Councillor launches defibrillator plea at pond by new development - The Worcester Observer

Councillor launches defibrillator plea at pond by new development

Worcester Editorial 25th Aug, 2023   0

A CALL for a waterside defibrillator at the new balancing pond by Ashford Road has been made by City Councillor Sue Smith (Lab, Bedwardine).

Coun Smith said she was pleased local developers had included a lifebelt at the site, close to University Park Drive, but is concerned this is not be enough.

“The water in the pond is likely to get very deep, especially in winter; water will always attract young people and I want to ensure it’s safe,” she said.

“Clearly nobody should enter the water but if they do, we need to ensure we have all the equipment necessary to save a life.

“I believe the developers should install defibrillators adjacent to the pond, which can be used in an emergency; it could save a life.”

Sue has written to the land agents and has asked for one to be installed, adding: “I hope Trinity Estates agree with the request and, as a gesture of goodwill, install more lifesaving equipment.

“I’m happy to enter into discussions with them to see how it can be funded and installed safely.”

Last December four young boys drowned after falling through the ice at Babbs Mill Lake in Solihull after venturing out to retrieve a football.

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