Village defibrillator deployed

martin_phonebox _defib_150From Martin Briscombe:

Ian Carroll reports that at the end of September the village Defibrillator was collected from the Telephone box and dispatched to the Ebrington Arms.

 

Here a lady had collapsed and was being attended to by staff and customers. Ian rushed home to collect his kit before going to help. Fortunately it appeared that the lady had just fainted (Ronnie had given her a free drink) and had now recovered without the need to use the defibrillator. Although defib was not needed on this occasion it’s good that people know where the defib is housed, and that the Emergency 999 /LIVES system works, and of course that we have Ian resident in the village.

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Cameo update September 2016

cameo_wordcloud_square_150From Maura Dormer:

On Septemer 20 we had a very well supported evening to hear a talk given by Ian Carroll, a First Responder with LIVES. Ian gave a very interesting talk on the history of LIVES which, together with a power point presentation and display of the vast array of equipment. He gave us all an insight into the incredibly valuable and life saving work they undertake every day of the year and demonstrated the basics of CPR, and explained the use of defibrillators. Something we hope we will never need to put into practice but it could be life-saving! Many thanks Ian. Continue reading

Wanted: Children’s books

Photo: Martin BriscombeFrom Martin Briscombe:

Wanted for the Book Exchange

We have had a good uptake of children’s books from the Telephone Box recently, so if you have any surplus books you think other children would enjoy, could you please put them on the lower shelves in the box?

Then we will have plenty for visiting children in the holidays and for those returning for the new school term. Thanks very much.

Telephone box summer update

From Martin Briscombe:

The Telephone Box is looking its best in this summer of 2016 with its books refreshed and garden in full bloom. Some say that this is Kirkby on Bain’s own stately home, with its iconic world-renowned architecture, extensive library, Western Power sponsored dovecote and archetypal Dewrance gardens. Continue reading

Annual Parish Meeting: full house!

The 2016 Kirby on Bain Annual Parish Meeting attracted over 50 local people and invited guests last evening, filling the school hall almost to capacity. Opened by Parish Council Chairman Sam Midgley and compered by Councillor Martin Briscombe, the event certainly lived up to our expectations.

The show got off to a flying start as pupils from Oak Class presented an engaging, and at times touching, picture of school life, making good use of the excellent audio-visual facilities offered by the state-of-the-art school hall, before a series of presentations by local people representing community groups. Continue reading

Have your say and celebrate with us…..

……at this year’s Kirkby on Bain Annual (Civil) Parish Meeting, scheduled for 7pm Thursday April 28th 2016, in the Primary School Hall in Wharf Lane.

It’s not a regular Parish Council meeting with a strict agenda, but an informal get-together – your chance to tell us what you really think about life in this village, to suggest how we might improve things, to socialise, showcase community activities and celebrate recent achievements.

Some of the highlights: Continue reading

Phone box garden under attack!

martin_phonebox _gardenAttack_150But don’t worry, there’s a happy ending. Yesterday, on my way into Woodhall Spa I was presented by the horrible sight of blokes in hi-vis gear digging up the tiny garden next to our rejuvenated phone box and defibrillator station.

By the time I got back, the garden had all but disappeared, replaced by a hole in the ground, with one man fishing around in it, observed with interest by four or five colleagues leaning on temporary safety barriers. To judge by the number of vans parked up, I thought this must be a major emergency. A conversation ensued in which I found out that the job was to restore the nearby street light, and I was assured that the garden would be made good once it was done. Continue reading