Do you want a life-saving defibrillator in the Village?

The Parish Council is proposing to install a defibrillator on the outside of the Post Office in Heptonstall. It could save the life of someone – child or adult – suffering a cardiac arrest. No medical or special training is needed to use it.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service says:

“Think – If a Cardiac Arrest happened where you are now – where would the nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) be? If the answer is realistically more than 5 minutes away then you should start an AED or Community Responder programme. AEDs save lives…“

The Resuscitation Council UK says:

“The Resuscitation Council (UK) strongly recommends the implementation of early defibrillation. Increased provision of early defibrillation through the widespread deployment of AEDs is now considered a realistic strategy for reducing mortality from cardiac arrest due to ischaemic heart disease.”

Mr Mike Mongon has very kindly donated a suitable defibrillator, the Parish Council will purchase a weather-proof cabinet for it and the package will be supported by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS). No special training is needed to operate the device but an e-learning familiarisation course will be available on-line and, if preferred, it may be possible to arrange a ‘live’ course with YAS.

Before going ahead we wish to confirm that the project has Community backing, so please tell us:

  • Are you in favour of installing a defibrillator as proposed?
  • Would you like to attend a YAS familiarisation course if possible?

ADMIN Defib survey flyer June2016 (1) 300The period of consultation will be from 13 June to 27 June.

Questionnaires will be delivered to households as well as being available for pick up at Heptonstall Post Office, and can be downloaded here.

Once completed they should be dropped in the box inside the Post Office.

Do please let us know what you think.

Thank you for your help.

Roger Greenwood – Clerk to Heptonstall Parish Council

Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club

Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club has been running since the late 1960s, welcoming all members to benefit from our club. We offer bowling, snooker and pool to all members wishing to join, and have many of our own bowling and snooker teams.

The club is open on various nights, depending on the season and what social events are being hosted.

As a club, we can offer private functions such as wedding receptions, birthdays and funerals at reasonable prices. We have kitchen and bar facilities that can be used for your own individual requirements, and a stage big enough for live acts, bands and DJs.

The club is used for regular events throughout the year, which are suitable for all ages, including: playgroups, sequence dancing, exercise classes, and worship. Each year we hold our own events, such as: Burns’ Supper, the local pantomime in November, Heptonstall’s Got Talent, New Year Eve free party, our famous Bonfire Night, and the Heptonstall Village Team Xmas Lunch for our older residents. There are other events in between, according to the time of year.

The club has a new website site, which can be accessed via this link.

Village Team Trip to Bury Market

THE FAMOUS BURY MARKET

Bury Market remains the undisputed champion of the North so booking is essential for this first trip of this year.

World famous, Bury Market oozes charisma and atmosphere. The ambience and layout offers visitors the opportunity to seek out and visit every stall. The range of products and facilities is second to none.

Bury Market is a very large traditional market in a modern setting. It’s a unique shopping experience and great day out for all.

Community Rights Of Way Service (CROWS)

REPAIRING OUR FLOOD DAMAGED PATHS

Brearley path
The floods and torrential rain this winter have caused a huge amount of damage to footpaths in Todmorden and the Upper Calder Valley.

CROWS have a list of paths they need to repair from all over the area, but they need the public’s help to identify problems that they know are out there. So make it easy, they have just introduced a new simple system for people to contact us.

From this week there are 4 ways to report a path problem to CROWS:

• Call their new Path problem line on 0784 964 0784 and leave a message (why not put this number in your contact list?)
• Send a message through the CROWS Facebook page
• Email crows-coop@outlook.com (a photo of the problem would help)
• Leave a note at Mountain Wild, Hebden Bridge or White Ribbon in Mytholmroyd or at Todmorden Visitor centre

Please tell them about any problem, not just those related to flood damage.
Why not put the number in your contacts and please share this with your walking friends.

CROWS
White Ribbon House, 1, New Road, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5DZ
Website http://www.crows-coop.co.uk/
Email crows-coop@outlook.com