A DATE on which Kendal’s town hall bells will historically fall silent overnight has still not been set.

As the Gazette exclusively revealed in August, they are due to be turned off between 11pm and 7am for the first time since the Second World War after complaints about ‘nuisance noise’.

The protests triggered an investigation which revealed sound levels were ‘unacceptable’ and in breach of environmental health laws.

But despite confirmation of the move nearly three months ago, the chimes can still be heard ringing out, as South Lakeland District Council has yet to establish when the silencing will take place.

A council spokeswoman said an engineer began assessing the work that needed to be carried out yesterday (Wednesday).

She added: “Due to the specialised nature of the work and the necessary parts that may have to be ordered, a completion date cannot be given at this time.”

It is unclear how much the project will cost the taxpayer.