Support provided for a second defibrillator at Pitstone Memorial Hall, and for banners for Rainbows & Brownies
The parish council was delighted to provide donations to help both these projects:
- As you will probably remember, the time taken for an ambulance to reach the village from Stoke Mandeville is too long to provide the necessary immediate health care required in the event of a cardiac emergency. There is currently a defibrillator mounted outside the Village Health Centre in Yardley Avenue and there will soon be a second defibrillator outside Pitstone Memorial Hall which will enable even faster assistance to be given to anyone unfortunately suffering heart problems whilst at the hall or on the recreation ground. In the event of a cardiac emergency, the 999 operator will provide the release code and the defibrillator will talk you through the process of giving life saving treatment to the patient whilst the ambulance is on its way. Please make sure that you familiarise yourself with the location of both units, as you never know when you might need them. The council was pleased to provide the requested 50% contribution towards the cost of £813.75. The remaining funds are being raised via a Zone Cycle Studio sponsored spinathon on 11 November, and other fundraising events at the Memorial Hall. We wish them every success with this event and thank them for their support of our community with the installation of this life saving equipment.
- 1st Ivinghoe & Pitstone Rainbows and Brownies advised the parish council that the Rainbow unit had been running for 6 years but had never had an official banner to represent their unit at events such as the Remembrance Day service, furthermore the Brownie banner was now old and out-of-date. The council was pleased to be able to provide the requested 50% contribution towards two new banners, of £120.00. We’d like to thank all the Rainbows, Brownies, their parents and their Leaders for showing their support of the fallen of the parish and attending important events such as the Remembrance Service. We look forward to seeing the new banners in due course.
If you think your local community group could benefit from a donation, please read the parish council Grant & Donations Policy available on our website: http://pitstone.co.uk/ppcinfo/grant-policy/ or speak to the parish clerk.