'It can be the start of things to come' - landmark clock comes to Palmers Green

Costas Georgiou, chairman of Green Lanes Business Association is delighted at agreement of a new clock tower

Costas Georgiou, chairman of Green Lanes Business Association is delighted at agreement of a new clock tower

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Palmers Green is set to welcome a new landmark after an Enfield Borough Council planning committee approved a new clock to be built.

The 5.5metre clock will be coming to the high street in Palmers Green and it is hoped that more work can be done in the area, according to Green Lanes Business Association chairman, Costas Georgiou.

GLBA applied for planning permission of the clock which will sit on The Triangle, at the Green Lanes junction with Aldermans Hill.

Mr Georgiou said: “Palmers Green is 110 years old and we needed a landmark in the area to celebrate this. The high street needs a revamp and we hope this can be the start of things to come.”

Manufactured by Dave Plummer of Triangle Metal Works, the clock will be three faced, to symbolise The Triangle itself and was designed by Mark Leaver, of the Enfield Business and Retailers’ Association, and graphic designer Kareen Cox.

Mr Georgiou added: “I was delighted to see this voted unanimously at the council meeting and also relieved because Palmers Green is in desperate need of funding and this might be able to draw people to the area and give people a focal point.”

The clock will cost £25,000 to be constructed with money granted from the Enfield Resident’s Priority Fund.

Mr Georgiou is confident that the clock can be installed in the next three weeks and is delighted to have used local businesses to construct the clock.

He said: “Dave Plummer is based just around the corner from Green Lanes which is good because we wanted local people to have a say in what we have in the area.”

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