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


Westleigh Village Hall are starting a regular film night starting FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER with doors open at 7pm and curtain up at 7.30pm. It is hoped that with your support to have a monthly show and then possibly once a fortnight if it proves popular.

There is no charge for the evening but we ask that a small donation is left as you depart to help pay for the licences and use of the hall. Tea and biscuits will be provided and as regular visitors to the various functions at the hall will know you can bring your own tipple and snacks.

Afterwards film enthusiasts can decamp to the Westleigh Inn for a lively debate on the merits of the film and what ideas they may have for films to show in the future.

The film we are showing is the ‘Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’. Doors open at 7pm and curtains up at 7.30pm.This film was chosen as part of it was filmed in Bideford with many locals taking part as extras dressed as German soldiers.Based on the best-selling novel, Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cinderella, Baby Driver) plays free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII. A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way. This book is told by way of letters and as the reader, you become enchanted by the writers of them and the love Juliet comes to feel for each of the Islanders; Dawsey, Amelia, Isola, Eben, Kit and Elizabeth. A beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost. From the producers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and with an all-star cast including Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton comes this compelling romantic drama with an intriguing mystery at its heart.

Please mention this event to your friends and neighbours.

I look forward to seeing many of you on the night.  Ken Griffin