Knighton clock tower
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Row over night-time Knighton town clock chimes

A 19th century Powys town clock which has been chiming every 15 minutes for more than 140 years could be silenced at night following a complaint.

Fears the timepiece could stop striking has sparked a row in the border community of Knighton.

Clock owner Powys council said it had received a "noise nuisance complaint" and it was looking at possible solutions.

Town mayor Roger Bright told Radio Wales' Oliver Hides he had lived almost "on top of the clock" for years and had never had any problem with it.

He said other people in the town would object if the clock chimes were to be stopped at night.

  • 17 Mar 2014