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Opportunity to establish a Community Minibus Service in Findon Village -Volunteers Needed

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The Community Minibus Association (West Sussex) have kindly offered us the opportunity to share the use of one of their minibuses that currently operates in Ashington but is not fully utilised there. The association is an all-volunteer led charity that has been running Community minibuses in West Sussex for over forty years. 

To take advantage of this opportunity for Findon Residents a small team of volunteers comprising drivers, escorts and an administrator (to enrol passengers as members of the charity, take bookings and liaise with the Ashington branch) is needed. The minibus is garaged at Ashington so would need to be picked up and returned there at the end of each trip and volunteer drivers will need to have category D1 on their license.

Membership of the Association for individuals wishing to use the service is currently £7.00 per year. An additional fare is charged per trip to cover running costs which is calculated according to the length of the journey. Passengers are picked up from and dropped back at their home addresses. 

If you are interested in volunteering to help establish and operate a Community Minibus Service in Findon Village or in using such a service please email cathrine.gear@findonparishcouncil.gov.uk or telephone Fiona Macleod, Parish Clerk, 01903 877225.  We look forward to hearing from both potential users and volunteers so that we can establish the level of interest. Full training will be available to volunteers. 

Findon Parish Council working to enhance life in the Village for everyone.