New minibus helps Walsall Wood Scout Group bring flexibility to local community

New additional minibus for 1st Walsall Wood Scout Group offers not only greater opportunities for the group and local community but also greater flexibility with adaptable vehicle seating.

Walsall Wood Scouts Passenger Seats - Phoenix SeatingThe Community Minibus Scheme from the Department for Transport has provided a variety of community groups, schools and charities with a new minibus specifically tailored to the groups’ requirements, such as adaptable seating for wheelchair accessibility. 1st Walsall Wood Scout Group was one of the lucky community groups to be awarded a new Fiat Ducato minibus to offer better flexibility for the local community.

Established in 1966 and currently with approximately 60 young people, ranging from 6 to 18 years old and 20 adult volunteers; the group is renown in Walsall and surrounding areas in the West Midlands. With such a large audience to aid with the scouting activities as well as serving other local community societies; a further minibus was necessary for this group.

With such an array of passengers utilising the new minibus, it was imperative that the seating installed was as flexible as the vehicle application on this extra larger vehicle. Being able to drive the new Fiat vehicle on a normal car license offers a huge advantage and flexibility for future use as well as the additional accessible tail lift that vehicle convertors Minibus Options installed. Completed with 14 practical Blenheim seats, 8 of which are installed with removable fixtures to easily provide wheelchair space on board alongside all ages seat belts to increase safety and comfort whilst accommodating all passengers using the minibus; the adaptable seating options makes the most out of this additional community transport and opens up the availability to a wider audience throughout the Walsall area.
Walsall Wood Scouts Minibus - Phoenix Seating

The additional transport has already become popular through the local area with Group Scout Leader Lee Braggington commenting ‘demand for the new Fiat minibus has been encouraging and attracting a variety of new groups with hopes of using the vehicle for their own activities and adventures. We have high hopes that both our older minibus and this new awarded vehicle will provide a more practical and functional transport environment not only for our Scout members but also those of other local community and youth groups.’


With a range of adaptable seating ranges available, view our seating range or contact us today to discuss your flexibility requirements; 01384 296622 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.