Published: 15 February 2022

The Parish Council are responsible for the Defib located outside St John’s Church Hall, opposite the Church entrance which is accessible 24/7.

It is registered with The Circuit- the National Defibrillator network, and South East Coast Ambulance.

What is The Circuit? The moment someone has a cardiac arrest, the clock starts ticking. Every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival. But many defibrillators are never used because emergency services don’t know where they are or how to access them.

This is where The Circuit comes in.

The Circuit – the national defibrillator network, connects defibrillators to NHS ambulance services across the UK so that in those crucial moments after a cardiac arrest, they can be accessed quickly to help save lives.

Once calling 999, they will advise of the location and (access if required) and can be used by anyone. The devices are semi-automatic and simple to use. They give verbal and written instructions on how to use them and will not shock a patient if the patient does not need shocking. The ambulance service will support you with the use of the device if needed.

The Defib located at the Village Centre is also accessible 24/7 and work is ongoing to look to add another one at the new Parish Office.