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Minibus - Sompting Big Local
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In Spring of 2015, Sompting Big Local purchased a minibus for use by community groups, clubs and organisations in Sompting. To keep the cost down for this groups, organisations outside of Sompting use the minibus if it is available. Priority is always given to Sompting groups.

3 years later, and we are delighted to be able to purchase a newer minibus, with a automatic step making it easier to get in and out of the minibus.

Our original minibus ‘Billy’ has been donated to Sustainable Sussex.

How many seats does the minibus have?

The Minibus has 16 passenger seats (+ driver seat)

Can any one drive the minibus?

Anyone can driver the minibus providing they are happy to be registered as a volunteer for Adur Voluntary Action for insurances purposes and fulfil the following criteria:

  • You are aged between 30 and 70 years of age
  • You have D1 category on your licence
  • You have a clean driving licence

We will require to see and take a copy of your driving licence.

How do I know if I have D1 category on my licence?

If you passed your driving test before 1st January 1997 you  should have D1 on your licence. To check you can either look on the back of your card licence

or check online at

Can you supply a driver?

We have a small number of drivers we may be able to call on if you cant find a driver. They are all volunteers so it depends on if they are free.

If you would like to become a volunteer driver, please contact us.

Does the minibus undergo regular Safety Checks?

Yes, the minibus has weekly inspections and then further inspections at commercial garage every 8 week which is a legal requirement. The minibus also has an annual MOT.