West Sussex Minibus celebrates 40th anniversary

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West Sussex Minibus – celebrating serving the community for 40 years

The Community Minibus Association (West Sussex) is a registered charity and has been providing door to door transport services since its initial service in early 1976.  The organisation is unique in that it is run entirely by volunteers – some have been doing this for almost as long and many are recent joiners, in varying roles such as drivers, passenger escorts, booking staff, fleet managers, divisional organisers and others who ensure the day to day co-ordination of our service.

The service operates in rural West Sussex, using 13 minibuses with 8 centres located in Ashington, Billingshurst, Five Villages (south of A27), Petworth, Pulborough, Storrington, Steyning and Wisborough Green.

Registered passengers are able to join regular trips to shopping centres, lunch clubs, seaside locations, social events and also to special excursions. Our experience is that passengers enjoy our friendly service, and look forward to meeting both new friends and old during the day. We also have associate membership for organised groups.

The charity is celebrating its 40 years of volunteer activity on 12 May at an invitation only event at the Music Room, Champs Hill, Coldwaltham, and for which we are thankful to the Bowerman Charitable Trust for allowing us to use this prestigious location. Invitations include VIP’s from local District and Parish Councils and our President Sir Brian Barttelot, OBE.  The Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, Mrs Susan Pyper has kindly agreed to present awards to some of our Volunteers.

We are always looking for new passengers and volunteers and would be delighted to talk to you. Please contact info@westsussexminibus.org.uk, call centre telephone 01903 740282, or our website westsussexminibus.org.uk

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