Marlow has two new defibrillator units, located in old telephone boxes – an excellent initiative that could clearly help save lives. They are located at
- the corner of Lock Road and Station Road
- the corner of Oaktree Road and Seymour Park Road
Marlow Town Councillors Cllr Richard Scott, Cllr Roger Wilson, Cllr Suzanne Brown, and Cllr Alex Collingwood contributed funds from their ward budgets to pay for the decommissioning of telephone boxes, and defibrillator unit installation.
“We’re delighted to be involved in this scheme,” Cllr Richard Scott said. “It continues the legacy of the red kiosk and provides our local community with a beneficial and lifesaving function.”
Crown Paint Centres have provided paint to allow the boxes to be restored to their former glory.
In 2012, the British Coatings Federation (BCF) partnered with BT and the Community HeartBeat Trust in a nationwide scheme to install life-saving defibrillators in rural phone boxes. They aim to encourage the UK’s rural communities to install a defibrillator in their local phone box, with the objective of creating a national network of two and half thousand defibrillators.