Back by popular demand (or should that be unpopular?) is the fourth annual Whittington litter collection that will take place on Saturday 23 March 2019 between 0915 and about 1230. We are looking for volunteers to help us clear the roads and paths out to the parish boundary of the various cans, bottles, food wrappers and other assorted items that some people find too difficult to take home. We have an assortment of litter pickers, high visibility vests, gloves and bags to help collect the rubbish – all you need is some warm clothing and a sense of humour! Meet at Whittington Village Hall at 0915 for the opportunity for a chat and some gentle exercise followed by light refreshments on completion. We would love to see you there!
Following the PC meeting last night it was agreed that the access code to the defibrillator cabinet be made available to residents if they feel that it would be beneficial.
To ensure that security of the equipment is not compromised it was thought prudent not to openly publish the code number but to ask residents to contact Colin Hall (email email@example.com) who will be happy to provide that information.
Of course when ringing the emergency services that number is immediately given but after the First Responder presentation several residents indicated that having that code to hand would useful.
The evening was a great success and extremely well attended by 35 people! The event took the form of a workshop and involved all those present, with First Responders explaining various techniques associated with the Defibrillator. Residents were able to question and be assured of the efficacy of Defibrillator. The access to the equipment was fully explained and any fears about using it allayed.
There was a humorous presentation by David Reed – First Responder Coordinator for the Whittington area. There are still vacancies for First Responders – if anyone is interested, please contact Colin Hall.
The Parish Council have arranged a session with our local first responder, David Reed, to demonstrate, present and indeed elaborate on our defibrillator now situated on the Village Hall front elevation.
This FREE session will be held at 7:30 pm in the Village Hall on Thursday 10th January 2019. There will be refreshments available.
Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of the Parsish Council (Colin Hall)
There will be a proposed temporary road closure on Church Street, Whittington on the Friday 1st February 2019, until Monday 4th February 2019 to enable carriageway resurfacing works to take place.
If you have any comments or observations regarding the closure please contact the LCC contact indicated in the attached closure details or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 11th January 2019.
A report from Colin Hall on Beacon event – photos to follow:
The Armistice Day Beacon, lit at 7 pm on Sunday 11th November at Sellet Bank, was a tremendous success. Well over 120 guests, after enjoying drinks and barbecue at Sellet Hall, made their way to the summit of Sellet Bank to witness both Lady Kimber and Eric Pelter light, what can only be described as, the most impressive conflagration in the Lune Valley!
Blessed with fine weather the concerted joint effort from the PCC, VH Committee, PC and individuals too numerous to mention more than met expectations with a grand total of £1050 being raised by donations for the Help for Heroes charity.
The organisers would like to thank all those involved in contributing so much time and energy to help commemorate such an important occasion.