If you have walked past the Victoria Rooms recently you may have noticed that the nondescript blue box by the side entrance door has been replaced with a transparent circular unit. This is the cabinet for the villages’ brand new public access defibrillator.
This is the latest equipment provided by the South Western Ambulance Service with whom the Parish Council has entered into a multi-year agreement which includes full maintenance support and annual training.
The defibrillator is designed to be easily operated by anyone. Once opened the unit gives step by step voice instructions taking you through the simple procedure.
The pandemic has meant that familiarisation/training sessions have been halted, but will be resumed once restrictions are lifted. Anyone who hasn’t attended one of these informal sessions, as well as anyone who would like a refresher, should look out for details in this magazine, on the village main notice board, and this website.