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Village Defribillator

Village Defibrillator

Since July 2014 Rosedale Abbey has been in possession of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and cabinet.

An AED is a device that analyses a collapsed patient’s heart rhythm and determines whether or not the patients’ heart is in a shockable rhythm. The AED can then deliver an electric shock which may allow the heart to start beating normally again.

The AED has been needed twice recently and there has been some confusion as to how to gain access.

 To access the AED you MUST call 999.

The Ambulance Response Desk will talk you through the best action to take to care for the patient. They may ask you to collect the Village AED. The Desk will give you the cabinet code enabling you to access the AED.

In calling 999 the despatch desk will also send an Ambulance as well as a Community First Responder.

If you are in the village Abbey Stores, The Coachouse Inn, Graze on the Green, The White Horse and The Milburn, all have the code. BUT you must call 999 so professional care via the Ambulance Service and the Community First Responders can be despatched.

After using the AED please return it to the cabinet and ensure it is locked. If you have had cause to use the AED please contact Linda on 417003 to replace any used equipment.

Rosedale Abbey Community First Responders

The Rosedale Abbey CFR’s have been active since September 2010 and have provided hundreds of hours of emergency cover for the area. We have in that time attended over 65 incidents with the numbers of calls attending significantly increasing every year.

If you are interested in possibly saving a life and joining the group please call Linda on 417003 to help provide more emergency cover for everyone.

Linda Dagg

Coordinator Rosedale Abbey Community First Responders.


Rosedale’s Triathlete to be on the Chanel 4

Spotted flycatcher

It is a great time for wildlife in June and birds are busy incubating eggs or feeding young. They are good at using the nooks and crannies that nature has to offer. This spotted flycatcher is sitting on eggs in a hole up a tree. Fantastic bird which flits from branches catching insects in the air and landing back on the branch. Love Rosedale. Love nature. Updale Natural History Recorder

Cat in the Village

This lovely friendly lad or lass is following folk about the village looking for food and a place to sleep indoors. If u recognise this puss he’s currently on Milk Street by Gillies Jones . 

Jack the cat has been reunited with James at the White Horse. 


Snipe in the rain

This snipe was perched, one legged on a wall on the moor, quite happy in the rain. The common snipe is another of our ground-nesting birds and favours a habitat of damp ground. It is actually a wading bird and it’s extraordinary long bill enables it to probe for worms. When flushed they explode in to the air with a zigzag flight at great speed. The male is renowned for the drumming noise it creates when displaying above its nesting ground. This noise is produced by the vibration of two outer tail feathers during steep descents. Updale Natural History Recorder


Duck and her 15 Ducklings

Mother duck and her 15 ducklings have been doing the rounds of the village. Last seen heading towards the Flower of May pond, and sadly she’s down to 12 ducklings. Keep and eye out and send us a pic if you see her.


The First Pint

Lucy and Kallum, two of the bar staff at the Milburn Arms, pulling some of the first pints during the official reopening of the Milburn Arms on Tuesday evening, 15 April 2014.

Lucy getting to grips with the Guinness pump.

Lucy getting to grips with the Guinness pump.

The Milburn, now under the management of Carolyn and Duncan Bavister of Danby Castle, will be open for full bar service from 10.00am to 11.00pm and restaurant service from 12.00am to 9.30pm from Wednesday 16 April. Good Luck to all at the Milburn Arms!