The Woodchurch Wagon is a community wellbeing initiative in conjunction with Woodchurch Parish Council and Ashford Borough Council. It’s purpose is to provide the residents, through their local clubs and societies, better access to transport. Woodchurch Wagon is operated on a not-for-profit basis and is run by volunteers through the Woodchurch Hub. It is designed to cover the operating costs of the minibus, and should any profits be made through this scheme, these will be reinvested in full back into the village community.
In addition to being available for club/society/private rental, Woodchurch Wagon will also be providing a number of community organised visits throughout the year. Where clubs and societies have arranged a visit and have spare seats available to fill they will also be advertised here.
These are open for people to book places on a first-come booking basis. These are open to both residents of Woodchurch and also residents of surrounding villages.
Local clubs, societies and charities – no booking fee
A group or society that is registered with the Woodchurch HUB. This will usually be a group that meets the following criteria
Local commercial or private social groups – £10 booking fee
All bookings are subject to the acceptance by Woodchurch Hub, who reserve the right to decline a booking request. The decision of the Woodchurch Hub regarding bookings will be final.
The journeys are charged at a price per mile. All journey mileage is calculated starting from, and returning to, the Hub – TN26 3PA
This cost includes the following:
For the first 50 miles £1.50 per mile
For each additional mile £1.00 per mile
A minimum cost is charged per rental depending on the length of the rental period
Half day rental £20
Full day rental £40 per day
Evening/overnight rental £40
Example 1, If the bus is hired for half a day:-
Example 2, If the bus is hired for a full day:-
The above examples do not include any applicable booking fee.
Groups have the option of providing their own driver, or they can request the services of a Pool driver
Pool driver supplement
Pool Driver for half a day £15
Pool driver for a full day £30 per day
Pool driver for an evening £40
Each group are encouraged to provide their own driver, however a group of pool drivers are available if this is not possible.
Unless alternative arrangements have previously been agreed with your group, all rental bookings will require the use of a valid credit card and email address.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will be able to cancel your booking without penalty up to 48 hours before the booking start. If the booking is cancelled after this time The Hub reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee, which will be taken from the pre-authorisation amount before the balance is cancelled.
You are expected to return the minibus with at least half a tank of fuel. A Fuel card is provided in the minibus for the purchase of any fuel should it be required during your journey. The Hub reserves the right to charge a refuelling fee of £10 should the minibus be returned with insufficient fuel.
You are required to return the bus in a clean and tidy state. Should the minibus require general cleaning upon return The Hub reserve the right to charge a £10 cleaning fee. If the Minibus required deep cleaning (e.g. spilt drinks/food/vomit etc) The Hub reserves the right to charge a £40 cleaning fee.