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Our Community First Responders continue to work their magic. An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) has now been installed on an external wall of the Sitwell Arms. The electrical work was completed very generously without charge.

What is an ‘AED’?
An ‘AED’ is an Automated External Defibrillator used in cardiac arrests in order to administer a shock to the patient’s heart. Automated External Defibrillators are sophisticated devices that user-friendly and require minimal training.
Bucknell based CFRs Ian Owen & Nicky Edwards

Bucknell based CFRs Ian Owen & Nicky Edwards
photo © Ludlow Advertiser

More people are needed to become trained on AEDs. AED training sessions are held locally and anyone interested can come along and be trained. Further information may be had from Ian Owen.
The defibrillator at the Sitwell Arms

The AED ouside the Sitwell Arms

The Community First Responders have their own response vehicle delivered into service in 2014.
The CFR's response car

The Leintwardine & Bucknell CRF Ambulance
photo courtesy Nicky Edwards


We open for Mothers & Toddlers on Tuesday mornings from 9:00am - 11:30am.

It’s a lovely opportunity for the little ones to get together and enjoy playtime with their friends and equally as enjoyable for the parents to catch up over a coffee! The cost is £2:00 (simply just to cover the cost of hiring the hall and the cost of heating/electricity) per child.

Occasionally we may enjoy a visit from one of the Sure Start team who may bring along a fun activity for the children to take part in.

During school holidays this may change due to weather/circumstances.

We try to get together at alternative venues during the summer holidays like local parks or picnic areas instead of the village hall so as to make the most of the good weather and enjoy the outdoors.

Please feel free to contact Kerry on 07813 788558 if you need any further information

Snack time in the village hall

Snack time - always a highlight of their day;
they use up a lot of energy playing hard


Bucknell Walkers was formed in March 2007. Walks are planned on a fortnightly basis, ranging in length from 5-10 miles and are on alternate Mondays (meet at the lych gate at St Mary's church Bucknell at 9am sharp).

The WI
The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,000 members in around 6,600 WIs.
The Bucknell WI banner
The Bucknell Branch of the Women's Institute was formed a little over 60 years ago and meets in the Bucknell Memorial Hall every third Wednesday at 7:30pm during the summer months and 7:00pm in the winter.

We are happy for visitors to attend up to three meetings before asking them to join, although we may charge a small fee for attendance or refreshments.

How do I join?

Membership and further information may be obtained by contacting the Bucknell WI secretary by clicking this link.

WI Life Magazine

WI Life magazine is especially for WI members and delivered directly to their doors eight times a year. The magazine features articles and news stories showcasing the diversity and wide-ranging interests of WI members from all walks of life.
WI Life magazine

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