Sims Clock, known as the Four Clocks, in Russell Street, will be covered with scaffolding for a week in June so that the urgent repairs can be carried out on the exterior.
Then work needs to be undertaken inside to ensure that the team that keep it running can wind and set it safely. The clock’s hands will stand still until this is completed.
The clock, which was finished in 1921, is owned by Stroud District Council and looked after by Stroud Town Council.
“Unfortunately, it is no longer safe to hang floral baskets from the finials, but we hope to be able to restore the planters around the base once the scaffolding is down’ said town clerk, Sue Capener.
The clock is named after William Thomas Sims, who left a bequest of £1000 in 1917 to build a town clock.