Clocktower silenced

August 03 2018

THE newly- renovated clocktower in Page Park has been silenced.

South Gloucestershire Coucil's environmental health team received complaints from people living nearby because the rejuvenated chimes, which go off every 15 minutes, were causing them sleepless nights.

The mechanism has now been silenced until a regulator can be fitted to stop the bells chiming from 11pm until 7am.

Steph Purser, vice chair of Friends of Page Park, said: "The last thing we want to do is to stop people from sleeping and affect their health so we have reached a compromise with the council.

"It's a shame because all we did was to restore the original chime which had been going for 108 years. We're sad some people don't enjoy the bells as much as many others do."

The bells were of action for two years before they were restored.