Hello and welcome to the community website for the Parish of Huish Champflower.

This site is intended to provide easy access to a range of useful community information and links to the providers of the services we use.

We thank you for visiting our website and if you would like to contribute, make any comment or suggestion we should welcome your feedback.

Please contact us either by using the Contact Us page or by email at:  NHW@HuishChampflower.org

 

Latest News

CPR/AED Training - Sunday 17 December, 3.30pm @ Village Hall

It is critical that as many residents are familiar with CPR techniques and in the use of the AED/Defibrillator. This training is run by the Wiveliscombe First Responder team. To keep training current it is important that you attend a course at least every year. This training will save lives.

Somerset West Lottery - Support our Village Hall

The Village Hall now has the opportunity of deriving additional income via the Somerset West Lottery. 50% of tickets sold from our Somerset West Lottery page go to the Village Hall, and a further 10% to other good causes in West Somerset. Tickets only cost £1 and prizes are up to £25,000. To start supporting your Village Hall visit:- www.SomersetWestLottery.co.uk and search for Huish Champflower.

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Community Defibrillator

Our Parish now has a defibrillator, courtesy of the kind people at the British Heart Foundation. The device is located in the entrance porch of the Village Hall. Further CPR training and defibrillator familiarisation will be made available over the coming months.

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

The Avon and Somerset Constabulary now has the ability to contact each NHW Scheme and are interested in your views on matters which may be of concern to you and which will help build and improve the way NHW and Avon and Somerset Constabulary positively affect your community.

Contacting them is easy, either via their website, http://www.asnwa.org (there is a contact form at the bottom of their home page), or by calling 03330 142815.

To view the complete “Alert” please visit the Community website page or click on the link below.

http://www.huishchampflower.org/blog/

Wiveliscombe Community First Responders

As the South West of England is predominately rural, it is not always possible for an ambulance to reach people in Wiveliscombe and the surrounding areas quickly.  So, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust established Wiveliscombe Community First Responders to respond to life-threatening emergencies and deliver appropriate care until the emergency ambulance arrives.  Responders are trained in the basic life support and are equipped with defibrillators, oxygen, first aid equipment and communications.

Wiveliscombe Community First Responders are all volunteers.  Continual training is provided by SWASFT to ensure that all Responders keep their skills and expertise updated.

When possible, they operate a 24 hours a day – 365 days a year rota to ensure that a minimum of one trained First Responder is on duty and available at all times.  Emergencies include unconsciousness (due to injury or medical problems), chest pains and breathing difficulties either in the home or public/work places.  An emergency ambulance is always dispatched to all incidents attended by Responders.

Is your house easy to find?  Every minute could make a difference so … maybe you can consider the following:

  • Is your house name or number clearly visible from the road?
  • Do you need a sign to point the way to your house from the road?
  • Can you leave someone outside to guide the Responder
  • At night times, turn on all house lights and open curtains
  • Is there adequate light to see the patient?
  • Do you have a list of the patient’s medication?  A copy of their repeat prescription is the easiest
  • Do you know the patient’s GP and surgery details (you can find these on their prescription)
  • Please put any pets in a separate room so that Responders do not fall over them
  • If the patient is upstairs, please make sure there is nothing on the stairs they could trip over
  • If you live alone, then please consider the free Lions Message in a Bottle scheme – to discover more details about this scheme please click on the following link http://www.lions105sw.org.uk/district-projects/message-in-a-bottle/
Waste Recycling

Somerset Waste Partnership have recorded a recycling rate at 52.71%, which past results suggest will beat South West and England averages.

Recycling sites performed very well, with throughput down 1,935 tonnes to 71,709 tonnes and an average recycling rate up by 0.67% to 76.59%.

To view their latest Briefing including their latest media releases please click on the link below:

SWP July 2017 Briefing

Latest SWP media releases
Vehicle permit success
Beware: how your barbecue could cause a bin blaze
Clear advice: simple ways to great glass recycling
Get composting for Compost Awareness Week

 

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CPR/AED Training @ Village Hall

Starts 3.30pm 17th December 2017
20 hours to go.

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