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Edmonton Green Town Hall clock is returning to Enfield

Published Monday, 23 July 2012

Plans are afoot to bring the Edmonton Green Town Hall Clock back to Enfield with the Council applying for planning permission to place the historic timepiece back in the community.

The clock dates from 1903 and was originally part of Edmonton Town Hall, which was built in 1884 and extended in 1903, and which stood on the current site of the ASDA supermarket. The clock originally hung from the Town Hall front on Knights Lane but was later moved to the Fore Street facing. It is believed to be one of only six in existence.

A budget of £32,000 from the Mayor Of London's Outer London Fund and Enfield Council has been used to pay for the restoration of the clock, the installation of a regulator to keep correct time and a stand for the clock.

The budget will also pay the cost of installing the clock on the green opposite its original site on Fore Street in Edmonton Green once planning permission for the project is gained.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Finance and Property, Cllr Andrew Stafford, said: "Subject to planning permission being granted we hope to have the new clock installed by the end of September.

"This is very much part of the borough's history and heritage and we want see this historic timepiece returned to its rightful place in Edmonton Green."

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