Defibrillators

The Town Council, supported by the Rotary Club of the Somer Valley and the Rotary Club of Midsomer Norton and Radstock, have installed two defibrillators and public access cabinets, one at West Clewes Recreation Ground and the other on the wall of Baron’s Property Services on the junction of Silver Street and the High Street.  The Council wishes to thank Cllr Barry Macrae for a providing help toward meeting the cost of the cabinets from his Ward Councillor funds.

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The second unit was installed on 19th May on the junction of Silver Street and the High Street

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West Clewes defibrillator unveiling by Cllr Paul Myers, Mayor of Midsomer Norton with, left to right, Cllr Steve Plumley, Midsomer Norton Town Council, Rob Taylor of the Rotary Club of the Somer Valley and Stuart Minall, Chairman of Welton Rovers FC

As part of the scheme for the new Town Park, Midsomer Norton Town Council are installing a community defibrillator into a restored phone box.  The telephone box from the Garden of Friendship was relocated on Friday 18th September 2020 to the Town Park. The Town Warden will fit a Community Heartbeat defibrillator.
The installation of a defibrillator at the Town Park will ensure that park users will have easy access to vital life-saving equipment that can make a crucial difference in the minutes after a suspected heart attack.  It will be registered with the local ambulance trust ensuring that anyone calling 999 can be directed to the equipment.  The units prompt users on their use allowing even untrained people to administer help before the arrival of the emergency services. Community Heartbeat also offer a two hour community training session.