The Tennis Club has a defibrillator fitted to its club house for the public to use in the case of an emergency.

TENNIS CLUB DEFIBRILLATOR

There is now a new defibrillator for the public to use in case someone should suffer a suspected cardiac arrest close to Cambridge Road.

The device can be found on the walls of the club house of the Stansted Tennis Club and is accessible 24/7. The piece of life-saving kit was paid for by the club, and money from Geoffrey Sell’s district councillor funds.

The other nearest defib accessible at all times is at the Day Centre, 72 Chapel Hill.

James Hogg, parish councillor and chairman of the STC, says the club took advantage of an offer through the Lawn Tennis Association to purchase the device and its cabinet for a total of £450, instead of the usual cost of £2,184.

District Cllr Sell contributed £225 from his Uttlesford District Council allowance to help pay for the defibrillator. The Tennis Club is to cover the costs of the future upkeep of the device.