The Parish Council has applied to the Vale of White Horse District Council for a grant to enable the purchase an additional two defibrillators. The laundrette in Playfield Road and Kirlena House have both very kindly agreed that a unit can be installed outside their premises on an external wall.
The Parish council has hoping to install a fourth defibrillator in the vicinity of Poplar Grove/Manor Grove but is having difficulty finding a suitable location as the cabinet needs to be connected to an electricity supply.
At the time of preparing this article the awareness session arranged for the end of September in how this defibrillator works should have taken place, with the Parish Council hoping that it was well attended by residents. The Council does thank the South Central Ambulance Service for its time in giving this advice free of charge.
Those of you who visit the Playfield Road playing field may have noticed the damage to the dry stone wall there.
As you can see someone has really made a mess – the Council is at present getting quotes from dry stone wall companies, with a view to repairing this as soon as possible.
The Council has applied to the Vale of White Horse District Council for permission to increase the height of the wire net fencing at the other end of the playing field, in an attempt to keep footballs out of neighbouring gardens, which has become an issue, with children and adults scrambling through the fence and private hedges to retrieve footballs. The police have been informed, as damage has been done to private property and the Parish Council would ask all playing field users not to retrieve any balls from private gardens, but to ask the owners of the properties to retrieve them for you.