The town hall clock in Lancaster stopped working last week due to the “very hot weather”.
The Lancaster Guardian received a number of enquiries as to why the clock had stopped working.
A council spokesman said: “The clock stopped working in the early part of last week.
“We believe it was due to the very hot weather, so we’ve allowed for temperatures to cool before having it reset.
“The order has gone in today so should be back up and running within the next few days.