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New Defibrillators in the village

New Defibrillators in the village

The parish council have added two new Defibrillators to the village.One outside the Library (pictured) and one outside the Post Office on St Martins Drive. They are now registered with the ambulance service so if needed, the caller rings 999 and states the location of the box and the operator will relay the code to open the box and the equipment can be accessed.They are available for use from today

Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:59 by Martin Broomhead

Headstone Safety Inspections at Parish Cemeteries

Headstone Safety Inspections at Parish Cemeteries

Desford Parish Council is responsible for ensuring safety at St Martins Churchyard and Hunts Lane cemetery. Periodically a safety survey (in line with the British Standard) of all headstones is required. It is likely that some of the headstones are not compliant with today's standards and action may be necessary.

The inspections will commence in November - The parish council realise that this is a very sensitive issue so we hope that this early notice will allow time for concerned family and friends to check if they still have an interest in the headstones. If you do have family members interred we would strongly encourage you to read the more detailed information in the attachments below and would be grateful if you would spread the word that this process is due to take place among neighbours and fellow parishioners. More »

If you have any concerns or require further information, please contact the parish office.

Further information about the process is detailed in the attached documents » Less

Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:02 by Martin Broomhead

STRICT BAPTIST GRAVEYARD - CLOSED

STRICT BAPTIST GRAVEYARD - CLOSED

The strict Baptist graveyard - a small enclosed park on High St (opposite the Bluebell pub) is closed from today for approx 10 days to allow the access steps to be improved.As this will be a worksite, it will not be available for public use during this time.Thank you for your co-operation

Posted: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:37 by Martin Broomhead