Group Membership

In order to use our minibuses, community groups and  organisations need to be a member of Community Transport (Brighton, Hove & Area) Ltd.

Member organisations can book to use our minibuses on a regular basis or for one off trips. Our minibuses can be booked for as little as an hour or as long as a week or more.

Community Transport operates under a Section 19 small bus permit which rules that it is illegal for non members to use our vehicles. A minibus can only be hired for activities by group members which are not profit making.

Find out more about our minibuses by taking a look at our fleet.

Become a Member Group

If you would like to become a member, please download a membership form or contact us and we can send one to you. Return the completed application form to us along with a cheque for the fee made payable to Community Transport.

Alternatively you can apply online here.  We will then get in touch with you about payment methods.

Annual Membership Year and Charges

Annual Membership runs from 1st April – 31st March each year.

Statutory (Government/Local Government agencies)£25.00
Private Members Clubs (Sport/Leisure)£10.00
Funded (Voluntary – Grant aided)£10.00
Unfunded/Charitable£6.00
Other than above (specified)£6.00

Hiring and Using Our Minibuses

Find out more in our Hiring a Minibus leaflet.

We can provide a driver or alternatively you can use your own volunteer driver.

Using your own driver

If you wish to use your own volunteer driver, they must hold a valid MiDAS certificate or East Sussex County Council Minibus Driving Certificate. Find out more about Training and MiDAS such as the requirements of volunteer drivers and the MiDAS assessment that we provide.

How much will it cost?

A charge is made for the amount of time a bus is booked for, how many seats it has, the mileage covered, and if a driver is required, the charge for the driver.

Please contact us in the office for a price for a trip on 01273 677559 or easylink@bhct.co.uk

How to make a booking

To make a booking either download a booking form, complete and return to us or you can phone the booking through on 01273 677559. You can also complete our online booking form.

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