New times for Stawell historic clock tower

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The clock tower at the Stawell Town Hall will be ringing its bells on a different time schedule from today.

Council received feedback from the community that the previous bell schedule of every hour from 6am to 11pm was inappropriate.

The bells at the town hall will now sound off every hour from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week.

Special provisions will be made on days of remembrance for the bells to ring and the last post to be played from the clock tower at dawn to commemorate our fallen soldiers.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Murray Emerson, said the new time schedule for the bells is better suited to our changes in lifestyle.

“The new schedule for the bells reflects that more people are working from home and will accommodate visitors to our region looking for a relaxing break,” he said.

“With these considerations in mind, it made sense to ensure people’s quiet enjoyment of the township of Stawell was not disturbed early in the morning or late at night.”

Stawell’s landmark clock tower was constructed in 1939 and demonstrates original design qualities of interwar Art Deco style.

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