Volunteer with Cuckmere community bus

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Cuckmere Community Bus is offering people the opportunity to volunteer on its buses and will be visiting Hailsham Farmers’ Market on Saturday (August 9) where people can try driving one of its vehicles.

All of the people in the organisation, including drivers, are volunteers.

Cuckmere Buses operate scheduled bus services for many communities in and around the Cuckmere Valley and beyond, linking communities with no other public transport to the towns of Hailsham, Eastbourne, Seaford, Heathfield, Pevensey and Lewes and they also operate town services in Hailsham and Seaford.

Managing Director Philip Ayers said: “As a very busy voluntary organisation we are always looking for more drivers to operate our services which run 363 days a year. We have teamed up with Hailsham Farmers’ Market, who have kindly given us permission to use the large area at the back of the market so that people can see what it is like to drive one of our buses. We also have volunteers on hand to discuss the opportunities on offer and to show you what we do. Not only can you shop at the Farmers’ Market, you can talk to us as well.

“If you want to try driving one of our buses, please come along to the Farmers’ Market in Market Street, Hailsham, between 9am and 12pm.

“You do not need a PCV licence but you must have a category D1 licence, which was issued automatically to most people before 1997. Please note that we must see your valid licence before you can drive one of our buses at this event, so please bring it with you.”