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Giving church clock a hand...

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

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THE hands of time on St Anne's Parish Church clock (pictured) haven't moved in Dungannon for six months and now Mid-Ulster District Council has been asked to help get the 'town clock' ticking again!

Cllr Clement Cuthbertson brought the matter to the Council's attention at last Thursday night's meeting and suggested giving a helping hand.

Addressing the Chamber, he noted that for the past six months the clock at St Anne's has been broken.

He explained that the clock belongs to the Church, but it is widely recgonised as the town's clock and stated that the clock is 'greatly missed by traders and visitors to the town".

The Councillor also informed the Council that the clock required a specialist to repair it and unfortunately there is no-one in Northern Ireland with the skillset required.

He also brought to the Council's attention a precedent in which the legacy Council provided the Church with funding to help the repairs.

Last time the clock was repaired, it cost between 500 and 1,000.

It was agreed that the Council would look into what assistance could be offered to help the Church with the clock repairs.

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