Broughton Astley Community Bus
Set up in 1987 by local volunteers to enable better links and association to the local community. At present we have 12 members...all of which are volunteers. Of the 12, six are executive members.
Our present bus is a long wheel base VW van conversion. It was purchased new in August 2014. Capacity:16 seats including driver.
SERVING BROUGHTON AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES
Available for hire by groups, using your own driver, subject to licence conditions, or we can supply one of our volunteer drivers, subject to availability.
Some of our local groups who have used our bus: Cricket & Football teams, Pub themed activities, Music events, theatre, sporting venues, youth groups, WI and neighbouring village groups.
SOME OF OUR PRESENT TRIPS
Our most important undertaking is to provide full facilities and association for the elderly, disabled and those with limited mobility. To this end the bus can take one wheelchair, having a fully equipped wheelchair lift and a specially adapted step, into and out of the bus.
In order to assist our less mobile users, we take them to a luncheon every Tuesday and Friday provided by Thomas Estley college. We also arrange shopping trips every other Wednesday to Asda (Fosse Park) or Morrisons (Lutterworth).
On the first Monday of every month a trip is arranged to Hinckley.... Pre book for your place by calling 01455 282966 .
All these trips are a door-to-door service.
We are open to suggestions on other trips and any amendments to our present journeys. Please let us know.
Depending on the journey taken the following charges apply as at April 2015.
Short Journeys: less than 30 mile, one off fee £35
Journeys of 100 miles, or less. .......... £1.10 per mile.
Over 100 miles............ £1.00 per mile
Short Hire (within the village for example)......£12.00
KEEPING THE BUS RUNNING
So, although our present bus is new, we are always building up a fund in order to replace our present bus nearer the time.
Therefore, we are always looking for donations towards our next bus. Can you help?
|Contact:||Roger Lyon (Chairman)|
|Categories:||Travel, Community Groups|
Information last updated Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:59.