Following a request by a couple of villagers, the Hatton Parish Council explored various options to place a defibrillator in the village. Following research and a demonstration of various types of defibrillators, the Parish Council decided to team up with the Heartbeat Community Trust to establish a managed service for our defibrillator that has been placed in the phone box. Many thanks are owed to the owners of the Hatton Arms for arranging for the installation of the cabinet and for providing the necessary power source. The defibrillator is active and will be checked on a weekly basis. It has been registered with the North West Ambulance Service and our agreement with CHT means that support is available to reinstate it following use.