The bells of the town hall in Kendal will no longer ring after 11 o'clock at night. It's the first time they have been silenced since the second world war.
The move follows complaints from businesses and residents about the noise; the council tested the noise levels of the bells and found them to be unacceptable. They will now no longer chime between 11pm and 7am.
The landladies of the Rainbow Tavern welcomed the move saying:
However the move has not been welcomed by everyone. Patricia Hovey is the secretary of Kendal Civic Society, she told ITV Border: