Residents at Houlton and the wider Rugby community are set to benefit from life-saving equipment, thanks to the donation of a community defibrillator.
Master developers Urban&Civic installed the device at the heart of Houlton’s social hub, Dollman Farm, centrally positioned within the courtyard and in close proximity to the site’s award-winning eatery The Tuning Fork, community space The Barn, and the Visitor Centre. The defibrillator is registered with the Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and the West Midlands Ambulance Services and has been added on to the National Defibrillator Database.
A series of education sessions will be held throughout the year in collaboration with Rugby’s First Responders, providing the community with vital training and advice which could help save the life of a fellow neighbour in future.
Having already delivered its first training morning in November, the sessions will be held at The Barn and free to attend for all members of the public. Training will take place at 11am on Sunday 28 April, Sunday 7 July, Sunday 22 September and Sunday 17 November.
Johanne Thomas, Communities and Partnerships for Urban&Civic, said: “We are delighted to be able to donate this life-saving kit to the community. Houlton is already home to over a hundred families and boasts a host of facilities open to the public, including the Tuning Fork, the Barn, the play park and to St. Gabriel’s CofE primary school, all of which attract some 150 visitors a day to Houlton.
“We are dedicated to creating a strong sense of community and supporting the growing number of residents and visitors, and the defibrillator will serve Houlton for many years to come,” she added.
Once complete, Houlton will feature 6,200 new homes, three primary schools, a secondary school, a GP health centre, state-of-the-art play parks and extensive walkways, cycleways and green spaces. The development is a joint venture between master developers Urban&Civic and Aviva Investors.
Prospective homebuyers can now buy a range of two, three, four, and five-bedroom houses from three prestigious housebuilders, Davidsons Homes, Crest Nicholson and Morris Homes.