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Contact: Rachel Shaw or Holly Welsh

Bassetlaw Action Centre
Canal Street
RETFORD
DN22 6EZ
Telephone: 01777 709650

Email: minibus@bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk

Day Trips: Click here to see our latest trip information

Individual Membership: Individuals can download their membership form by clicking here

Group Hire Leaflet: To download the minibus leaflet please click here

Group Membership: Groups can download their membership form by clicking here 

Minibus Hire Terms and Conditions: Download by clicking here

The Bassetlaw Community Minibus

The Bassetlaw Community Minibus is a wheelchair friendly minibus which is available to local community groups and individuals within the district who need flexible, affordable and accessible solutions to their transport needs.

Who can use the Minibus?

The minibus is operated by Bassetlaw Action Centre under Section 19 Minibus Permit which makes it available to non profit making community groups and individuals. Groups eligible to use the minibus would be those concerned with:

  • Health and Social Welfare
  • Sports
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Religious Activities

Individual Members

Individuals can also book onto trips organised by Bassetlaw Action Centre.

Payment is to be made at the time of booking for all day trips. Bookings that are not paid will only be held for 7 days.  Payment can be made by cash, cheque payable to Bassetlaw Action Centre or by debit/credit card over the phone or in person.  Please do not send cash in the post.  Please let us know at time of booking if you will be taking a wheelchair or walking frame with you as space will need to be allocated for this.

Registration is required before you book onto any of the trips. Registration with the minibus is free of charge.

If a trip is shown to be fully booked you can put your name on a reserve list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

You will be at your destination for a minimum of 3 and half hours unless otherwise stated in this brochure.  Pick ups start from 8.30am unless otherwise stated.  We pick up from anywhere in Bassetlaw. Times may vary due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond our  control.  Please note – all trips and prices are correct at time of printing each leaflet but are subject to change.

When you have booked onto a trip we will telephone a few days before the trip takes place to inform you of the collection time.

For bookings, registration or further details of any of our trips please contact: Bassetlaw Action Centre Tel: 01777 709650

Office Opening Hours – Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. An answerphone service is available outside of these hours.

Day Trips

Our current list of trips is shown below, prices are per person:

AUGUST 2017

Tuesday 8th August 2017

Wentworth Garden Centre, near Rotherham

£12.50 per person

 

NEW – Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Lakeside Village Shopping, Doncaster followed by Whitbys Fish and Chips

£11.50 per person

Please note there will be around 2 and a half hours at Lakeside Village and then we will stop off at Whitbys on the way home. The price of the trip does not include any food or drink.

 

Thursday 24th August 2017

Skegness

£18.00 per person  LAST FEW SEATS REMAINING

 

NEW – Wednesday 30th August 2017

Springfields Outlet Shopping, Spalding

£16.50 per person

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

 

NEW – Monday 11th September 2017

Chesterfield

£14.00 per person

 

NEW – Thursday 28th September 2017

East Midlands Designer Outlet

McArthur Glen, near Mansfield

£14.00 per person

 

OCTOBER 2017

 

NEW – Thursday 5th October 2017

Wetherby

£16.00 per person

 

NEW – Tuesday 10th October 2017

Brigg Garden Centre

£12.50 per person

 

NEW – Wednesday 18th October 2017

Crystal Peaks

£11.50 per person

 

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The Minibus

The minibus is fully wheelchair accessible with an under floor lift ensuring ease of access. Its features include:

  • Seating capacity for up to 12 or 13 passengers – please ask for details
  • Removable seats
  • Hydraulic tail lift
  • Hand rail and steps
  • Can accommodate up to two fixed wheelchairs

If the lift is needed and passengers in wheelchairs need to be secured, seats will have to be removed to accommodate this which reduces its seating capacity. There is space for securing two wheelchairs safely.

Benefits of the Community Minibus

The minibus has the facilities to enable wheelchair users to board and alight using a passenger lift and specialist equipment to secure both the user and their wheelchair. Using our minibus ensures that your journey is more affordable, safe and legal as well as being provided in a properly serviced and well maintained vehicle. The minibus will be maintained according to a strict maintenance regime and will have regular safety checks to ensure roadworthiness.

Who will drive the Minibus?

The minibus will be driven by Bassetlaw Action Centre registered and trained volunteer/paid drivers. They drivers are CRB checked, have Nottinghamshire County Council Permits  and are trained under the Community Transport Association’s MiDAS training scheme. This covers:

  • Defensive Driving
  • Minibuses and the Law
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Comprehensive training in the safe use of passenger lifts
  • Disability Awareness
  • Wheelchair Handling
  • Securing passengers in wheelchairs on the minibus

Membership

Any non-profit making community groups wanting to make use of the service offered by Bassetlaw Community Minibus are required to have attained membership through the Bassetlaw Action Centre. Annual and daily memberships are available.

If you are interested in becoming a member please call 01777 709650 or contact us via email at minibus@bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk

Volunteering Opportunities

If you enjoy driving and meeting people, then driving our community minibus could be a great way to get out and about in your spare time.

We are always looking to add to our bank of volunteer drivers at the Bassetlaw Action Centre, for more information please call: 01777 709650 or visit our Volunteering Opportunities page for more information.

 

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