Ropley now has a fully operational Defibrillator which is housed in the Telephone Kiosk at the front of the Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane, Ropley, Post Code SO24 0DU, which has been funded by Ropley Parish Council and a grant from our District Councillors fund.

The lead contact for ongoing management is Jenny Nops, mobile number 07850173045 and by Andrew and Wendy Morris if she is absent. We are grateful to Jenny, Andrew and Wendy for their support.

The purchase and installation of this important piece of equipment has been organised by the Ropley Fayre Committee who would like to express a huge vote of thanks to Alex, Lara and Gavin Henderson for the refurbishment of the Telephone Kiosk.

Originally it was intended to install a second defibrillator at the Dene but to due to siting difficulties this is now on hold but it is hoped that suitable arrangements can be made in the not too distant future.

A training session has been arranged for Wednesday 9th January at 7 pm in the Parish Hall, full details are included in this edition of the magazine. We hope that as many people as possible will come along to this important and informative evening.

We are fortunate to have this piece of potentially life saving equipment in the village and we hope that everyone will help to ensure that it remains in excellent condition.

Norma Day