VITAL life-saving equipment has been installed in Tadley.

A defibrillator attached to a wall of Tadley Community Centre was unveiled last Saturday by Councillor Dan Putty, Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane.

The equipment is the second of its kind to be installed in the town – the other being at Sainsbury’s, in Mulford Hill. Two other locations are being looked at for more defibrillators.

Loddon Valley Lions spent £1,500 on the equipment, which contains clear instructions for those who need to use it in a medical emergency.

Cllr Putty said: “It is equipment that could be vital for the community, visitors to Tadley and for everybody around this town.

“I hope the whole of the borough will be covered by these defibrillators so that everyone can access this equipment easily.”

The ceremony at the building, in Newchurch Road, also included the presentation of a cheque for £2,000 from the Helping Hands charity to Tadley Community Responders. This will be used to buy more defibrillators.