Defibrillator for Easton at Wessex Water pumping station
The community of Easton near Wells now has the reassurance of 24-hour access to a defibrillator, installed at Wessex Water’s sewage pumping station in the village.
Due to the remote location, volunteer fundraisers from Easton Ladies Guild decided to purchase the lifesaving device with the help of a grant from St Cuthbert Out Parish Council.
Site manager Ashley Pratt said: “After carrying out some security checks, we have installed the defibrillator on the wall of the pumping station.
“New signs have been put up, plus new lighting to allow for 24-hour access to the unit.”
St Cuthbert Out Parish Council considers grant applications from local groups throughout the year.
Clerk Michele Exton said: “The council was able to provide a grant of £300 to Easton Ladies Guild towards the purchase of this defibrillator for the benefit of the local community.
“We’re extremely grateful to Wessex Water for allowing the defibrillator to be housed at their pumping station.”