We are running a Jumble Trail Event in Heptonstall on Monday 29th August.
There will be things on at the bowling club for families, as well as bacon sarnies, a good value lunch and bouncy castle for the kids.
Anyone wanting to get involved will be given space in the bowling club, or the chance to ‘buddy up’ with some-one along the trail.
Please contact Jan Lymer on 01422 847979 or 07772 168812 so we can match you up with someone local.
Anyone can come along and raise money for their own cause, or just get the chance to de-clutter the house!!
It is going to be a lovely way to while away a few hours over the bank holiday, and the village will be judging its best garden competition on that day too.
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?
The 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
REPAIRING OUR FLOOD DAMAGED PATHS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.