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Customising your Minibus – how we can meet your specific needs.

01/05/2018

Customising your Minibus – how we can meet your specific needs.

At Minibus Leasing UK, we are able to provide bespoke vehicles to suit your specific needs to ensure your leased minibus does the exact job you need it to and have worked with many schools, charities and care homes over the years.

In partnership with our specialist converters we can create and adapt vehicles to incorporate alternative seating formats and to include permanent or temporary accessibility for wheelchairs.

We can include electronic tail lift ramps and include the maintenance for these within your contract. In addition, we are one of the few providers who are able to include regular safety checks within your maintenance contract.

We have many care home customers with such specific requirements and we work with then to ensure they get the right minibus for their needs. 

Things to consider when thinking about a care home minibus

As part of our service we will discuss with you what your new care home minibus will be used for. Here’s some of the questions we’ll discuss.

  1. What will the minibus be used for?
  2. How many seats are needed?
  3. What is the ratio of carers to care home residents that is required to be carried in the minibus?
  4. Will there be a requirement for disabled access either now or possible in the future?
  5. How long will the minibus be needed for?

Our experienced team are on hand to discuss any questions you might have about your minibus requirements and will also be able to guide you through the sometimes complex rules of which driving licence is required for each type of Minibus.

Contact us today for a no obligation discussion and quote 

 

 

 

 

 


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How to report a pothole

05/04/2018

How to report a pothole

If, like me, you've noticed the poor state of our roads, much of which is being blamed on the after effects of the 'beast from the east' you might like to know how to report a pothole to your local council.

Perhaps not the most exciting subject but potholes can cause major of damage to vehicles,  including breaking suspension springs, damaging shock absorbers and distorting wheels.

In 2016, over £3million of damage was caused to UK motorist’s cars.

I reported a pothole to my local council today (it's huge...the pothole, not the council) and cars are swerving around it. As this is the walking route for my children to their school I decided to take action.

The process was quick and easy...here's what to do.

Firstly if it is save to take a picture of the pothole then do this. ONLY if it is safe - for example I took a photo today as I was walking at the time and didn't need to go onto the road to take the picture. 

Secondly make a note of where you are - the reporting system will ask for roadname or postcode and where it is near (shops, school etc)

When you are able to log onto the Internet go to https://www.gov.uk/report-pothole

You will be asked to enter the postcode of the location you wish to report and this will take you to that local council website. 

If the pothole is severe ring the number provided - if not severe you can report the pothole online. 

It took me less than 5 minutes. 

Remember if we don't report potholes they won't be added to the list to fix! 

So - do the right thing and get reporting.

 


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