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About Us

Who are We?

We are a Registered Charity (#1120494) and Company Limited by Guarantee (#06032000).

Our Mission is providing a safe, reliable and courteous local bus, serving those rural and urban communities in our part of East Sussex not served by the commercial bus companies.

The company has been operating for over 40 years and currently runs a fleet of eight 16-seater mini-buses from its base in Berwick. It operates over 25 timetabled services each week taking people to their nearest centres for shopping, appointments, or for pleasure. The company also operates summer leisure services and offers private hire facilities. It provides special annual services for Nature Valley International Tennis in Eastbourne, and the Charleston festivals.

The company is run entirely by volunteers including 50 fully trained drivers.

Trustees (and Directors for the purposes of the Companies Act 2006) are:

  • Beryl Smith, Chair
  • Philip Ayers, Managing Director
  • Andrew Cottingham, Customer Relations Director
  • Susan de Angeli, Secretary
  • Stewart Fuller, Finance Director
  • Nick Price, Personnel and Compliance Director

See our entry in the Charity Commission records:

Charity Commission

Read the Trustee's Report and Accounts:

2020 Report & Accounts
2019 Report & Accounts

Who Supports Us?

The ongoing support from local authorities and passengers helps meet our regular annual cash costs thereby ensuring the wheels on the buses keep turning. The support received from local authorities is greatly appreciated. In 2020 we received major contributions from ESCC, WDC and Hailsham and Seaford Town Councils; and donations from the following local town/parish councils: Alfriston, Arlington, Berwick, Chalvington & Ripe, Cuckmere Valley, East Dean & Friston, Heathfield & Waldron, Long Man, Polegate, Westham, Willingdon & Jevington. Passengers kindly supported us by using the donation boxes on the buses.

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Our Vision

Our Vision is being the Community Bus Service of choice in our area.