Yate Town Council has recently installed an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) at the Elmwood entrance to Kingsgate Park.

This completes the Town Council’s first phase of installing defibrillators around Yate, with 3 further AED’s having been installed earlier this year - at Poole Court, Sunnyside Pavilion, and at the Armadillo Youth Café.

The Town Council liaised with South West Ambulance to ensure the AED’s installed are easy to see, they are bright yellow, easy to use and easy to maintain.

If, in an emergency an AED is required, please dial 999 in the first instance and you will be directed to the nearest accessible unit and provided with a code if the AED is in a lockable cabinet.

Yate Town Council’s AED’s have voice and visual prompts when the cabinets are opened. Public AED awareness sessions will be planned when possible.

Councillor Alan Monaghan, Chair of the Environment and Community Committee commented: “Less than 1 in 10 people survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. "The on-going installation of easily accessible defibrillators in our town will play an important part is saving more lives.

"We are very grateful for the generous donations received so far from Renishaws and also from Councillor Ben Nutland, through South Gloucestershire Council Member Awarded Funding.”

If you are interested in supporting the Town Council’s ongoing project to make defibrillators more widely available and help save lives, any contributions would be gratefully received.

Alternatively, if you would like to sponsor the purchase and installation of a defibrillator - as a business or an individual - please contact Yate Town Council at info@yatetowncouncil.gov.uk or telephone 01454 866506.