Churchyard Clearup

All Saints Church Liddington – churchyard clear up, Saturday 18th 10-12 

Bring your own gardening equipment: shears, strimmers etc. 

For further info contact Marge on 01793 790768

Phone Box Defibrillator

We now have two defibrillators in the village.

The second defibrillator has been installed and is fully operational in the repainted telephone box by the old Post Office in The Street.

The original defibrillator is located on the front of the village hall, on Church Road.

Joel Joffe Way

Consent has been approved by Swindon Borough Council for naming LN23 – WA2 footpath, from The Street Liddington leading north-west to Ham Road Joel Joffe Way . Named signposts are being positioned at each end to mark this public right of way in honour of his memory.

Joel Joffe Memorial Unveiling

All residents are invited to attend the unveiling of the Joel Joffe Memorial in the Liddington

Village Hall on Saturday, October 9th at 12.30pm. 

This memorial consists of a framed and mounted 

collage of text and photos celebrating Joel’s life and work internationally , nationally , in Swindon and here in Liddington where he lived for over thirty years.

The memorial will be unveiled by Lady Joffe. Light refreshments will be served.

Please let David Lomax know if you would like to attend this event by emailing him : davidlomax469@btinternet.com or telephoning him on 07931895044 by Friday, September 17th.

Become a Cardiac Responder and save a life in your community

The chances of surviving a cardiac arrest on the street is approximately 8%. In Heathrow Airport it is over 80%. That’s because air crew are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and there is a defibrillator at every other gate. 

Each minute without CPR following a cardiac arrest, reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10%. 

We are asking you to help more people in your neighbourhood survive a cardiac arrest by becoming a GoodSAM Cardiac Responder alongside your role as an NHS Volunteer Responder. 

GoodSAM works with ambulance services across the UK, alerting people trained in CPR to nearby cardiac arrests while an ambulance is on the way. We have over 100,000 Cardiac Responders who, between them, save many lives each year – and the more we have the more lives we can save. 

Our ambition is to have a Cardiac Responder on every street, which is why we are inviting all NHS Volunteer Responders who are trained in CPR, or would like to be, to sign up as GoodSAM Cardiac Responders. 

Register Here

Key Information

  • This is about helping people in your neighbourhood and you will only be alerted to cardiac arrests within a few hundred metres of where you live.
  • Most Cardiac Responders only receive 2 alerts a year.
  • You do not have to be “On-duty” to receive Cardiac Arrest notifications.
  • You are only asked to provide CPR and to use a defibrillator if one is available.
  • If you receive an alert and are unable to respond, that’s fine, the next nearest person will be alerted.
  • An ambulance will also be on the way.
  • The ambulance services control who they alert (staff; professionals; volunteers with first aid certification; self-certifying volunteers) and over what radius.
  • You will need to agree to our Code of Conduct.
  • More information can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.

GoodSAM Cardiac Responders are managed by GoodSAM directly. But you will remain an NHS Volunteer Responder, able to accept tasks to fit around your lifestyle as you do now. 

Don’t worry if this is not for you. You will only be alerted to these medical emergencies if you sign up as a Cardiac Responder. 

To be alerted as a trained Cardiac Responder, you will be asked to upload evidence of first aid training such as a valid first aid certificate or workplace ID if CPR training is a condition of your employment, (eg doctor, nurse, police officer, fire fighter). If you haven’t been trained or don’t have an in-date certificate, you can still register, and we will be in touch with training opportunities shortly. You won’t receive Cardiac Responder alerts until you have been trained. 

Email GoodSAM at info@goodsamapp.org if you have any questions. 

GoodSAM has saved hundreds of lives through earlier CPR and defibrillator use. We hope you can join our fantastic community of Cardiac Responders and help save lives.

Register Here

PUBLIC ACCESS FOOTPATHS

A polite reminder that when out walking it is imperative to stick to the public footpaths edging the corners of fields. There are concerns for livestock due to dog fouling and loss of haymaking due to trampled grass from trespassing all over the field running adjacent to the East and South side of the Playing Field. Public access is confined to the public footpath edging the corner of the field between the style from the Playing Field and the Tins Footpath that runs from the field down to the main road opposite the gated path to Spinney Close.