Clock at Bourne Town Hall remains still after problem found with hands

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THE clock at Bourne Town Hall could be replaced after a problem was found with the clock hands.

South Kesteven District Council, which leases the town hall in the Market Place, notified a contractor a fortnight ago that the clock had stopped.

The council said the problem would be fixed within a week.

But when Smith’s of Derby inspected the clock, which dates back to 1821, they found the hands were damaged.

A council spokesman said the hands were stuck together.

She said this could have been caused by something thrown at the clock or a bird flying into it.

The report has been forwarded to the original clock makers Thwaites and Reed, which is expected to report back to the district council the cost of repairing or replacing the clock next week.