Villager Minibus (Sharnbrook) Ltd

is a non-profit making organisation registered under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. We are run and operated by volunteers and provide transport facilities to town and village communities throughout North-Bedfordshire via a scheduled timetable*.

We own and operate one bus which is designed for easy access. Anyone can use the Villager and bus passes are accepted on all routes.

Please Note: We do not operate on bank or public holidays.

Our bus is also available for community private hire, provided that hirers conform to the requirements of the law and that the purpose of the hire is appropriate. Enquiry Line 01234 781920 or e-mail:

*(most operate monthly except for Olney which runs every Thursday and the Sainsbury’s routes which operate twice per month)

Timetables can be viewed by clicking on this link Villager Minibus Sharnbrook Timetable

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Typically, drivers commit to two half days per month (mostly mornings), and schedules are agreed approximately three months in advance. Driving for the Villager can be fun, and it’s also very worthwhile. Most of our passengers are quite elderly and really appreciate that the Villager helps them to remain independent by enabling them to get to local supermarkets, and to visit friends, etc.

Drivers often report that passengers have thanked them for their help, and many drivers gain a real sense of satisfaction from driving the bus.
Driving for the Villager is also a good opportunity to meet other early retired people within the local area.

Driver Profile

We have both men and women drivers, typically early retired, and interested to put something back into their local community. Of course, you need to be a safe and steady driver, but it is also important that you really do like people, and can be a flexible team player.

  • New drivers to have D1 Category on their licence (which is normally the case).

How to Apply

If you are interested to learn more about becoming one of our volunteer drivers, please contact Andrew Gell on 01234 708191 for an informal chat, without any obligation.