Section 19 Permit To provide community transport Bedale Community Minibus is issued with a Section 19 Permit by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner allowing us, as a ‘not for profit’ organisation, to charge an affordable rate for the use of the minibus. In turn we have to be certain that the people we allow to use our services are drawn from those individuals and groups in need of our support and identified in our Charitable objectives.
If we contravene the terms of the permit we will lose it, our insurance becomes invalid and ultimately we could lose our charitable status and the service we provide would be lost to the community.
To simplify who we can provide transport for, it is recommended by the Charity Commission and our insurance company that we ask all individuals and groups who want to use our minibuses to become associate members of the Bedale Community Minibus.
Membership Application If you or your organisation are not already members of the Bedale Community Minibus please complete the appropriate application form (Individual Application)(Group Application)
It costs you nothing other than the time to fill in a simple form, you do not have to attend any meetings and it is a one off application. Once completed please bring it to the office when you first book the minibus.
Confidentiality In completing the form you confirm you fall within one or several of the categories of individuals or groups we are allowed to transport. In the case of individuals it also gives us information about your specific needs. The attached form once completed is kept in our office in Bedale - nobody else has access to the form, it is confidential between you and the charity.