More Life Saving Equipment

Vital life-saving equipment is set to be installed in the Royal Town and work is now under way to identify areas of Sutton Park to house further defibrillators.

Sutton Coldfield Town Council’s amenities, leisure and community services committee last week resolved to approve installation of defibrillators at Falcon Lodge Community Centre and 1st Sutton Coldfield Sea Scouts.

But councillors have now called for a report into a lack of vital equipment across the 2,400 acre park.

Sutton Trinity ward councillor David Pears said: “We have made soundings to park officers and have given feedback to our CEO as we think some are needed in the park.

“Of course, you need a power source and a presence during day and ideally evening, so we have asked officers to develop this further.

They are at All Saints Church, Banners Gate Community Centre, Harvest Fields Centre, Hill Allotments, Ian Hazels Funerals, Moor Hall Primary, St Giles Hospice, St Michaels Church Boldmere, St Chad’s Church, Sutton Coldfield Cricket and Hockey Club, the Town Hall, Walmley Library and Wylde Green Community Centre.

The town council has also approached all schools within the area.

Eight have shown interest in working with the council to identify a suitable location on an outside wall to host a defibrillator and discussions are ongoing.

“We have had good feedback from schools and that’s something we will continue to work on,” added Councillor Pears.

An interactive map of all known defibrillator sites can be found on the town council website.

If residents or groups are aware of any defibrillators not listed on the map, contact [email protected]

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