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BERDEN VILLAGE GREEN DEFIBRILLATOR
You may be aware that there was recent concern over the how much of Berden fell within the emergency services defined call out area for the defibrillators. We have been very reliably informed that anybody living within 1600 meters of the telephone box should be referred to it, by the 999 operator, if it is needed. The only Berden homes that are outside of this area are those at the far end of Potash Lane. However SPEED IS THE KEY so the further away you live the greater the urgency. Think about calling somebody who lives close to the telephone box for help.
IN AN EMERGENCY
The caller should first ring 999 or 112 and report the emergency, including the postcode of the incident location, to the ambulance service. They will, if the circumstances dictate, instruct the caller to use the defibrillator and give the digital code to unlock the yellow cabinet. When activated the defibrillator will give the user very clear instructions and can be used on children, by using the adult/child mode switch and training is not vital.
Under no circumstances should a patient be left on their own whilst somebody is collecting the unit – get a neighbour to help – and CPR should be started as soon as possible and before the defibrillator arrives on the scene. The ambulance telephone operator will also give advice and help on how best to deal with the situation.
Please return the machine to its appropriate site after use and notify a member of the Parish Council.
The postcode for the telephone box is CM23 1AS
JOHN BURTON – 01279 77767
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Highway Ranger Service
A response team of Highway Rangers is now patrolling the Uttlesford district. These Rangers use a specially-marked van and carry out minor repairs and maintenance throughout the district.
Uttlesford District Council is working in partnership with Essex County Council Highways to provide the Highway Ranger service to the local community. This comprises a team of two men and a van. They will visit towns and villages on request to undertake minor works, such as trimming back overgrown vegetation on public footpaths and roadside verges.
However, fixing potholes does not fall within their remit and these should still be reported to Essex County Council, through their website www.essex.gov.uk
The types of minor maintenance works that can be undertaken by the Highway Rangers are as follows:
- Cleaning and minor repairs to non-electrical road signs
- Cleaning and minor repairs to street furniture
- Re-instatement of posts and bollards (minimal excavation)
- Trimming of vegetation and removal of cuttings
- Ad hoc grass cutting and strimming
- Localised cleaning and minor excavation of roadside water channels
- Clearing of weeds or vegetation from pavements
- Removal of litter and small flytips from highway land
- Removal of illegal signs and flyposting
- Minor block/flag paving repairs
Any resident who would like the Highway Rangers to carry out minor works as outlined should contact the Parish Council, by letter or email, with full details. They will then be able to contact the Ranger service on the resident’s behalf, should the requested job meet the specific requirements. You can contact the Parish Council here (go to foot of linked page)
Please do not contact Uttlesford District Council directly.
THE RSPB’s TIPS ON HOW TO STOP YOUR CAT MAKING A MEAL OUT OF OUR GARDEN BIRDS.
According to the RSPB, 27 million birds are killed every year in this country by our 7.2 million pet cats. That is just under four per cat on average; but I think we all know of cats that bring their haul in on an almost daily basis. This is a devastating slaughter and we should all do our best to try and contain our much loved cats during the spring, in particular, when young birds are so vulnerable.
According to the RSPB all cat owners are asked to consider the following…
1.’ Fit a bell to your cat’s collar. This simple addition could cut predation by at least a third.’ Audio-visual alarm collars and cat bibs are also available but probably both expensive and not necessarily practical for day to day feline living.
- ‘Make sure your cat is well fed.’ Sounds logical but………
3.’ Impose a cat curfew.’ It seems that the times that cats are most desperate to escape the house – around sunset, sunrise and after bad weather – coincide with peak bird feeding hours. In May and June this can mean young inexperienced birds spending too much time on the ground.
Please, please do your best alleviate the distress that your cat can cause to both yourself and neighbouring bird lovers.
Please note and remember that, though it is difficult to prove that cats are completely responsible – and there are other factors, overall the numbers of many species of our much loved garden birds have declined by between 70 and 80% over the last twenty years. That includes several varieties of tit, sparrows, starlings, thrushes and finches.
Nobody likes to clear up the remains of a murdered robin – now our national bird.
Thanks for doing your bit – JOHN BURTON
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