Community Group Hire
If you want to get your community group out and about, you can hire one of our 15 or 16 seater minibuses with a friendly volunteer driver. We’ll make sure you can get to meetings, events or interesting places – and there’s no limit on how far you can travel too!
What is a “community group”?
Your group is defined as a community or voluntary group if you’re run on a “not for profit” basis and falls into one or more of the following categories:
- Disability groups
- Educational groups
- Elderly groups
- Rurally isolated groups
- Sports clubs or groups
- Youth clubs
Accessibility and wheelchair safety for community group hire
All our vehicles are fully wheelchair accessible which allows wheelchair users to travel alongside their companions – please note that this can reduce the total number of passengers who can travel. All our staff are trained to assist wheelchair users and secure their chair safely into the vehicle.
All of our drivers are MiDAS (Minibus Drivers Awareness Standards) trained and have been checked by the Disclosure & Barring Service.
If you’re interested in community group hire on a self-drive basis, our in-house MiDAS training programme is perfect for you. We’ll train you for free if you undertake to carry out 2 voluntary drives per month for Back & 4th (in addition to any drives you undertake for your own organisation).
Minibus hire costs
Our standard hire rates are detailed below but please contact us if you would like to discuss the cost of your trip in more detail.
|Day rate (Monday to Sunday):||£50.00||plus £0.50 per mile|
|Half Day rate (term time only, collection from WRCC after 9.45am and return to WRCC by 2.30pm)||£25.00||plus £0.50 per mile|
Please email Community Bookings or call us on 01789 471595.
Registering and booking your group trip
To register your group to use our minibuses please complete and return our Group Registration Form included in our Hirer’s Guide which gives you all the information you need for booking your trip.
Please give us a call on 01789 471595 BEFORE sending in a booking form to check our minibus availability. You can then make a booking by completing the Booking Form and returning it to us