A VALE of Clwyd community group is delighted after the installation of yet another piece of lifesaving equipment.

The latest defibrillator in the Denbigh town network is situated at Siop y Parc, in the Myddelton park area.

It has come about after a fundraising campaign by the Denbigh Safety Group.

The group, which had assistance from the Welsh Ambulance Service and Denbigh First Responders, was keen to see a defibrillator available with 24-hour access in an area of Denbigh not covered by such a machine, which is used in the case of sudden cardiac arrest.

The Denbigh Safety Group has been involved in the installation of several defibrillators in the town over the last few years and Denbigh is now one of the safest places to live in Wales in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.

The Siop y Parc defibrillator came about after generous donations from a host of Denbigh groups, including Denbigh Rotary Club and Denbigh Round Table, Denbigh Business Group, the two local Royal Antediluvian order of Buffaloes lodges (Clwyd and Denbigh branches) and three Denbigh Masonic lodges.

The safety group added to an excellent piece of community partnership work by funding the installation costs for the machine.

Denbigh Safety Group chairman Cllr Rob Parkes said: "(I am) extremely grateful to Gary and Lona McKelvey, who own Siop y Parc, for allowing this defibrillator to be situated there and I know they are delighted to have supported such an important project.

"The Denbigh Safety Group has had to put in a lot of hard work and effort over the last five months to see this project happen, but it has all been worth it in the end."

The defibrillator is available to any member of the public in the event of a emergency and is accessed via a call to the emergency services via 999.

The safety group are looking to support any other safety or crime reduction projects in the Denbigh area if residents wish to get in touch.