Strong response to Nags Clock petition

Chris Kidger, left, and Pat Simms, right, pictured with supporters of their campaign to keep the Nags Head Clock in Kirkby.

Chris Kidger, left, and Pat Simms, right, pictured with supporters of their campaign to keep the Nags Head Clock in Kirkby.

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Campaigners have had a good reaction to their petition to keep Kirkby’s Nags Clock.

After it was announced by Ashfield District Council last week that the clock would go into storage, campaigners set up a petition to ensure the clock would keep its pride of place in the town centre.

Chris Kidger and Pat Simms have been leading calls to keep the clock.

“We have around four pages worth of signatures now and counting.

“It seems to have had a really good response,” they said.

On Friday (8th November) campaigners gathered around the clock to show they will not forget about it.

After originally being installed on a concrete plinth in 1960, the clock was later put onto a post outside the Nags Head.

The council was quoted last week as saying the clock will be removed and put into storage to see if refurbishments can be undertaken and a new home can be found for the iconic clock.