King’s Lynn Civic Society donates clock to new-look bus station

King's Lynn Civic Society presents Clock to King's Lynn Bus station ANL-150204-194726009

King's Lynn Civic Society presents Clock to King's Lynn Bus station ANL-150204-194726009

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Passengers will now have no excuse for missing the bus after a town community group donated a new clock to Lynn’s revamped bus station.

The clock has been presented by the Lynn Civic Society and was unveiled in a ceremony on Thursday.

King's Lynn Civic Society presents Clock to King's Lynn Bus station ANL-150204-194737009

King's Lynn Civic Society presents Clock to King's Lynn Bus station ANL-150204-194737009

Civic Society chairman Alison Gifford said the idea came after the committee noticed a clock had not been included in plans for the current £1.6 million regeneration of the site.

She said: “We thought a public clock would be an asset and put forward a proposal to the borough council that we would make a gift of a clock and this was enthusiastically received.

“Public clocks always enhance a building and this one gives a nice touch to the new bus station elevation.

“It is always reassuring to be able to see a real clock when travelling.”

The ceremony also marked the completion of refurbishment works within the bus station building, although the interchange will not fully re-open until June.

The station’s toilets have been renovated and a new information office, containing a range of travel and tourism leaflets, has also been developed.

A new digital information point, which will link to the Visit West Norfolk tourism website and remain available even when the information office itself is closed, will also be launched in the next few weeks.

Council chief executive Ray Harding said: “The bus station is a key entry gateway into the town.

“It is crucial that it looks welcoming and that once people are here they can quickly and easily find out where they need to go or discover what’s on if they are visiting.

“It is our opportunity to showcase what the town has to offer.

“With the information office now open, we can do just that and, whilst not staffed, there will be people on hand to provide help and guidance to commuters, travellers and visitors.

“Having the clock from the Civic Society is a great addition to the overall scheme, which I am sure will be appreciated by many for years to come.”