What We Do
We help reduce social isolation and promote independence by providing a door to door community transport service in rural West Sussex. We provide transport for shopping trips, outings, lunch club trips and some sightseeing excursions.
We offer this service to anyone who has a special need because they are elderly, young, poor or living in isolated areas where there is not an adequate public transport service.
Minibuses take people from their homes to shopping centres, lunch clubs, seaside locations, and organised social events, as well as special excursions.
Regular trips can help you to get out of the house for a while, to see the countryside, to converse with old friends and to make new ones.
All age groups across all the communities in the region are welcome. We also work with special interest groups to help with their social transport needs.
Who We Are
The Community Minibus Association (West Sussex) is a registered charity for the community, run entirely by unpaid volunteers. The charity has been helping people get out and about in rural West Sussex for more than 40 years.
We now operate 11 minibuses organised around villages in West Sussex including Ashington, Billingshurst, Petworth, Pulborough, Steyning, Storrington, villages around Yapton and Wisborough Green. You will notice our buses in and around the villages in our West Sussex Minibus livery. For locations refer to the map below.
We operate flexibly to meet our customers needs in terms of trips and excursions and to adjust boundaries to support new communities.
The charity is run by Trustees who sit on the Executive Board all of whom are volunteers.
As a charity we are funded purely by grants and donations and rely on the support of the public and some local government organisations. We have sponsorship packages available. Please contact us for more information.
We provide a door to door service to Members,enabling then to go both on regular shopping trips and special outings. We return passengers safely to their homes, and assist (if required) with carrying their shopping bags to their front door.
You can become a Member simply by living in one of the villages served by the charity, and paying a small annual membership fee. For each Individual trip a small fee is charged to cover the running costs. Membership is also open to any organised group which is interested in making use of our services.