Liddington in Wiltshire, UK, is situated on the ancient Ridgeway track at the edge of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village dates back well over 1000 years to the Saxon kingdom of Wessex, and is entered in the Domesday Book. The parish has been inhabited since the distant past, and the evidence is all around us: barrows, crop marks, field systems, the Roman road which forms part of the parish boundary, and the great iron age fortification of Liddington Castle surmounting the hill. Liddington is a great place to live, surrounded by spectacular countryside, with amazing views over the Vale of The White Horse, and close access to the M4 Motorway. The village is attached to the Borough of Swindon.
The Parish Council hopes that you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable break over Christmas. 2021 has been another difficult year for all and we sincerely hope that 2022 will be a better year, Happy New Year.
The Village has had two residents come forward to be respondents now meaning Liddington have three respondents. To give the village the best possible coverage, Liddington Parish Council are asking you to help more people in your neighbourhood survive a cardiac arrest by becoming a GoodSAM Cardiac 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.
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.
Liddington & Wanborough Parish Council would like to hold a joint defibrillator training session for residents in Liddington and Wanborough Parish, prior to booking we would like an idea of who would like to attend, with a date to be confirmed once we know who is interested. So if you are interested in attending a training session please e-mail the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
VANDILISM OF SIGNS
Recently there has been an issue of the dog fouling signs being vandalised in the village, which is unacceptable behaviour, should anyone who witness such behaviour please telephone the Police on 101.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
The Parish Council are currently looking into ways to make the monthly Parish Council meetings more accessible.The next meeting of Liddington Parish Council will be held on 5th January starting at 7pm in the Village Hall. Residents are welcome to attend, following current Government guidelines.
With thanks to Beth’s Potting Shed at Wanborough for the Autumn/ Winter planting of the village trough, which looks beautiful.
SPEED SIGN DATA
This is a summary of our latest speed sign data showing the excessive speeds being experienced. The full data is passed on to the police to assist in their planning appropriate times for speed checks. The info is also provided to SBC Highways in the hope that they will provide us with necessary support
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
The next meeting of Liddington Parish Council will be held on 1st December starting at 7pm in the Village Hall. Residents are welcome to attend, following current Government guidelines.
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.
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.
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.
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.