Today’s, bonkers story of the day concerns the clock at All Saints Church in Kenton, Devon which has been silenced by one complaint from someone in the village, yes that’s right one person, you couldn’t make this sort of story up!
Following a complaint to Teignbridge District Council the church clock which uses the church bells when it chimes has been deemed a noise nuisance and could be served with a noise abatement notice.
The clock was put in the church in 1910 and there has never been a complaint in all the years it has been there, until I imagine some very strange person moved into the village and it is now threatened with being silenced even though all the rest of the residents are perfectly happy with the bells.
Which leaves me with nothing more to say, except to state the bleeding obvious, if you don’t like the sound of church bells, don’t move into a village with a clock which uses the church bells when it chimes.
That is the end of the bonkers story of the day!