Welwyn Village now has an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) located outside Barclays Bank in Church Street. This is accessible 24/7 without prior training by anyone witnessing a person having a suspected heart attack. It will significantly increase the chance of saving their life before Paramedics arrive.
If you are in this situation:
Go to the AED cabinet outside Barclays
The Ambulance Operator will give you the code to open the cabinet door so you can retrieve the AED and at the same time they will despatch medical help
Take it to the patient and follow the easy video and audio instructions on the AED unit
You cannot harm someone in error; if they are not actually in cardiac arrest (heart attack) the AED will not shock them!
Many thanks to everyone who supported the fund-raising initiative. In particular we thank the Welwyn Wailers for donating £1,000 from this year’s Wail, and the four village businesses that responded with donations, Mimram Veterinary Centre, Neel Dentistry, Putterills and SuSu.
We have arranged for the Community Heartbeat Trust to run an awareness session at 8 – 9.30 pm on Wednesday 28th September in St Mary’s Church House. This is for anyone who would like to know how to recognise someone having a heart attack, how the AED works, how it links with the ambulance service and how to look after the patient until medical help arrives. This session is free of charge and you are very welcome to attend.
We almost have funds for a second AED and pending further fund-raising are investigating other locations within the civic parish of Welwyn. If you are able to contribute to this important community asset please contact us for details.
It might be a bit wet outside today, and a little late to remind you, but not too late to ask you to consider donating to a good cause.
Today, Saturday 10th September 2016, is the Annual Bike and Hike Event organised by St Mary’s Church, Welwyn.
This year the money raised is split half and half between ‘Bliss‘, a charity that helps babies and their families who are born unwell or prematurely, and the Historic Churches Trust, who help maintain the historic church buildings across Herts. and Beds.
The Draft Local Plan and Policies Map; the Sustainability Appraisal, the Habitats Regulations Assessment Report and the Draft Infrastructure Delivery Plan, together with a summary guide to the Draft Local Plan and guidance notes for making a representation, the Statement of Consultation and the Statement of Representations Procedure can be viewed at http://www.welhat.gov.uk/localplan
Added to which, paper copies of the Draft Local Plan, the Policies Map and other documents will also be available to view at a number of inspections points throughout the local area. (See below)
The Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council are holding a series of six Consultation Events across the Borough, where you will be able to speak directly to Council Planning Officers, on a one-to-one basis, and obtain paper copies of the documentation.
Details of all Events are included in the Local Plan Newsletter No.11 but for your convenience, the Consultation Event closest to Welwyn will be held on Wednesday 14th September 2016 at the Welwyn Civic Centre, Prospect Place, from 3.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
You are all encouraged to go along, and ask questions.
The WPAG and the Welwyn Parish Council Planning & Licensing Committee are actively putting responses together, so please let us have your views.