Cuts damage church clock

VILLAGERS want to find out why they have had so many power cuts which have damaged their church clock battery.

Stoke-by-Nayland parish councillors were told this week that the battery in the clock at the Church of St Mary in Church Street has been damaged by the cuts and will cost £235 to repair.

Councillor Vivienne Klimowicz said: “We should write to UK Power Networks and seek clarity on how many we have had in comparison to the national average.”

The village has bought a £500 beacon as part of the Queen’s Jubilee network of beacons across the country which will be lit on the church tower in June.