Defibrillator training session



Chinnor First Responders in partnership with the Village Hall are holding a CPR and use of defibrillator training session in the Village Hall on  Wednesday 29th May at 7 pm.

This a free, open session and everyone is invited.

Update on road works in the village



Latest update and notice of changes for road works in Chinnor for completion of Bloor Homes development – Mill Lane / Thame Road:

Following the meeting on Friday between Bloor Homes and OCC we can now confirm the following road works...


Phase 1

Bloor homes will begin works 28th  May, without a road closure.

There will be temp traffic lights (2-way) on the Thame Road Mon – Fri for two weeks.


Phase 2

Permanent closure of Mill Lane, hopefully without traffic lights, diversion through new estate.

No dates yet advise – we will confirm this schedule once we know.


Phase 3

Resurface Thame Rd and Mill lane under night time closures.

OCC feel this will be the least disruptive way to do these works.

No dates yet advise – we will confirm this schedule once we know.

Concessionary Bus Pass



How to apply for concessionary travel if you are eligible by age....
An older persons bus pass gives free off-peak (9am to midnight within Oxfordshire) travel on local buses.

The age of eligibility for an older person's bus pass is now equal to the pensionable age for women, whether you are male or female. Between April 2010 and November 2018 this will increase from 60 to 65. Please check your eligibility before you apply.

If you already have a bus pass with Oxfordshire County Council, you do not need to complete another application form to renew this. The only time you need to complete another application is when your pass has been lost or stolen.


To apply please long onto OCC website or cut and past this link:




Please do not feed the Red Kites



The Chilterns Conservation Board urges the public not to feed red kites. They should be left to feed naturally in the wider countryside, thus enabling them to find a naturally sustainable level.

Red kites can survive well in the Chilterns without artificial feeding, so it is not necessary to supplement their diet. It is feared that providing too much additional food can prevent the population from spreading naturally and cause the birds to cluster in large numbers where food is offered.

Safe Place



Chinnor Community Pavilion is now a SAFE PLACE

A safe place helps vulnerable people if they feel scared or at risk while they are out and about in the community and need support right away.

Chinnor Defibrillators



Defibrillator units – Chinnor

If a defib unit is required you do not need to know the exact location of the unit.

You call 999 and the emergency services will direct you to the closest unit.

Chinnor Community First Responders run regular training sessions as required, but the emergency services talk you through the entire process so don't worry.

For information - please find below the location of the public accessible 24 hours a day defib units...

Wheatsheaf public house, Oakley Road
Whites Field Community Hall, Mill Lane
Chinnor Community Pavilion, Station Road
Chinnor Village Centre, High Street

If you need to use the unit you must ring 999.

The ambulance service will direct you to the nearest unit, give you the access code to open the cupboard and then instruct you fully on usage instructions.


FAQ Defibrillators

Has one of the units be used yet?

Yes, the Whites Field defib unit was recently deployed and thank fully saved a life.


How do I know where the defibrillators are?
Don't worry, the ambulance service control room knows where they are so you don't need to memorise their locations. Ambulance control will ask you if you are on your own or if there are other people present. Follow their instructions, if you are on your own they will tell you to start CPR If there is another person present and a defibrillator is indicated they will be directed to the nearest one and given the code to open the case. However, the decision to send you will be based on the fact that ambulance control will know your location, the location of the defibrillator and the location of the nearest responding resource such as a Community First Responder (who will have a defibrillator with them) an ambulance or rapid response vehicle. Depending on this information and the time and distances involved, ambulance control may suggest you wait for them to arrive.


How do I know how to work the defibrillator?
You don't need to. Once you have open the defibrillator it will tell you exactly what to do (in a very loud voice which can be quite alarming) Just follow its instructions, remember one of you at the incident will still be on the phone to control who will stay with you and give advice and support until help arrives.


If the patient comes round do we still need the ambulance?
Yes the person will still need to go to hospital so keep on the phone to the ambulance service.


Suppose I make a mistake and hurt the patient?
You will not do any harm to the patient. If their heart has stopped and they are not breathing, it can only get better. It is totally the responsibility of the defibrillator to assess for, and deliver the shock to the patient. When the Community First Responder arrives they will ask what happened and assess the situation. The best plan is to follow their instructions as they have a set protocol to follow but your personal expertise and knowledge will be respected and welcomed.
The responder team in Chinnor provide defibrillator awareness updates on a regular basis but if your organisation or group would like a session we would be very pleased to help.


Contact the Chinnor First Responders through the Parish Council office.


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