January 2016


Defibrillator and CPR training

Chetton Parish Council have been offered a defibrillator to be housed at the village hall and are looking for volunteers to be available to be alerted by the ambulance service should they feel that use of the defibrillator would be beneficial.

Training to use the device will be provided by Heartstart Bridgnorth –  the course lasts 2 hours and consists of CPR and use of the Defibrillator with a certificate posted at the end of the course. There is no limit on the number of people attending  and although not everyone will want to volunteer to be a ‘responder’ the information on CPR could prove to be invaluable in an emergency situation.

Please let the clerk know if you, or any of your neighbours or friends, are interested in attending.   The training evening will probably take place in early March.


Roadworks: Eudon Burnell lane closure

The council have just heard from Highways that the Eudon lane at the B4363 end will probably be closed within the next day or so and will remain closed until the bridge work is completed.  During that time, access to all properties will be available from the B4364.  Highways are still investigating who is responsible for the closure board which has appeared – no one has made application to close the lane although they think it is connected with the fibre optic broadband installation.


Defibrillator: Wanted – Volunteers

Chetton Parish Council have been offered a defibrillator to be housed at the village hall and are looking for volunteers to be available to be alerted by the ambulance service should they feel that use of the defibrillator would be beneficial.  Training will be given although It is the view of the Resuscitation Council (UK) that the use of an Automated External Defibrillator is NOT to be restricted to trained personnel.  However chances of survival increase if the person has had some training in its use.

Please contact the Parish Clerk if you are interested in volunteering and live or work close to the village hall.

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is an emergency life-saving device for use in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  It is a portable appliance that analyses the heart rhythm and, if needed, administers an electrical charge to the heart in order to establish a regular heartbeat in the event of a Cardiac Arrest.

Only within the first few minutes following a Cardiac Arrest will a victim be in a ‘shockable rhythm’, and therefore rapid defibrillation is vital.  Placing AEDs in the community can dramatically reduce the time from collapse to defibrillation and can greatly improve survival rates.