A rotary club in Braunton has created a map of the village which might just prove to be a real life-saver.

The Braunton Caen Rotary Club, founded in 2010, is behind a new map which promotes healthy living and highlights the locations of the village’s defibrillators.

Around 1,000 of the maps have already been distributed to local shops and businesses, with another 4,000 available for visitors to Britain’s largest village.

As well as the defibrillator marks, the back of the map also features information on local cycling, running and walking to encourage healthier lifestyles.

Rotary club chairman John Rendle said: “Our president was a heart consultant and we were keen to carry on that work, and it all went from there.

“We’ve produced the map for the community and we want Braunton to be a healthy place where, if you were to have a heart attack, your chances of survival are greater.”

The group also works alongside the British Heart Foundation to run ‘Heartstart’ – an emergency skills training course – 
and has trained more than 350 people.

The next such free training course takes place on Saturday, May 2, at West Down Village Hall, 10am-noon. To book a place, call John on 01271 814532 or email