Apparently the bunting was ‘too loud’ as it flapped in the wind (Picture: KMG / SWNS)
This Kent town may be the most miserable place to mark the Platinum Jubilee after its council took down all its decorative bunting.
Sheerness, which is the main town on the Isle of Sheppey, put up the plastic flags along its high street in celebration of the Queen’s 70-year-reign.
But residents made noise complaints, saying the bunting was ‘too loud’ as it flapped in the wind.
Town council chair Matt Bromley said: ‘We wanted something different this year so we went for a plastic material.
‘But when the wind blew, it made such a racket residents living above the shops complained.
‘Rather than cause a nuisance, we have taken it down and are intending to donate it to the shops so they can use it to decorate their windows.’
He confirmed the bunting, which was previously hanging in High Street and Broadway, has now been removed.
Matt added: ‘It’s been a learning curve. We will be going back to material next time.’
Bright and colourful, Sheerness in Kent was ready to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (Picture: KMG / SWNS)
But now it may just be the most miserable place in the country to mark the occasion (Picture: KMG / SWNS)
Town council chair Matt Bromley confirmed the bunting has now been removed (Picture: KMG / SWNS)
A further blow to the town’s celebrations has seen the £160,000 restoration of its Grade-II listed clock tower not quite listed in time.
Engineers attempted to get the seven-month long project completed for the Jubilee celebrations, but it has not quite been finished in time.
The clock was first unveiled on June 26, 1902, to mark the coronation of King Edward VII and and Queen Alexandra.
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Matt said: ‘The concrete around the clock would have been too hard to have sat on.’
The council is instead organising a free picnic with entertainment on the seafront on Sunday next weeked.
Eight street parties are planned across the entire island over the Bank Holiday weekend, but Kent County Council has ruled they must be held quietly and without music or noise.
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