Hire: The Suffolk Axis minibus is available to hire at the discretion of charity.
Seating: This minibus seats 14 passengers plus the driver, and is fitted with a hydraulic tail-lift with removable seats to allow the carriage of passengers in wheelchairs. The saloon seats in the minibus are fitted with an inertia reel restraint system. The seating capacity of the minibus is set out below, although maximum numbers vary depending on the size of wheelchairs. The maximum number of seats may also be reduced by folded wheelchairs, shopping, shopping trolleys, and walking frames.
|Maximum no. of seats||Maximum no. of passengers in manual wheelchairs||Maximum no. of passengers in powered wheelchairs|
|14||5 + 1 seated||4 + 1 seated|
Availability: The minibus is generally available when not in use by Axis, including Mondays, Wednesdays, Evenings (after 5.00pm) and weekends.
Section 19 Permits: When hiring out the minibus under the Section 19 permit, it should be noted that groups can only charge out to their passengers the actual cost of the journey and therefore they must not in any way make a profit.
Drivers: Drivers must be over the age of 25 years and hold a clean, full driving license (not provisional) covering category D1. Suffolk Axis may be able to provide a driver if required and this service is charged at £8.21 per hour.
Booking Fee: A £20 booking and administration fee is required to secure the date(s) and time(s) of the hire. This deposit is non-refundable.
Costs: All mileage is charged at £1.50 per mile and hire charges to start and end at Red Gables, Ipswich Road, Stowmarket IP14 1BE.
For further details and to make a booking please contact our Transport Officer (via the main office) who will be happy to assist you.