Funding secured for defibrillator at Westerfield Village Hall

Suffolk Coastal district councillor Robert Whiting (right) with Westerfield Parish Council chairman

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

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.”