did agree to site the clock on the wall of 4 Market Place, subject to a number of terms and conditions.

But, councillors decided to take Lindum Group up on its offer to give the clock a home on its building at 27 Market Place, better known as Newton House or the old Halifax building.

The clock will be placed above the front door of Bridge McFarland Solicitors, facing the Market Place.

Mayor John Matthews said: The council is very grateful to Lindum Group for their support in helping us with this long-standing challenge.”

Newton House is a listed building and so the town council needs to obtain conservation consent from West Lindsey District Council, but members hope to have the clock in place before Christmas.

The clock will remain the responsibility of the town council, but has a 10-year battery-life.