Eastington Parish Council April 2022

New defibrillator installed
A new portable AED (Automated External Defibrillator) has been installed in Great Oldbury at the Travelodge Hotel entrance. Defibrillators are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest. This is when the victim’s heart stops beating, they will collapse, lose consciousness, and will stop breathing. A sudden cardiac arrest can strike without warning. An AED is designed for use by non-medical personnel, so even an inexperienced person can operate one. However, a few hours training is recommended and the more people in the community who can respond to a medical emergency by providing defibrillation quickly and with the confidence training provides, survival rates are greatly increased.

Free 2-hour lifesaving resuscitation and public access defibrillator training
– early access to a public access defibrillator can raise the chance of survival from 9 – 15% to up to 74% and could save a life.

The parish council has arranged training on the use of the defibrillator. The training will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 24th April in the Eastington Village Hall. There will be 2 sessions. Please can you let the Parish Clerk know if you are interested in attending. Depending on demand, other dates may also be available.
There are 5 other defibrillators installed in Eastington. These are located at:

  • Westend Suites – on the outside wall of the first business unit on the right
  • Eastington Community Centre – left of the front door
  • St Michael’s Church – on the outside wall of the Lychgate inside the churchyard
  • Old Badger Inn – on the front wall
  • John Stayte Services

All are available 24 hours a day. In the event of a medical emergency please call 999 and the operator will direct you to the closest defibrillator and talk you through how to use it.

Planning application
Ecotricity has submitted a planning application.
S.22/0206/OUT | Proposed Eco-Park development comprising a 5,000 capacity football stadium, indoor and outdoor playing pitches, an Academy building, up to 37,700 sq.metres of Class E offices and 18,000 sq. metres of B2/B8 employment floorspace with up to 2,750 sq. metres of ancillary Class E food/retail/creche, a hotel with up to 100 beds, a Care Village including a 70 bed Care Home, as well as associated access, parking, landscaping and other ancillary works. Outline with access details submitted.  Land At M5 Junction 13 West Of Stonehouse Eastington.

The parish council would encourage parishioners to go on to the Stroud District Council website and view this application at https://publicaccess.stroud.gov.uk/online-applications
Or go to the Stroud District Council website, click on Planning and building, then click on Search planning applications and search for S.22/0206/OUT . You will then be able to submit comments or objections to the application. The deadline to respond is 5th April.

Speed data The parish council has been aware of residents’ concerns regarding the increase in traffic through the village and the dangers of speeding vehicles. Regular speed checks were carried out by the police throughout last year with many motorists being caught and fined. However, while this inevitably deterred some drivers from speeding, it continues to be an issue.
The parish council is working with Highways to come up with additional measures, particularly along Bath Road and Claypits. During February the parish council arranged for a speed survey to be carried out. It paid for 6 speed strips to be installed, 3 along Bath Road and 3 along the Claypits. The data gathered included speed data, volume of traffic and an HGV count. You can view the speed data report on the parish council website.

The parish council has received 50 saplings from the County Council for planting in Eastington. These trees are to replace Ash trees which had to be felled due to ash dieback disease. If you would like a tree, and have enough space in your garden, please contact the Clerk as soon as possible. They will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Councillor vacancy
The parish council has 1 councillor vacancy. If you are interested in applying, or would like further information, please contact the Clerk.

Part-time Planning Clerk
The parish council has a vacancy for a part-time Planning Clerk. If anyone is interested in this role, or knows anyone who may be interested, please contact the Clerk for further information.

Marianne Simpson, Eastington Parish Council Clerk, clerk@eastington-pc.gov.uk
01453 799616