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Conditions of hire

Anyone hiring the minibus must: 

  • be at least 25 years of age to drive the minibus or 22 for the people carrier
  • have D1 category listed on their driving licence for the minibus
  • have held their licence for at least 3 years
  • have successfully completed the SCC minibus or people carrier assessment within the last 3 years
  • have had no blameworthy accidents and have no more than 3 penalty points on their licence
  • ensure the minibus will only be used to education or social purposes by a non-commercial body


The vehicle is covered by SCC insurance when used by a community group which has completed the booking procedure. This policy has a £500 excess and therefore we reserve the right to recoup up to £500 from the hirer if the vehicle is damaged during their booking. This applies to all accidents and incidents, no matter where the fault. By making a booking and using the vehicle, the hirer accepts this condition.

Please note:

A|ll organisations hiring a minibus must hold a Section 19 (Transport Act 1985) permit.  Information and application forms are available from the DVSA at or tel: 0300 123 9000

Click here for more information and to download an application form.


For people carrier assessments, contact the Youth Equipment Store.

If you need to complete the SCC minibus driving training course, you should contact Frances Keane for information on tel: 01823 358133 or by email at