Parish News – February 2019

Presentation of Infant CPR Manikin

The council was pleased to present Dick Tracy with an infant CPR manikin at the council meeting on 10 January. Dick is a former paramedic, and runs our defibrillator training sessions in the village free of charge. The council agreed that it would like to present the manikin to Dick as an expression of thanks. Dick is very keen to raise awareness of public access defibrillators, and he has some shocking statistics on the increased survival rate of defibrillators are used when someone goes into cardiac arrest. Dick has been a great help to Kennington Parish Council, and supported the council to purchase four public access defibrillators, which are located around the village.

Parish Council Elections

Would you like to make a positive difference in Kennington? The next parish council elections will take place in May 2019. To be a councillor you must be:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • On the electoral role
  • A citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, EU or Ireland
  • Resident in or within 3 miles of Kennington, or own land or work in the parish
  • Committed to attend meetings regularly

Further details of how to apply will be in the March Chronicle. If you would like to find out more, please contact the Clerk or come along to one of the council’s meetings.

Defibrillator Training

The parish council has organised another workshop on how to use the defibrillators in the village – please see the article on page… for more details.

Pavilion Project

Thank you to everyone who responded to the public consultation on the proposed rebuild of Playfield Rd pavilion. The feasibility study us now completed and a request for pre-planning application advice has been submitted to the district council. The parish council would like to extend its thanks to Vale of White Horse District Council for the grant towards the cost of the feasibility study. The parish council is now starting to explore funding opportunities, so if you have any fundraising ideas, please get in touch!

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