Transport Befriending Good Neighbour Scheme Community Club Carers The Borrowing Bus

Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern

Local help for local people

The Borrowing Bus began life during the Covid pandemic of 2020/21.

Libraries were closed, older people and those shielding, were restricted to their own homes with limited interaction with those around them.

DPVC asked the community for donations of books and jigsaws to fill our minibus which was not being used for shopping trips, and the response was huge.

Initially the Bus went out around the village every week on a Wednesday with a team of dedicated volunteers leaving books on doorsteps and keeping in touch with those who were isolated. The Bus is still going strong. Items can be borrowed, swapped or kept.

Donations were so generous that there’s now a Borrowing Bus shop listing over 500 books and jigsaws. All proceeds from the shop help to keep DPVC services free. Visit the shop here

Second Wednesday of every month

Fairoaks 10.45am

Hebron Hall 11am

Books can be delivered to your door, call 029 20513700