Introduction

Covid-19

During the current lockdown we would like to notify you of the services still available through The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust to those over 60 or 18+ with a registered disability.

Our team of Home Security Operators are still securing the homes of victims of house crime and domestic abuse.  Our office team are on hand to give telephone support and advice on a range of home security issues.  Please call 01380 861155 and leave a message, your call will be returned within a few hours during working hours.  Our operators are also delivering Personal Protective Equipment for Wiltshire Police across the County.

Our team of Stay Safe Online volunteers are available to offer telephone advice on a range of issues from improving cyber security awareness, to cyber and scam prevention advice and signposting to future advice and resources.  Please call and leave a message on 01380 861191 and someone will get back you shortly.

Please follow Government guidelines on how to keep safe.  To keep up to date with news on the Covid-19 in Wiltshire please click on the link below:

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust (WBVT) works in partnership with the Wiltshire Police to provide a home security service for older and vulnerable people throughout Wiltshire. The charity funds the operation of three Bobby vans that provide mobile workshops for Bobby operators. Our new team of Stay Safe Online Volunteers also offer advice on keeping safe online. For our latest news check the Blog section of our website, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Registered Charity No. 1153790

Our Aims

The Trust strives to help people in Wiltshire and Swindon by:

  • Improving security of domestic premises occupied by the elderly and vulnerable to prevent burglary, hate crime and domestic abuse;
  • Reducing incidence of repeat burglary and re-victimisation;
  • Promoting awareness of fire safety, detection and prevention;
  • Offering reassurance and advice on crime reduction, and sign-posting other agencies that may be of assistance to clients’ particular needs; and,
  • Providing practical skills and advice to help prevent online fraud.

Community Messaging Service

See below for information about keeping up-to-date with the Wiltshire and Swindon Community Messaging service, and also the latest feed from the WBVT Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Community messaging

What is it?

  • FREE messages from your local Community Policing Team about policing and crime matters in your area.
  • FREE messages from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service relevant to your local area.
  • You can receive free messages by email, text or voicemail.
  • You can choose which organisations to receive messages from and the type of information you receive.
  • Currently messages are being sent by Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire and Swindon Neighbourhood Watch, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and Action Fraud. Messages are also now sent from Farm Watch via Community Messaging.
  • You can reply to messages, for example from your local police officers with information to help them better police your area.
  • You can also join a neighbourhood Watch scheme in your area or request to start a new one.
  • Swindon Community Messaging aims to improve the flow of information between communities and the local police and fire service.

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust is kindly supported by:

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“The Bobby Van operator could not have been more helpful. It’s so nice to know that there is somewhere there for vulnerable people. It’s an excellent service. Thank you so much….”

Mrs. K., Devizes

February 2018

Home Security Service:

“I was very impressed with Mick’s information – very helpful.”

Mr. R., Pewsey

October 2018