Defibrillator Training parish news briefing 23/2

Blithfield briefing 23/2

Defibrillator Training

Blithfield Parish Council and Admaston Village Hall Committee have arranged a free defibrillator training sessions on Friday, April 14 and if any parishioner wishes to attend they should send an expression of interest to council clerk Fiona Shipley at, with names, address, phone numbers and email address as soon as possible. It would also be helpful if applicants could state if they have any knowledge, no matter how limited, of defibrillators or have none.

There will be two trainers in attendance led by Abbots Bromley’s lead First Responder Rob Stevenson to whom the parish council and hall committee are very grateful for volunteering time and expertise.

The training will start at 7.30pm and each participant will be issued with an easy to follow paper guide, compiled in conjunction with the manufacturers, on completion of the training.

We have had two defibrillators in the parish for a number of years, one on the wall at Admaston Village Hall and the other in the old red telephone kiosk at the top of |Manor Lane in Newton. Both are checked regularly by our parish defibrillator co-ordinator Paul Riley.

Applications to participate will be treated on a first come first served basis and if we are oversubscribed we will try to arrange another session.

Next Parish Council meeting: The next meeting will be at Admaston Village Hall on Thursday, May18 at 7pm. All are welcome and if you have any matters to raise please contact a Parish Councillor or the Parish Council Clerk.

Local elections: There will be local elections, including for the parish council (depending on the number of candidates) on Thursday, May 4. All voters will have to produce photo ID to vote.

Coronation celebration: Please make a diary note of the parish celebrations of the coronation of King Charles 111 at Admaston Village Hall on Monday, May 8. Children’s sports and competitions, starting at 3pm will be followed by a hog roast and entertainment by Lola Lamour starting at 5.30pm. Further details of where to get your tickets will be circulated shortly.

Parish Council Contacts: Chairman: Cllr Peter Atkins, MBE, OStJ, , Vice Chairman: Cllr Anthony Vernon,     Cllr Phyllis Massey,  Cllr Stan Hulme,  Cllr Kevin Massey, Parish Council clerk Fiona Shipley,