3rd Washington Scout Group operate two minibuses; a 2014 LWB Transit 430 EL (2.4 135PS) with 17 seats and a 2016 MWB Transit 410 (2.2 135PS) with 15 seats.
The 2014 vehicle is equipped to carry a wheelchair, though you must prearrange this with us.
Other community organisations, charities and Scout Groups can use our vehicle. We operate on a not-for-profit basis and the costs are shared among the users.
Our vehicles are not available for private hire to individuals.
To make a booking or to find out more information contact Andrew Turnbull by email.
Eligibility to use the minibuses
Your organisation must be a registered community or voluntary group, charity or school
You must have your own Section 19 Permit
Be aged 25-70
Have category D1 on their licence (for the 15 seater)
Have at least 2 years' driving experience
Hold a current MIDAS minibus certificate (or similar passenger-carrying safety qualification).
Groups wishing to train drivers in MIDAS should contact East Durham Community Transport. The course costs £50.
Our terms and conditions of use outline the whole minibus project.