Heptonstall Defibrillator Update

The external cabinet for the defibrillator on the wall outside Heptonstall Post Office has now been installed. Very shortly the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) will come and check all is OK.

A digital code will be set by YAS and will be given to anyone calling 999 in an emergency situation. This code will be used to open the cabinet housing the defibrillator itself which ‘talks you through’ the process of its use. Essential information is shown on the red strip on the outside of the cabinet.

Please use the links below for additional information…

Parish Council Meeting – July 2016

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the July Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 4 July 2016 commencing at 7.30 p.m.

Minutes arising from the May 2016 meeting can be seen here, and for the 2016
Annual Meeting here.

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

Meeting about changes to Chapel

The Parish Council planning meeting tonight (Wednesday 15 June) will begin as planned outside Stone Slack, near Drapers Corner, at 7.30pm but will move to Green Slack house, just behind Drapers Corner, if a longer discussion is needed.

The first item on the agenda is plans for two houses to be built on the empty land near Stone Slack. The meeting will continue with discussion about changes to the Heptonstall Methodist Chapel as detailed below. Members of the public may attend.