Defibrillator at Bockhanger Square
Posted on 12th November 2022 at 12:03
Defibrillator - now fully installed on Bockhanger Square. This is all kitted up and ready in case of an emergency.
The Council has a programme of installing public access defibrillators. The planned budget has stretched much further than expected due to the generosity of partners who have paid installation costs when they agreed to have a defibrillator on their outside wall.
Ashford Borough Council have supported installations at the Spearpoint Pavilion and now the Bockhanger shops. The Co-op on Faversham Road and shortly the One Stop on Little Burton are two commercial partners.
The Council is in the planning stage to install the fifth outside the New Hayesbank doctors surgery and waiting on finalising with their contractors.
A sixth unit will be housed in the redundant phone box on Tile Kiln Lane which we have adopted from BT. Other uses for the phone box are also under consideration.
One spin-off from the installation at Bockhanger Shops is that ABC upgraded the lighting across the front of the shops facing the square. We understand that the shops and flats are also benefit from rewiring to bring the block up to modern standards. A real win-win all round.
All defibrillators installed are available 24/7 with access codes being provided by the Ambulance Service when you phone 999. Other public access equipment is at the Women’s Institute Hall on Faversham Road; this was in place before the Council’s programme was adopted.
We believe that Kennington may now have more public access defibrillators available than any other parish in Kent.
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