SOC (Save Our Clock) Project
Various people who have contributed to the SOC project involving the removal of the public clock from the Davis Institute and its re-instatement in the Village Hall have asked me what is happening!
The current situation is that the clock has been removed from the Institute and is in safe storage at a warehouse in Avonmouth.
The local appeal, that many people have given to, amounts to almost £2000 and that amount is ring fenced in the Easter Compton Village Hall account.
Around one hundred people signed the petition placed in local shops in support of the project.
The latter half of 2010 building up to Christmas and the New Year was extremely busy for everyone and not a lot of resources were able to be given to the appeal.
The New Year has already seen applications for grant aided funding to be sought towards the total cost of reinstating the clock in the Village Hall which cost amounts to £12,000. This includes not only the reinstallation costs, but also the necessary steel and building work to access and maintain the clock in its new position.
If funds are not forthcoming then all monies donated will be reimbursed.
SOC Appeal Co-ordinator