Clock back in action

Whilst out walking, I passed the ‘not in church use’ St Bartholomew’s Church on Hallam Fields Road (I think), and noticed that the four-sided white clock face has at last been repaired or made good.

I was told by a local person that this was a listed building under English Heritage. It was so good to see this positive step.

The clock is not working but to see the white clock face had been made good was pleasing.

Would it be worth enquiring if this has been done by English Heritage or the company that trade from this building now?

I have spoken to several people in the area who have past connections with this church when it was open for services in the community. And not on a positive note.

The road it stands on leads down to the lovely Erewash Canal, but have you seen the state of the road? I have pursued this with the councils - Erewash and Derbyshire county. But because it is an unadopted road it is a no-go area for repair.

Yet it is a main entrance to the Erewash Valley Trail. It is dangerous for cars, bikers and walkers and very unpleasant in all weathers!

Rosemary Hopes,

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