Donation of Defibrillator

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God (Christ’s Love Assembly), Swindon, has very kindly donated a defibrillator to Haydon Wick Parish Council. The Church has also donated funds towards any installation cost and the first year’s maintenance.

Immediate CPR and defibrillation can more than double the chances of survival in cases of cardiac arrest.

Adebanjo Adeniran, the Pastor of the Church says:

“Our Church is very pleased to provide this important item of life-saving equipment to the Parish.”

Councillor Vinay Manro, Chairman of Haydon Wick Parish Council had this to say about the donation:

“We are delighted that the Redeemed Christian Church of God (Christ’s Love Assembly) have provided this valuable community asset to the Council.

Speed is the key in cardiac arrest survival, and community defibrillators can make the difference between life and death in an emergency. We are truly grateful for this donation.”

The location of the machine will be in close proximity to the Parish Council offices and available in an open space for emergency use.  The device will be registered with the National Defibrillator Database and on The Circuit, National Defibrillator Network.

Public Consultation – Happy to Chat Benches

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‘Happy to Chat’ benches aim to combat loneliness and isolation

 As part of its work to improve health and wellbeing within the community it represents, Haydon Wick Parish Council installed new ‘Happy to Chat’ benches as a trial on the Hamble Road/ Thames Avenue footpath in November 2021.

This initiative aims to help break down the barriers of social isolation and get people talking. The benefits of ‘Happy to Chat’ benches have been demonstrated by other similar initiatives across the country, and studies have found that providing benches allows people to spend longer outside, which is beneficial for mental health and helps to connect people within communities. This connection is particularly important for people who might find social venues like cafes too expensive or too busy.

However, these benches were removed on 30th June 2022, due to numerous reports of anti-social behaviour during the evening hours. The Council’s decision to remove the benches was not an easy one and its priority was to give those residents directly affected by the behaviour priority, whilst they are in their homes.

A consultation will be conducted whereby you will be able to share your feedback regarding the new location(s). Please help us by taking the short survey below to have your say. The survey closes at 5pm on Friday 29th July 2022.


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