We provide a free support service to enable those without access to transport, to use local services and facilities.
The Bourne Valley Link Scheme
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Services we provide

Wiltshire Link Schemes are community based initiatives that aim to improve quality of life by providing a structured neighbourly service delivered by volunteers from within the local area.

* Currently Covid-19 restrictions and precautions apply.


  • For medical and other appointments
  • Visiting a friend in hospital
  • Shopping
  • Social visits
  • Collecting shopping, prescriptions, library books
  • Caring

  • Simple household tasks
  • Help with small gardening jobs
  • Home visits for companionship
  • Reading and writing for the partially sighted
  • Feeding the cat, Dog walking
  • Where we operate

    Services to those living in the Bourne Valley villages along the A338.


    Newton Tony


    Boscombe Village




    Winterbourne Gunner

    Winterbourne Dauntsey

    Winterbourne Earls


    How to book

    To book a volunteer, call the contact number below but please give us at least 48 hours notice before you need the service.

    Call: 01980 611 117

    * Bookings taken Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
    Answerphone available at all other times.

    Run by volunteers

    Anyone wishing to use the scheme should simply call on the number above and our Co-ordinator will arrange for a volunteer to carry out the task. All volunteers are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked and carry a photo ID card.


    There is no specific charge, we depend on donations from our users to provide our service. This is run entirely by volunteers, who give their time but do receive a mileage allowance and out of pocket expenses.

    Volunteer with us

    New volunteers are always welcome. You can choose how much time you are able to give and what tasks you are happy to undertake. Travel and incidental expenses are all reimbursed. Whatever you feel you can do, whether it is committee work, driving or helping out at home, we would love to hear from you.









    * Statistics relate to 2019

    If you decide to join our team of volunteers, you will meet some lovely people and find your involvement in the Bourne Valley Link totally rewarding. If you would like to know more, please call us on 01980 611 117

    John Weller from Wiltshire Air Ambulance with our Chair Maureen Atkinson
    Wiltshire Air Ambulance
    Volunteers enjoying Afternoon Tea
    Volunteers receiving First Aid training
    First Aid training
    Coffee Mornings

    The Link Scheme aids to complement the provision of other services, whether statutory or voluntary. The service is provided by volunteers using their own vehicles.

    The scheme is run by Maureen Atkinson and Peter Smith. The Co-ordinators are Joan, Chris, Leonie, Brehm, Diana and Maggie. Our Recruitment Officer is Ruth and our Publicity Officer is Linda. The team are supported by our Secretary Jennifer, the Treasurer Chris and Assistant Treasurer Diana. And a massive thank you to all our volunteers who make this scheme, possible.

    Other Link Schemes operate in most parts of Wiltshire, please contact us for more information.