BT have announced that the little used and neglected telephone kiosk in Gundleton is available for adoption by the Parish Council for the sum of £1.
The Parish Council considered this offer at their last meeting and believe that, since BT wish to discontinue the telephone service and the use of the box is practically non-existent, we should adopt the kiosk as long as a suitable alternative use can be found for it.
The Parish Council would like to discover from Gundleton residents what use they believe should be made of the kiosk. A few suggestions that have been made which include;
· A small library/book exchange point
· A notice board
· A defibrillator housing
· A combination of the above suggestions
Since we already have a defibrillator in the parish at the Village Hall, you may wonder why we need consider another. The simple fact is that the less time taken to begin defibrillation the greater the chance of survival is.
The British Heart Foundation has found that, after cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chance of survival by 10%. In the SO24 area only 54% of life threatening calls are responded to in under eight minutes, and the maximum time in which defibrillation is usually successful after cardiac arrest is 10 minutes. Having access to a defibrillator closer that the one in Bighton can only increase the chance of survival for Gundleton residents.
If you would like to support one of the suggestions, or if you have a different idea, then please contact the Parish Clerk, Sarah White on 733216 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org