THE latest piece of lifesaving equipment for Oswestry residents has been installed in the town centre.

A defibrillator has been installed on the wall of the popular Willow Gallery, in Willow Street, and is the fifth defib to be put into public use by Oswestry Business Improvement District (BID).

Adele Nightingale, manager of the BID, says the latest defib is proof of the organisation's commitment to ‘making Oswestry safer’.

She said: "Oswestry BID has now installed new defibs in Oswestry Electrical and Plumbing Factors (OEPF), in Maes-y -Clawdd, at The Fort Gates, Artillery Business Park, Furrows in Whittington Road and at P & B Tyres on the Mile Oak Industrial Estate.

"We also arranged for the defib that was damaged by a car in Salop Road to be checked and reinstalled on the Morris Cook Building.

"We have one more to install and are currently looking at possible locations. As soon as we are able to we will re-instate out training plan, which will include free defib training for our BID businesses."

"Defib locations are available on BID's website and we would encourage everyone to be aware of where their nearest defib is for their home and workplace locations.

"We would ask all employers to ensure that their employees know where their nearest defib is located and to consider this a part of any induction process they have for new staff.

"We would like to thank all the businesses involved in having the defibs located on their premises, as well as a big thank you to Sureworks (Previously Nexus Electrical) for their excellent installation work."

For a map of the defibs available, head to www.oneoswestry.co.uk/live-work/defib-locations/