Minibuses and Trailer hire

Newnham Scouts run two buses: a 17-seater and an accessible 15-seater. They are available for loan to local Scout groups and other organisations with a Section 19 permit (UK and Scouting information). There is a mileage charge which includes all costs for fuel and insurance. Our box trailer can be towed by the 17-seater and can also be borrowed at £15/day. If it’s not needed, you can collect the trailer the evening before you leave at no extra charge, to help with packing.

Bus info

Seats (including driver): 15 17 Trailer
  17 seater Ford Transit Box Trailer
Make and Model: Renault Master Ford Transit Ifor Williams BV105
Reg number: EU08 KBY GX14 NFL
Fuel type: Diesel Diesel
Tyre pressures:
Height: 2.5m 2.33m (2.63m w. aerial) 6′ headroom
Length: 5.9m 6.5m 4.7m (3m internal)
Width (incl. mirrors):   2.44m  
Width (excl. mirrors): 2.0m 2.0m 2.1m (1.47m internal)
Towbar? No Yes  
Tail Lift? Yes No, wheelchair ramps only  
Needs D1? (more info) No Only if with trailer Yes


Mileage charge (£/mile) 0.85


Minimum charge (£/day) 30 40 15




For example, if you borrow the 17 seater for 3 days and travel 100 miles total, the charge will be £120 (£40/day). If you travel 200 miles, the charge will be £217.10 (95p/mile). If you return it after topping it up with £60 of fuel and driving 200 miles, the total will be £157.10 on production of the receipt!


15 seater in green and 17 seater in orange.



Sign-up Process

  1. Add your Group to our Approved Groups list (here)
  2. Send a copy of your Section 19* to
  3. Add each driver to our Approved Driver Log (here)
  4. Send a copy of each driver’s licence to


Booking Process

  1. Select your dates and minibus if you have a preference (here).
  2. We’ll review your Section 19, proposed drivers, requested dates and bus and get back to you.


Our Loan Policy can be downloaded here

*If your outing involves charging any of your passengers, you will need a Section 19.

Newnham Minibuses