TIME has stood still for several months in Launceston after power to its town centre clock was turned off — but the mayor has today confirmed it will tick again!

The historic clock, which sits on the outside of the former Barclays Bank building on Broad Street, has been stuck at 3.11am/pm for several months after the branch left the town.

However, the town can rejoice as the mayor has confirmed one of the town's favourite timepieces will chime again.

"Well, it is correct at least twice a day," Cllr Helen Bailey joked. "But soon we will be able to restore power to our much-loved clock and get it ticking again."

The news follows the announcement this morning (November 3) that the town council, in partnership with Cornwall Council who are funding the project, have obtained the former Barclays Bank building in the hope of transforming it into a multi use hub. It is to become the new home of the town's library, which is currently situated on Bounsall's Lane, as well as offering registrar and tourist information services.

In order to deliver these services a full refurbishment will be undertaken, which will subsequently provide the power needed to restart the town's clock.

Cllr Bailey added: "I have had a lot of comments from locals who want to see our clock ticking again — I am delighted to say that once refurbishments begin we will be able to finally switch the power back on and see the correct time on our wonderful clock!"