Group Minibus hire

Group Minibus Hire

We hire out our minibuses to not-for-profit organisations, social groups, schools, clubs and local councils

Our buses

Colchester has a fleet of 8 accessible minibuses. The largest is a 16 seater whilst the smallest is a specialised wheelchair accessible vehicle and seats 4.

Maldon currently operates a fleet of 5 minibuses, the largest of which seats 16 and the smallest 12. All are wheelchair accessible, with fully-operating tail lifts and side steps.

Wheelchair configuration

A general rule of thumb is that each wheelchair or scooter that a person cannot transfer from and then fold up, requires the removal of 3 seats. Please call the office for an exact configuration.

Cost

£30.00 per year subject to completion of our membership form and agreement to our T&Cs.

  • 0 – 33 Miles – £40.00 (Fuel Included)
  • 34 – 100 miles – £1.20 per mile (Fuel Included)

For longer trips or to discuss a prolonged hire requirement, please contact the office for a bespoke quotation.

Drivers

We have an outstanding team of volunteer drivers, all of whom are DBS checked, trained in the handling of wheelchairs and have been through a thorough minibus drivers’ training course.

However, due to rising need in our community and the nature of volunteering, there may be cases when we do not have a volunteer available. In this instance it’s often worth a group’s time to provide their own driver. If you have someone who is over 21 years of age and with 2 years driving experience, and volunteering for your organisation or have a D1 on their licence, we can arrange MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training.  The course is one day and costs £85.00.  Please call the office for further details.

Is my Transport guaranteed?

All our trips are subject to vehicle and driver availability. Vehicles are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis and we ask that you give us at least 5 days’ notice.