My name is Paul and I volunteer as a co-ordinator and driver for Link. I also serve as Chair and Recruitment Officer. I joined Link two and a half years ago having moved to Westbury after living in Spain.
I joined the Link team because I wanted to get to know the area, its people and to get involved with the local community and I have certainly done that. Assisting our numerous clients with their important transportation needs is very rewarding and I have met some lovely people, often with fascinating stories to tell. To many of them we become friends over the phone or in driving them to their appointments.
I’m also a school governor for Matravers school.
Hello, I'm Vaughan Rees and am a recent recruit as a volunteer co-ordinator. I studied chemistry at Swansea University and spent my working life in the laboratories firstly of Cuprinol in Frome and then at ICI Paints (Dulux) at Slough where I was UK Woodcare Laboratory Manager.
I'm married to Rosemary, who I met at University. She is a volunteer driver for both Link and Dorothy House and through her I saw the great benefits that both provide to the local community. So when I was asked whether I would consider becoming a co-ordinator I was easily persuaded! However due to family and other commitments I'm not able to volunteer for as many days as some of the other co-ordinators.
I am a member of various interest groups in Warminster U3A (Mahjong, local history, science and technology) and enjoy indoor bowls and walking and am involved in running clubs for both of these activities.
Hello there, Kathy Hutt here. I recently started as a volunteer co-ordinator and driver for Westbury Link. I have lived in Dilton Marsh for 16 years, having previously lived in Bristol, Oxfordshire (my home area) and London while working and studying. I spent most of my working life as a Careers Adviser, predominantly supporting young people with a variety of additional needs to move on from education. Although now retired, I keep pretty busy with the Parish Council, village hall and Community Speedwatch. In "normal" times, I love being out and about - walking, doing a bit of cycling, going to watch live entertainment, being with friends, travelling and so on; let's hope that resumes sooner rather than later. Joining Westbury Link has given me the chance to do something a bit different; I have some time to give to the community and wanted to help in a practical way.
Hello, my name is Nick Pyne I have lived in Westbury since 1961 apart from a seventeen year break in Reading from 1985-2002. My wife and I celebrate our golden wedding this year, and we are proud of our six children and eleven grandchildren. Life has been busy! We are both retired now which gives me the time to be involved with Link. I spend my leisure time reading, gardening, walking, swimming with Warminster Masters, playing tennis with Corsley Tennis Club, and taking day trips and holidays whenever we can. My working life involved sales and purchasing, and the major part of that was in the seafood business. More recently I was involved in purchasing and administration for a group of optical companies. I am always happy to help, but my wife tells me I can sometimes be misunderstood as I seem to appear to be a bit abrupt, so please don’t be offended if that is how you see me. I always enjoy a joke and I am sure that a sense of humour helps the world go round.
I look forward to coordinating and driving for Link for many years to come, and I hope to meet my fellow coordinators and drivers very soon, pandemics permitting.
My name is Maurice Bizeray. My job is to take the telephone calls and then find one of our drivers to do the task. I am 67 years old and I served with the Royal Military Police and Wiltshire Constabulary. In my spare time over the years I have helped numerous charities and served as a Captain organizing the training for the Army Cadets. I am married to Ann who is also involved with Link.
My name is John Masson and I am Vice Chair of Link. I moved to Wiltshire from Croydon with my wife April after we both retired in 2012 and we live in Hawkeridge. I was a surveyor by profession and for the last six years of my career I was a lecturer at Greenwich University. Since moving I have joined Heywood Parish Council and I am the present Chairman. I am also on the Heywood and Hawkeridge Village Hall Committee. I am a season ticket holder at Crystal Palace who I have supported for over fifty years through thick and thin, mostly thin it must be said, and I try to get to most home matches. I am a member of Somerset County Cricket Club and get to Taunton as often as I can for the County Championship games. My other interests include reading mainly crime novels, crosswords and cooking and I am at present building a model railway which is a long term project. We have an Airedale Terrier called Remy who needs walking and generally rules our lives. Thanks to her I have visited the A & E at RUH on two occasions, once for a broken wrist and the other time for a broken ankle, both suffered while out walking the dog.
Having retired and with time on my hands I wanted to contribute something to our community and I have become a co-ordinator with Link.
Westbury & District Link Scheme
for help with transport, shopping and other practical assistance -
Our phone lines are usually open Monday to Friday 9am-1pm.
THE NEXT COFFEE MORNING WILL BE ON THURSDAY
5 MAY 2022 -
SEE YOU THERE
THE MONTHLY COFFEE MORNING IS USUALLY HELD ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH IN THE HALL OF
WEST END BAPTIST CHURCH,
10:00 - 11:30 am
The Westbury and District Link Scheme is a registered charity.
Registration no: 1069754
NOTE FOR YOUR DIARY!!!
The Annual General Meeting was held on
Thursday 4 November 2021 - here is a copy of the Chairman's report
For our volunteers - please check out what is on the "Volunteers" tab!
Last updated 26 Apr 22