The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

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Registered Charity No 1073127


The Trust  provide a Courtesy Home Security Service for older, vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Swindon and Wiltshire, who have become, or are at risk of becoming victims of house crime or domestic abuse.


Our Operators drive Police marked vehicles and dress as Police Support staff, their salaries, the security equipment we use and their vehicles are all funded by the Trust.


Once we have been contacted, an appointment is made by the Bobby Van Administrator for an Operator to visit homes and conduct a full security survey and fire risk assessment.  With the agreement of the client, appropriate devices are installed to secure the property.  Time is spent offering reassurance to clients and advice is given on how to protect against house crime.  Often the fear of crime is as damaging as the crime itself.


We offer talks to community groups and clubs in a pro-active approach to securing homes for all over 60s or those vulnerable due to a disability.


If you know someone in your community who would benefit from a visit please call 01225 794652 to arrange a visit.

Submission of Swindon Borough Local Plan 2026 and the Statement of Community Involvement in Planning

Swindon Borough Council Local Plan 2026 has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for the purposes of an examination to take place later this year.  The document is available for inspection at the house of the Parish Council Chair (Simon Jenkins) as requested by SBC.


Full details about this SBC Local Plan 2026 and the planning process can be found –> Here


The 2 legal notification documents from SBC are also on the Bishopstone and Hinton Parva notice boards and are also reproduced here. Submission Notification & Publication Notification