The Community Mini Bus is at last here and in use. The brand new white Mercedes Sprinter seats 13, including the driver, and in addition has capacity for two wheelchairs.
It is an automatic drive with an electronic step for passengers and a platform lift to the rear for raising and lowering wheelchairs. The bus is available for use by local charities and organisations. It is not available for private hire. The Community Mini Bus Association is a registered charity and is selffunding. Charges go towards maintenance, insurance, etc.
The vehicle can be booked via the Anne-Marie Oldroyd at Sherburn in Elmet Community Library (07410 453584) and the charges are: first 30 miles at 95p per mile. Every mile over 30 will be charged at 90p per mile. All drivers must hold a D1 Licence. It is hoped that as many charities and organisations as possible will take advantage of this facility. The vehicle was provided by the Department of Transport at no cost to the village following an application being made to their Transport for Rural Communities Funding.
Registered Office: Finkle Hill, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds LS25 6EA.