MOIRA Council has been working around the clock to get a new bell part for the iconic timepiece on the shire hall at Yarrawonga.
The bells echo through the town but for six months there has been a beat missing in the Westminster Chimes tune.
Yarrawonga resident Doc Keenan said he was looking forward to hearing it chime for the first time once it was fixed.
“As kids we used to play cricket down near the clock and none of us had watches so we used the chime as a hint we had to go home,” he said.
Mr Keenan said the bell had been broken for six months and it sounded terrible.
He said a new part had to be ordered from England where the clock originated.
Moira mayor Brian Keenan said ordering the part had been a lengthy process but he understood it was on its way.
“I think there had been a hold up with shipping but I am expecting it to arrive any time,” he said.
Doc Keenan said residents could expect the clock to chime as normal soon.
“We’ve ordered a part so it doesn’t matter if it takes a year but we can let people know it’s going to be fixed,” he said.