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Sturminster Marshall Health Walk

Anyone interested in getting into the routine of taking regular walks can do so with the health walk starting from Marshall’s On The Green Café, Sturminster Marshall Golf Club, and will be taking place every Wednesday at 10.00am.

This volunteer-led walk is part of the national Walking for Health scheme and is run by the Christchurch and East Dorset Councils Health and Activity Team. It will be on every Wednesday (rain or shine!) and is for anyone who would like get back into a regular habit of social activity or who would just like to discover new paths and routes in their local area.
Each week this free walk, which will last approximately one hour, will start and finish at Marshall’s On The Green Café, so there is always the opportunity to stay after the walk and enjoy a coffee or tea and a chat. There is no need to book onto these walks, please just turn up and enjoy a led walk around the village.
As well as this new walk there are plenty of other health walks in and around Christchurch and East Dorset which people are encouraged to join in on. There are various walks on weekday mornings from locations such as Corfe Mullen and Wimborne.
For information on all of these free walks, email The Health and Activity Team at activate@christchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk or call 01202 795682.

Defibrillator

Public access defibrillators are there to be used for someone in cardiac arrest. After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 per cent.

The Parish Council have purchased a public access defibrillator which is located on the outside of the Memorial Hall, Churchill Close.

No formal training is necessary for using them. In the event of an emergency CALL 999, if you do not already know where the defibrillator is located, the ambulance service will direct you. The defibrillator itself is a fully mobile unit, which is kept inside a heated cabinet to ensure that it is kept in full working order. The 999 operator will give you the code to the cabinet. Remove the defibrillator from the cabinet. When the defibrillator is opened, full instructions are given.

Do not worry, it will not allow you to hurt the patient, but you may save a life!

For more information on Public Access Defibrillators please click on the British Heart Foundation link below:
www.bhf.org.uk

Dorset Community Transport has commenced the Service 88 from 5th October 2017.

This now means there will be a public service 88 two days a week – Thursday and Friday – serving Sturminster Marshall, Pamphill, Wimborne town and parts of Colehill/Stapehill. TIMETABLE