14 Seater Minibus

From £21 per day

Looking for a way to get to a camp or Activity? In 2017 the District took ownership of two 14-seater Minibuses to enable more young people from Mersey Weaver to experience more adventurous activities and nights away experiences previously too far away or difficult to travel to.  The buses are perfect for transporting young people and their kit and comes with long wheelbase, medium roof height configuration, roof cage and tow bar.

Fees for 2021 Mersey Weaver ESU/ASU Mersey Weaver Groups Scouts/Guides
Single day £15 £21.43 £30

Two days/Weekend

(Note weekend hires start at 4pm on the Friday)

£30 £42.86 £60
Three or more days £10 per day £14.29 per day £20 per day
Per Week £70 £100.02 £140

Need the Minibus for an evening or just part of a day? Book here!

Product Documents

Risk Assessments

Are you a member of the Scout Association or Mersey Weaver? Then you may be eligible for a discount! Make sure you have registered an account and if required, request the appropriate membership for your role.
To book/see the calendar for this resource, you must hold an Adult Appointment in Scouting or Girlguiding and have the appropriate permissions applied. Please log in if you are already a member or register an account.


The 14-seater Transit Minibus comes with long wheelbase and medium roof height configuration, it uses rear-wheel drive.

This Minibus meets the most stringent M1 European Private Hire Vehicle safety requirements and will carry up to 12 passengers with 1 driver and 1 crew. Crew seat must only be occupied by persons responsible for the supervision and management of vehicle passengers.

Key Features

  • De-rated 14-seat 3500 kg GVM vehicle so may be driven by non category-D1 license holders.
  • Dual front passenger seat.
  • Second row dual seats.
  • Third, fourth and fifth row dual seat and single seat.
  • Length is 5680mm with a width 2084mm including mirrors.
  • A turning circle 13.3m kerb to kerb.
  • Fitted with tow bar.  Note:  For non category-D1 license holders towing  is not permitted. 
  • Engine is the 2.2 Duratorq TDCi diesel combined with Ford ECOnetic technologies.

Special Conditions

  • It is a requirement of the Mersey Weaver District Scout Council that all drivers have a valid MIDAS certificate, a ROSPA approved equivalent driver competence course, hold a PGV license or completed a separate D1 test.
  • It is a legal requirement that the user must display a current Minibus Permit in the name of the organisation to whom the passengers belong. e.g. Mersey Weaver Scout District in the case of the MWSD Explorer Units/Network or “Xth NNNN Scout Group” for example in the case of the members of a Scout Group.
  • When collecting the minibus the driving licence(s) and MIDAS certificate(s) for all drivers and minibus permit of the organisation will be required to be presented.  Copies of documentation will be made by the District’s representive for insurance purposes.
  • Full terms and conditions of use can be downloaded here.

Additional information

Tow bar


Roof Rack

Yes (one one of the vehicles), 100kg maximum loading.





12V DC Socket

Front of dashboard and Driver's glove compartment

First Aid Kit


Warning Triangle



5 plus reverse

Speed Limited

Yes. 62 mph

Height Clearance

2.75m flush to roof cage top edge

Fuel consumption



3 point diagonal

Spare License Plate


Breakdown Cover