Croughton Parish Council

Serving the people of Croughton

Clerk: Mrs Hazel Hewison
Croughton Village Hall
Wheelers Rise, Croughton
Northamptonshire NN13 5ND

Tel: 01869 819905


PFCC Newsletter October 2021

SNARST AGM Minutes 28th September 2021

  • SNAST Minutes 28th Sep 2021 (PDF, 121 Kb)

    SNARST Minutes

  • Croughton What's on
  • Gallery

    Picture gallery of the village.

  • Directory

    Whilst every effort has been made to ensure this information is correct. Croughton Parish Council can take no responsibility for any errors or omissions, neither do they necessarily recommend any of the organisations listed. All entities displayed are asked to keep us updated of any changes. Other organisations or businesses are invited to submit details for inclusion.

  • Useful links

    Links to lots of local resources.

  • Local Policing

    Information from your local police team

  • Brackley Community Hospital (PDF, 290 Kb)

    Information on the Brackley Community Hospital Trust (December 2019)

Poors Allotment Charity

'for the relief of people in need' has a vacancy for a Trustee.

According to the Trust Deed the Trustees consist of five 'competent persons' being:

• One ex-officio Trustee (incumbent of the benefice of Croughton)

• Four nominated Trustees (appointed by Croughton Parish Council)

Nominated Trustees are appointed for a 4-year term of office.

The Trustees meet regularly twice a year and again at any time if a request for financial assistance is made for events such as the relief of sudden distress, sickness or infirmity, or assistance with travel costs to attend or visit hospital or convalescent homes. All applications are dealt with in complete confidence.

Locate Our Village Defibrillator – you could save a life with it

Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere – it happens to 30,000 people in the UK every year. The use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) can make a dramatic difference to survival as it can speed up the time between a sudden collapse and assistance.

An AED is a small portable device that can automatically shock a heart back into rhythm. It can be used by an adult or child – the process is safe and simple. Once activated, the AED guides the user through each step of the defibrillation process by using voice and visual prompts.

Croughton's AED is contained in a green cabinet near the front door to The Reading Room and is visible from the High Street. The cabinet is locked at all times and is inspected weekly by a support team of village volunteers.

If someone collapses and is not breathing, the "rescuer" (the first person on the scene, whether a resident, a visitor or someone passing through the village) should dial 999 to alert the Emergency Services. The Control Room will ask the necessary questions about the "patient's" symptoms to establish authenticity of the situation. They then despatch an ambulance and give the caller the access code to the AED cabinet.

If able and willing, the "rescuer" should start CPR and get someone else to go to the cabinet (the "runner"), or vice-versa. The "runner" should access the cabinet with the access code, take out the AED and take it to the patient. The "rescuer" or "runner" then follows the verbal instructions on the AED of how to apply the device, pending the arrival of the ambulance crew.

The AED will analyse the heart's rhythm and will only deliver a shock if needed.