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Housing developer gives new neighbours in Chipping Campden a life saving moving in present

Chipping Campden Town Council have received a moving in present from a new neighbour that could prove to be a real life saver.

Duchy Homes are currently working on a scheme at Chipping Campden School to develop 13 high-quality keyworker homes for the Schooling Housing Association as well as 21 for private sale.

The developers heard news of a town council meeting earlier this year at which the council said it was unable to replace the damaged public defibrillator that was no longer able to be used.

Councillor Teresa Norman took delivery of the new defibrillator last week from Duchy Homes' senior land manager Conor Garvey.

Cllr Norman said: "We are extremely grateful to Duchy Homes for donating this piece of vital equipment.

"Chipping Campden is a considerable distance from all major hospitals, so to have defibrillators in the town is a necessity as they increase the chances of survival of a cardiac arrest.

"The defibrillator will be sited on a public building in the centre of town.

The exact position is decided by the Town Council at its November meeting."

The award-winning house builder has an ongoing commitment to help save lives in the communities in which it builds and has pledged to install defibrillators across all its sites in the area.

Another defibrillator will be installed in Chipping Campden at the luxury new homes development, named Kite's Reach, which will help to protect the safety of Duchy Homes' site workers and visitors.

Once Kite's Reach is complete later next year, Duchy Homes will gift this second defibrillator to the local community as well and hopes to arrange for a public training session by the British Heart Foundation.

Around 670,000 people in the region are living with heart and circulatory disease, which causes 1,300 deaths each month.

The defibrillators from Duchy Homes will help support what the BHF is trying to achieve in creating a nation of lifesavers.

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