PEOPLE will be able to find out how to use a defibrillator at a parish council meeting next month.

A life-saving machine was installed a few months ago at St Stephen’s CE Primary School in Tockholes.

However, parish council clerk and teaching assistant Geraldine Walmsley said some people in the village didn’t realise one had been placed at the school.

She said: “I’ve had some people come up to me asking about fundraising for a defibrillator and of course I explained there was already one out there for the community.

“It made me realise some people didn’t even know this vital piece of equipment was there.

“So what I’ve arranged is for Karen Riding, office manager at the school, to come to the meeting to explain how the machine works.

“It does save lives so I think it’s really important people know where it is.”

The school raised thousands of pounds for the defibrillator at a summer fair last year.

It is located just outside the Rock Lane school on the wall and is available for anyone to use.

When someone makes a 999 call, the ambulance crew will be able to give the caller a code to get into the defibrillator and then the machine will give instructions on what to do.

The meeting will be taking place at Tockholes Village Hall on Tuesday, April 11, at 6.30pm.

The date of the May meeting is yet to be confirmed.