Rushton Minibus Serving Our Community
Rushton Parish has had a community minibus for over 40 years. The village scheme was set up to help transport local children to school and residents to nearby towns and today continues to serve our community.
The Rushton Community Minibus is owned and operated by Rushton Parish Council on a not-for-profit basis, and all income from fares, concessionary fares and privates hire is used to operate and maintain the vehicle for the Rushton Parish Community.
The Rushton Community Minibus is managed, administered, driven and maintained by a team of local volunteers. All of our drivers have undertaken and have been approved by MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) a national recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers.
Regular Weekly Shopping Trips:
Route RCMB003: Great Oakley – Every Monday (excluding bank holidays) departing Rushton Village at 10:00am. Providing a choice of supermarkets either Aldi Supermarket Great Oakley or Morrisons Supermarket Great Oakley. Returning to Rushton at 12:00pm.
Route RCMB004: Peel Centre & Asda Corby Retail Park – Every Friday (excluding bank holidays) departing Rushton Village at 10:00am. A shopping trip that provides a choice of supermarkets and a selection of different retail outlets. Returning to Rushton at 12:30pm.
Fares – There is a fixed return fare of £4.20 for adults, £2.20 for juniors. Persons with concessionary bus passes travel free.
Community trips undertaken either occasional to special shopping events or visits to places of interest including coffee, snacks, or meals. These trips are advertised in the Triangle Parish Magazine, Parish Notice boards and posting on the Rushton Village Support WhatsApp group which also provides updates.
Regular Community Trips:
Rushden Lakes Shopping Centre – Monthly
Rushden Lakes has shopping for all tastes and occasions and budgets. Join us and explore the department stores galore, fashion favourites and everyday essentials across over 50 retail brand and concessions. When you have finished shopping grab a bite to eat or just a coffee in the lakeside cafes in a beautiful and unique lakeside setting at Rushden Lakes.
Farndon Fields – Monthly
Farndon Fields is an award-winning farm shop with restaurants situated on the edge of the beautiful historic town of Market Harborough. It has developed over the years and today the farm shop showcases produce grown on their farm, quality meat from local farmers and a large selection of local and British food that has been hand selected. They strive to provide an outstanding shopping experience and an environment to enjoy the local produce that has been grown on your doorstep in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
Possible Future Trips:
Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, Glebe Farm Tea Room, Gates Garden Centre, Beckworths Emporium Sywell, Melton Mowbray Market Day, Stamford, Dovecote Buttery & Farm Shop and many more.
The Rushton Community Minibus is also available for Private Hire and can carry a maximum of 16 passengers. We offer a variety of services to suit individual needs at an affordable price.
We also undertake private hires for local schools in our area and all our drivers who volunteer for school private hires have a current Enhanced DBS Certificate.
For further information and a quotation for your specific requirements please give us a call. All hires are subject to our standard terms and conditions, a copy is available on request.
Some of the private hire destination that have been undertaken this year: Birmingham City Centre, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Dunstable, The Swan at Braybrook, Newmarket Races, Twinlakes Family Theme Park, Donnington Le Heath Manor House Museum, Belvoir Castle Flower Festival, Potbelly Brewery Kettering, Battlefield Railway Shackerstone, Melton Mowbray Market, Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
Coordinator & Administrator- Mike Brightman
Telephone Number- 07850236833
Email address – RushtonCMB@outlook.com
Timetable and Information Updates:
The Triangle Parish Magazine publishes the Minibus Regular Shopping & Community trip schedule each month.
Sign up to “Rushton Village Support” WhatsApp group to keep you updated with the latest Minibus schedules and news.
Follow us on “Rushton Village News and Views” Facebook Page.
Regular Shopping & Community trip schedules are posted in the Parish Notice Boards.
Rushton Parish Council:
Rushton Parish Council recognises its duty of care under Health and Safety Law, to take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the service is operated safely and complies with all relevant legal requirements and the advice in the Highway Code, taking reasonable measures to protect the driver, the passengers and other road users from collision and injury risks.