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Bennetts Coach Hire News

Park & Ride Service 511 02.03.18

March 2nd, 2018

We would like to inform our customers that due to worsening weather conditions, the last P&R service from Arle Court to Promenade will be at 16:30 and the last P&R service from Promenade to Arle Court will be 17:00

Bennetts Coaches would like to apologise for any inconvenience this will cause, but we feel it is simply not safe to continue operating this service.

Snow update 15:15

March 1st, 2018


The Crypt School will be closed on Friday 2 March 2018. 

At present, Ribston Hall High School is open tomorrow and school buses will operate as normal for Ribston only, although this may change overnight.

Please check the Gloucestershire County Council’s Emergency School Closure List before setting off in the morning.



We have just received notification that Pate’s Grammar School have decided to remain closed on Friday 2 March 2018

We will, therefore, not be operating our PA 1 service tomorrow.  This, unfortunately, means we will not be able to transport the STRS boys that use the PA 1 service to school tomorrow, even if STRS chooses to remain open. 



Following discussion with schools this morning regarding the adverse weather conditions, I am writing to confirm that Bennetts Coaches will be collecting students early today (1 March) as follows:

Pate’s Grammar School:  12.30 pm

The Crypt School:  1.00 pm

Ribston Hall High School:  1.15 pm

At this moment in time, The High School for Girls and Sir Thomas Rich’s School remain open.  Should this change, we will update our website and Facebook accordingly.  Emails will also be sent to parents.

The safety of your children and our driver is of paramount importance to us and I hope, therefore, you support the decision we have taken in conjunction with the schools to transport students home earlier than their normal time given the weather predictions for today.

For the latest **Snow Updates** please keep checking our Facebook and Website


Coach Drivers – Full Time

February 5th, 2018

Due to continued expansion of our business, Bennetts Coaches is now looking to recruit for the following positions –

National Express – Full Time – £11.48 per hour, plus bonuses

We’re looking for smart, professional drivers with outstanding customer service skills and a real sense of responsibility.  The ability to work shifts (including weekends and Bank Holidays) and a good level of fitness are both vital, as is possession of a valid PSV driving licence, driver card (tachograph) and driver CPC qualification.

You will be driving a state-of-the-art coach and your customers to their destination in safety, on time and in comfort.  We’ll look to you to provide exceptional customer service and information at all times, sell tickets, handle money, and help passengers to load and unload luggage. Naturally, safety is paramount and you’ll operate within legal requirements such as tachographs, VDFs and drivers’ hours regulations.

You’ll also be there to ensure all vehicle defects and any incidents are reported in line with company procedures.

We offer excellent rates of pay, a company pension and a performance related bonus scheme.

Full Time PSV Drivers – Full Time – £10.48 per hour, plus bonuses

We are currently looking for a professional, experienced, friendly coach drivers to join our existing team, covering all aspects of coach driving, to include private hire and contract work.  Applicants must hold a valid PSV driving licence and an up to date Driver CPC qualification, be reliable and have a flexible approach.

40 hours minimum per week.

We offer excellent rates of pay, a company pension and a performance related bonus scheme.

PSV Drivers – Part Time – £10.48 per hour

Applicants must hold a valid PSV driving licence and an up to date Driver CPC qualification, be reliable and have a flexible approach.  This position will include morning and afternoon school runs during term time, but may on occasions, also include other contract or private hire work.

20 hours minimum per week during term time.

We offer excellent rates of pay and a company pension scheme.


For further information, please contact the Operations Manager at Bennetts Coaches on 01452 527809, or send your CV by email to

PSV Mechanic – Full Time

February 5th, 2018

Due to continued expansion, we are now seeking an additional PSV Mechanic to join our award winning team at Bennetts Coaches.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the routine inspection and maintenance of our vehicles in accordance with established company procedures and will be required to undertake duties such as:

  • Diagnostics
  • Running repairs
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • MOT preparation
  • Vehicle Servicing

The majority of vehicles in our fleet of modern buses and coaches are Mercedes, but we also operate a number of Volvo vehicles.

Mechanical experience of these vehicle types would be advantageous, as would a PSV driving licence.

If you are interested in joining a long-established family company and can offer flexibility and reliability, we are very keen to hear from you.

With an hourly rate of £13.00 per hour, a quarterly bonus scheme and a company pension, we are offering a very competitive package for the successful candidate.

For further information, please call Gavin Bennett on 01452 527809 or click on the link below to download our application form.

Bennetts Coaches Application Form 2017

Old style £1 coins

October 16th, 2017

Dear customers, please be advised that Bennetts Coaches will no longer be able to accept the old style £1 coin on our services from Monday 16th October 2017.

The old round £1 coins are no longer legal tender, and whilst some retailers may choose to still accept the old style coin for a short period, the only places guaranteed to still accept it are banks and post offices.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership

October 5th, 2017

Bennetts Coaches are delighted to be working in partnership with The Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership again this year and is committed to making every journey as safe as possible. Bennetts Coaches are providing the transport for over 6,000 young adults to attend a GRSP county wide road safety theatre production called ‘What if…?’ being shown across five venues in Gloucestershire between September and November 2017. What if…? is a theatre based roadshow aimed at students aged 16-17 and is designed to prevent harm and fatalities to young road users. For more information please visit:

16 Seater Mercedes Executive Minibus Now Available For Hire

August 25th, 2016

We are pleased to announce the latest addition to our modern fleet of luxury vehicles. Our 16 seater Mercedes executive minibus is available to hire now at very competitive rates. For a free no obligation quotation, please call our friendly admin team on 01452 527809 or email