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BELL CHIME RETURNS TO VENTNOR TOWN

holytrinityventnorResidents living in Ventnor are this week celebrating the return of the town’s church bells, which were silenced earlier this year following a single complaint to the Isle of Wight Council.

Holy Trinity Church near Bonchurch was told back in August that the noise the bells make was a ‘nuisance’ and that the amount of noise generated (measured in decibels) exceeded that of the World Heath Organisation’s standards.

The congregation faced up to £2000 to switch off the chime during the nighttime hours and although no notice was been served by the Isle of Wight Council, the chime was stopped whilst investigations into a resolve to the situation was conducted.

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Now, locals have welcomed the news that the Isle of Wight Council’s Environmental Health team will not serve a notice on the church, meaning that the bells are once again ringing out across the South Wight town.

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