18th May 2020 – 15. Town Clock Legacy

Report for councillors: Legacy for New Town Clock
Issued to: Town Improvements Committee
Meeting 18/05/20
Purpose of Report
To decide whether to take this project forward this year with funding from 4935/501
Replacement TiMPs EMR or to put it into budget for next year.
Background
In his will, the late Mr Neville Jones OBE left a residuary legacy to provide a public clock in Burnham-on-Sea. Mr Jones suggested the clock might be located by the water fountain, which he helped to commission. The amount of the legacy is £3,021.85.
Minute ref: 22/19/TIMP resolved that the Admin Officer is delegated to purchase and have installed a suitable commemorative clock in memory of Cllr Neville Jones OBE.
Various options have previously been considered, these include:

  1. An Elizabethan style pillar clock, a smaller version of the Highbridge clock –
    this proved far too expensive for this project
  2. A Human sundial – not enough room at the location
  3. A drum style hanging clock – considered to be a railway type clock. Since Mr Jones served in the Royal Navy this option may not be appropriate. This would also involve a third party building on which to be installed and associated electricity supply. There has been a clock of this style on the High Street for a number of years.
    Having reviewed the area where this clock is to be situated I can see that the existing poster rotunda is in very poor condition no longer fit for purpose. This option is being suggested to replace this very rusty and tired rotunda with a nice looking clock that incorporates the ability to display posters
    in a much more professional way. This would create an improved street scene and commemorate Mr Jones in line with his wishes.
    Please see attached:
     quotation,
    o picture of the clock
    o spec for the clock
    o location of the clock
    o photos of the poster rotunda
    Quotation £ +VAT
    Mains Power 1 x Double sided 540mm clock mounted in curved post with poster display, subject to height with electric mechanism with manual time adjuster.
    2150.00
    1 x clock resynchroniser. This will automatically restart the clock exactly 12 hours after any power failures and is pre-programmed to alter the clock at the summer and winter time changes for the next 20 years.
    120.00
    Option for back illumination ? 120.00
    Delivery cost to UK mainland free of charge.
    Installation (client to provide power and access) 650.00
    Posters are in a clip frame with clear protective cover over the poster. Single sided as standard (included in cost). (Double sided + £80) 160.00
    Black Arch (to match other street furniture)(included)
    Town Council logo on clock face
    Commemorative Plaque (Dependent on size & wording) 60.00
    Total cost for clock 3260.00
    Legacy 3021.85
    Budget Request
    Overspend 238.15
    Electric supply upgrade (Neil Mynett) 354.60
    Construction of concrete base & disposal of poster rotunda (Nigel Haggett) 970.00
    Budget request to Town Improvements Committee 1562.75
    Options/Recommendations
    To agree whether this style clock would replace the poster rotunda which is tired and
    rusty, next to the flag pole by the water fountain, see attached photos.
  4. To agree to complete this project with funding of £1562.75 from 4935/501
    Replacement TiMPs EMR
  5. To agree to put it on hold and include it in next year’s budget and to add a
    10% allowance to cover price increases so £1,760.
    Policy implications
    Corporate pillar 2: Culture and Community
    The Town Council is committed to supporting a year-round programme of cultural
    events throughout Burnham and Highbridge, providing improved infrastructure where
    possible that will benefit the towns and its residents.
    Report author: Lorna Brewer Admin Officer Date: April 2020

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