Totnes has a new heated defibrillator cabinet in the Civic Square thanks to a donation from Wales and West Utilities. As a ‘thank you’ to the town for the disruption caused in having to close upper Fore Street and High Street to undertake essential gas works from January to March this year, Wales and West Utilities wanted to pay back the community for their understanding and patience. As the Town Council already maintains two defibrillators in the town it was felt that a heated cabinet in the Civic Square would be a valuable addition in helping to maintain the defibrillator in this space which is exposed and windy, and where consistently low temperatures last December saw the defibrillator affected.
Cllr Emily Price, Mayor of Totnes said ‘The donation of a heated defibrillator cabinet by Wales and West Utilities as a thank you to the town is a very welcome and generous gesture. The Civic Square can be a cold place in the winter, so to know that our defibrillator unit will be ready to go at any time, particularly on busy market days and during community events, is reassuring and we thank Wales and West Utilities for making this happen.’