09:38AM, Wednesday 18 January 2012
Plans to place a life-saving defibrillator in a red telephone box have been approved.
Hurley Parish Council will now fit the heart-starting device in a decommissioned kiosk outside The Crown pub in Burchetts Green Road.
The medical instrument, which is used to treat cardiac arrests, comes equipped with voice instructions and could be used by the public in an emergency.
One has been ordered from The Community Heartbeat Trust and will cost about £1,900 to buy and install.
Council chairman Cllr Steve Harrington said: "I hope we won't have to use it. But it will be good to know it is there."
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