The minibus is covered by an insurance policy that provides cover only for bona fide
Scouting, Guiding and other genuine charity, voluntary and community organisation
purposes. The hirer is liable for the insurance policy excess (£150) in the event
of any claim arising from their use of the vehicle and a deposit in that amount will
be required before any hire commences.
The contents of the trailers are NOT covered by our insurance.
The minibus can only be used within the United Kingdom.
All drivers must have a valid driving licence permitting them to drive a 17 seat
minibus; the licence must be free of current penalty points (ie incurred within the
last 5 years); and the driver must be at least 25 years old on the day the hire commences.
If a trailer is to be towed the driver must have the appropriate category on their
licence. The driving licences (photo-card and paper counterpart) of all drivers
must be examined before the hire commences.
Hires (and charges) unless otherwise agreed in writing by ScoutBus are for periods
of 24 hours or multiples thereof. Late returns will incur a penalty hire charge
of up to the 24 hour rate for any period up to 24 hours and pro rata beyond this.
Before the hire commences the general condition of the vehicle must be agreed between
ScoutBus and the hirer by way of a brief inspection of the vehicle. After the vehicle
is returned a further joint inspection will establish whether there has been a change
in the vehicle’s condition. The hirer will be liable for any damage to the vehicle
during the period of hire.
The vehicle will be handed over to the hirer with a full tank of (diesel) fuel it
must be returned in the same state.
No camping equipment or other luggage except small personal bags that will fit under
the seats may be transported inside the vehicle.
The hirer is responsible for keeping the vehicle clean and returning it clean. To
aid this no drinks other than plain water are to be consumed in the vehicle and no
cooked food is to be eaten inside the vehicle.
Smoking is not permitted in the vehicle.
Whilst passengers are in the vehicle all doors must be unlocked. When the vehicle
is empty of passengers (and driver) all doors must be locked. If the vehicle is
stolen because the driver has not complied with this requirement our insurers will
not pay out and action will be taken to recover our loss from the hirer.
All hirers of the vehicle must hold a section 19 minibus permit to exempt them from
PSV/PCV requirements and must display it in the vehicle during use. Permits apply
to the organisation hiring the vehicle, not to the vehicle itself, so you must have