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Funding secured for defibrillator at Westerfield Village Hall

PUBLISHED: 08:34 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:53 02 November 2017

Suffolk Coastal district councillor Robert Whiting (right) with Westerfield Parish Council chairman Peter Miller (left) unveiling the defibrillator. Picture: ROD CAIRD

Suffolk Coastal district councillor Robert Whiting (right) with Westerfield Parish Council chairman Peter Miller (left) unveiling the defibrillator. Picture: ROD CAIRD

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A defibrillator has been installed at Westerfield Village Hall after funding was secured for the lifesaving piece of kit.

Suffolk Coastal District Council’s ward councillor for Fynn Valley, Robert Whiting, provided a grant to Westerfield Parish Council from his enabling communities budget, with the equipment now having been installed.

Mr Whiting said: “I’m delighted to have been able to make this possible for the village. Let’s hope it never gets used – but it’s good to know it’s there now if there is an emergency.”

The equipment will be available for use in an emergency, with 999 call-handlers able to instruct people on how to use them.

Parish council chairman Peter Miller added: “We are a busy village and the Village Hall in particular is used by very many people of all ages for a huge range of activities. We are very grateful to our district councillor for making this facility possible.”

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