The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

I am a bowling member at Alderbury Bowls Club.  I am also one of three operators for the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.  Living in Devizes I am sure that you are aware of the Charity as we are based at Devizes Police station in New Park Street.

The Charity has been running since 1998 and in that time we have visited in excess of 25,000 properties across Wiltshire and Swindon to offer Crime prevention advice and practical crime prevention help to people aged 60 or over (or 18 plus with a disability). We are in a position to change locks, fit door chains and ‘spy holes’, window restrictors, and many other items to make their property secure.  It is a FREE service.  Whilst at a property we can also complete a Fire Risk Assessment on behalf of Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue service and fit Smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, again Free of charge.  The Charity also offers a ‘Stay Safe on Line’ service to keep people safe on the computer and other mobile devices. Again it is a free service.

I am contacting you now as in the past many of our referrals have come as a result of talks that we give to community groups, but with Covid these have all been cancelled. Consequently we find ourselves in a position where we can offer our services to additional groups.

Many bowlers, myself included, are on the older side of 60 so would fit our criteria for a security visit.  I was wondering if you could perhaps circulate our details to Bowls Clubs across the County with a view to raising our profile and service amongst bowling and social club members.

I have included a link to our website if you would like more information or give me or the office a call on the numbers below we could answer an of your questions.

Many thanks for your time

Mick Leighfield  8920

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust (Registered Charity No 1153790)

Devizes Police Station

New Park Street

Devizes

SN10 1DZ

01380 861155.