Londonthorpe council invests in life-saving machines for the parish

The parish council has bought two defibrillators to be used in the area.
The parish council has bought two defibrillators to be used in the area.
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A parish council has bought two defibrillators to be used in the area.

Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without Parish Council has already installed one of the machines in Alma Park Road at East Midlands Electronics. The council chose the site because it is readily available to 900 homes, 200 business and the local primary school.

The machines were bought through the EMAS 999 scheme and bought for £999 each. The second machine will be installed in Sunningdale when a suitable location is agreed.

A training session run by EMAS at Belmont Community Primary School, attended by 18 people. They were given training in CPR before being instructed in the use of the defibrillator which is automatic and talks the user through the procedure.

Parish council clerk Pete Armstrong said: “If only one life is saved by the project it will have been worthwhile.”