Witham: Specials delighted with town’s new life-saving equipment
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Witham Specials are delighted there is a new a street-accessible defibrillator and bleed control kit in the town.
Special Sergeant Simon Jesse, one of the town’s Community Special Constables, was shown the life-saving kit when he visited The Woolpack in Church Street on one of his regular visits.
Simon and his colleagues often pop into The Woolpack and other pubs around the town to speak to the licensees and chat to customers about things which matter to them.
"Defibrillators can be life-savers so it's great there is one in this part of town. "And bleed control kits can be vital in the event of a catastrophic bleed, whether caused by an accident or deliberately.”
Pub customers raised the cash to buy the defibrillator and bleed control kit earlier this year. It’s now mounted on the wall of the Woolpack Inn in Church Street and can be used by anyone who needs it.
"It's good to see everyone pulling together for their local community, even though we all hope the kit will never need to be used."
Witham’s Community Specials work closely with Witham Town Council - which funds all the expenses incurred for the duties they perform in the town, where they work to identify and address local issues of concern.
We are always looking for more volunteers to join the Special Constabulary, whether you want to become a Community Special Constable dedicated to your local town or parish or to police a little further afield.