WESTLEIGH PARISH P A R I S H & VILLAGE DEFIBRILLATOR

The new village defibrillator is situated by the Notice board outside the old Post Office. Below is a useful link to a British Red Cross page concerning its operation.

 http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/First-aid/Everyday-First-Aid/Unresponsive-and-not-breathing-when-an-AED-is-available

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Westleigh Parish Council – Parish Action Plan

Following the consultation event in June, the Parish Council have agreed to the following action:

Parish improvements:

Bus shelters, Public Benches, Memorial Gardens, and the Eastleigh Phone Box.

The Parish Council would like to improve the current standard of these local facilities.  This could be achieved by creating a local community group to coordinate the work and apply for funds, or by raising the local precept to fund the work.

Anyone interested in putting their names forward for the local community group, please contact the Parish Clerk e-mail westleighparishclerk@yahoo.co.uk


Westleigh Footpath Improvements

The Parish Council will improve the surface of the footpath, provide signage to the footpath, and improve the access.

Highway Issues

The Parish Council will undertake an inventory of all current Highway issues in the Parish.  The Parish Council will liaise with Devon County Council to assess and identify any solutions to the issues.

The Parish Council will place a standing Highways item on the agenda for all future meetings.

Defibrillator

The Parish Council will arrange a First Aid Training Course for all parishioners who have expressed an interest in defibrillator training and emergency First Aid.


FOLLOWING THE OPEN DAY THE PARISH COUNCIL HAS AGREED TO A NUMBER OF ACTIONS


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FREE HOME ENERGY VISITS

361 Community Energy is the North Devon Not-For-Profit organisation helping to reduce the carbon footprint of North Devon and Torridge. 361 Energy work with the Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) to provide free home energy visits. Their advisors can help review your energy usage, energy tariffs, give you free energy- saving equipment such as LED lightbulbs and draught excluders. They can also help you access funding for loft and cavity insulation, combi boilers, solar panels and more.


The home energy visits have some very broad eligibility requirements and 69% of residents in North Devon qualify for a free energy visit. 361 Energy want to help as many people as possible by extending the service to anyone that either is already in, or is at risk of falling into fuel poverty. It is open to all types of householders – homeowners, private renters and social housing tenants


Last year the team completed 500 home energy visits but they have the capacity to complete much more across North Devon and Torridge.


To book a home energy visit go to their website http://www.361energy.org/save/ or call 01271 599361.