Coffee Morning

On Monday 23rd October, 10-12:00.

Its been a while since we all got together over coffee. We can catch up on what’s been happening since we last met.

There will be:

  • Cakes
  • A Bring & Buy stall
  • and of course a raffle.

It would be great to see you there.

Please do come along to the Portakabin on the Recreation Ground


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Defibrillator Campaign Gains Momentum

Last night, 10th October, at the Tunstead Village Hall Committee evening, the “Defibrillator for Tunstead” campaign got a little closer to its fruition. Gilly Foulds, the owner of the Horse and Groom (our village pub) made a donation to the fund.

Every fourth Tuesday of the month, the Horse and Groom host a quiz night. The prize of 50% of the total entry fees collected, going to the winner, and 25% to the runner up. Gilly then donates the remainder to the village funds. Currently, the village is focusing upon the purchase of a defibrillator to be installed within the phone box opposite the primary school. An article published on the parish council web site describes a defibrillator and its use, and can read by following this LINK .

The next quiz night to be held at the Horse and Groom is 24th October at 8:00pm, teams can enter for a small fee. So come along and exercise your brain cells as well as exercising your right arm (lifting glasses of delicious ale). You will have an entertaining and challenging evening, and would be contributing to the current campaign of getting a defibrillator for the village.

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Community Speed Watch Volunteers Needed

Community Speed Watch was started in 2007, as an initiative to help communities play an active role in tackling speeding in their villages.

Tunstead and Sco Ruston used to have a speed watch team, but this was disbanded some time ago. Our local Beat Manager (police officer) wishes to restart the speed watch team again. A team consists of a minimum of six people, who will be trained in using the speed measuring equipment, with one member of the team being the coordinator who will hold the equipment and be the main point of contact.

Results of the teams are sent to a central point who will send out letters to the registered keeper of the vehicle that was observed driving over the speed limit. The letter will remind them about the hazards of speeding, and ask them to keep within the speed limits. Persistent offenders will be contacted by the local police engagement officer.

If you wish to join the team of Community Speed Watch Volunteers, please contact the Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership on 01603 276433 or the local district Engagement Officer by dialling 101. Alternatively you could use the feedback form below, and we will pass on your details.

The North Norfolk Police have published a booklet about the scheme. Click the underlined words to download the Community Speed Watch booklet.

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Defibrillator for Tunstead

Tunstead Parish Council are keen to provide a defibrillator unit, and store it within the disused ‘phone box outside the primary school. The phone box will be relabelled so that everyone will recognise its new purpose. The phone box will retain is overall appearance and colour.

A defibrillator is used on a person when they have had a cardiac arrest (heart stops beating). Every minute that passes when a person has had a cardiac arrest reduces their chances of survival by 10%. So, the quicker treatment can start the better. Having such a device to hand will help improve a person’s chances of surviving a cardiac arrest. The user will collect the device from the ‘phone box and take it straight to the patient.

The parish council are hoping that people will come forward to be trained in its use. One of our councillors will arrange for training as part of a St. Johns recruitment evening. At this event a demonstration of the use of the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be given along with a taster of what St Johns offer in both training and support for its current and prospective members.

If you are interested in learning about the defibrillator and the St Johns organisation, please use the vote form below. Your details will not be collected, but will go towards understanding how many people would come to such an event.

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