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Bourne Valley Link Scheme

John Glen MP at our New Year Party 2012

Our Volunteers at our training event in June 2011

Our next event is our
Bourne Valley Link Scheme COFFEE MORNING,
on Sat 28th September from 10.30am to 12noon at THE MEMORIAL HALL, PORTON. This will include our AGM from 11am.

Contact 01980 611117 or

You're very welcome - we hope to see you there


NEWSLETTER from Lin Buckle

Over 50 clients, supporters and volunteers, together with local MP John Glen, braved the bitterly cold weather to enjoy a fantastic afternoon of entertainment and a splendid tea on Saturday 4th February to celebrate the New Year.

A 'Sing Along' led by the Old Tyme Players in 'The Good Olde Days' was held at the Glebe Hall, Winterbourne Earls and was very warmly received by an enthusiastic audience. It was also a good opportunity for local residents to chat to our MP who kindly drew the well- stocked raffle.

A big thank you to all who helped to make this such an enjoyable event.

Please help by becoming one of our Link Volunteers
You can choose how much time you are able to give and what tasks you are happy to undertake.
Please call the link number for more information.
01980 611117

Drivers urgently needed!
The scheme is a registered charity, volunteers give their time freely and receive expenses only. Users are asked to make a donation to the Link Scheme in a sealed envelope (according to their means).

Linda Buckle

Our volunteers provide neighbourly services to those in need, particularly the elderly and those living alone or without means of transport within the Bourne Valley Parishes of Cholderton, Newton Tony, Allington, Idmiston and Winterbourne.
These include visits to hospitals, GPs, dental surgeries, hairdressers, etc., plus social needs such as visits to friends and relatives, shopping and joining you for a cuppa and a chat.
The Scheme is a registered charity, volunteers receive expenses only and users are asked to make a donation in a sealed envelope (according to their means).
  • To use the Scheme please ring the Co-ordinator on 01980 611117.
  • If you would like to be a volunteer, provide practical help and meet some wonderful people, please also ring the Coordinator.

    The Link number is 01980 611117

  • Bookings taken Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
    Answerphone in use during evenings and weekends

    If at all possible, please give us a minimum of 48 hours notice before an appointment

    Information about our Scheme

    The Bourne Valley Link Scheme covers the villages of Cholderton, Allington, Boscombe, Newton Tony, Idmiston, Porton, Gomeldon, Winterbourne Gunner, Winterbourne Dauntsey, Winterbourne Earls & Hurdcott situated in the valley of the River Bourne, between 5 and 15 miles north east of Salisbury in Wiltshire, UK.

    Link schemes are community based initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged, elderly or infirm people by providing a structured good neighbour service delivered by volunteers from within the local community.

    Link schemes provide a free and confidential support service to enable those without access to transport or support resources to access local services and facilities. The service is provided by volunteers using their own cars. The range of Link Scheme services varies from providing volunteer drivers to take someone to a medical appointment, taking them shopping or to visit an old friend, or simply providing good neighbour care. The Link Service aims to complement the provision of other services, whether statutory or voluntary.

    Each Link Scheme is run by a group of local volunteers managed by a local Link Co- ordinator. Users wishing to use the scheme simply call their local co- ordinator who will then arrange for a volunteer to carry out the task.

    There is no charge but each Link Scheme depends on anonymous donations from its users to help run the service. Our volunteer drivers are unpaid, but receive a payment based on the mileage they cover.

    There are 44 Link Schemes established in Wiltshire & Swindon providing Good Neighbour support for those in need in rural communities.

    To contact the Co-ordinator for the Bourne Valley Link Scheme, phone 01980 611117

    Bookings taken Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
    Answerphone in use during evenings and weekends

    If at all possible, please give us a minimum of 48 hours notice before an appointment

    Bourne Valley LINK Scheme Registered Charity (No. 1108029)

    to find out
  • what we do
  • how you can help us
  • what area we cover
  • ... and much more

    then see our website at:


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