Tilburg church bells sound again

23rd August 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 August 2007, AMSTERDAM – The bells of the Holy Margarita Maria Church in Tilburg were violating noise standards again on Thursday morning. The chiming is the subject of a fierce battle between the church, area residents and the Tilburg municipal executive.

23 August 2007

AMSTERDAM – The bells of the Holy Margarita Maria Church in Tilburg were violating noise standards again on Thursday morning. The chiming is the subject of a fierce battle between the church, area residents and the Tilburg municipal executive.

The bells sounded at 83.2 decibels, 13.2 decibels above the limit. A spokesperson for the municipality says the church will be once again issued another EUR 5,000 fine.

The municipality has already fined the church twice.

On Tuesday the chiming remained under the limit of 70 decibels, sounding at 68 decibels. "We thought that the parish had found a solution," said a spokesperson for the city.

On Thursday morning however civil servants gauged the highest violation of the noise level since the municipality started taking measures last week.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

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