Opinion divided over plans to move Jubilee clock in Harlesden

How the Jubilee clock will look after the regeneration project

How the Jubilee clock will look after the regeneration project - Credit: Archant

Residents association against scheme which is backed by town team

Opinion is divided over plans to move Harlesden’s most famous landmark, the Jubilee clock, as part of a regeneration project.

Members of Rucklidge Avenue Residents’ Association claim it will look out of place.

But the move is being backed by the Harlesden Town Team (HTT), whose chairman, Leeory Simpson, said: “We are all for it. It will make the street more accessible and create more pavement space. The clock will be given more prominence because it will now be on the front of a walkway to a new pedestrian area.”

Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, said it was important the council went ahead with the plans.

He said: “We need to go ahead with these plans; we are only moving the clock a few metres to the right where it will have a more prominent position. This project is about changing the whole landscape of Harlesden.”

“Everyone is entitled to their view but if people come and take a look at the plans they will see that what we are trying to do improves the outlook of the area and gives the clock the prominence it deserves.”