Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Thousands of Over 60s bus passes set to expire at same time!

As thousands of concessionary bus passes approach their expiration date,
 Northamptonshire County Council is asking passengers to plan ahead to avoid
 any delay on re-issues.
Following the introduction of the over 60s national concessionary bus pass scheme
 back in 2008, it is now expected that around 50,000 passes will be due to expire
 on the same date - 31st March 2013.
To help manage the renewal process, the county council is putting in place a monthly
 schedule for anyone whose concessionary bus pass will expire at the end of March
 next year.  People should visit a library to renew their pass during the month 
allocated to their surname:
  • November – surnames starting with A to E
  • December – surnames starting with F to J
  • January – surnames starting with K to O
  • February – surnames starting with P to T
  • March – surnames starting with U to Z

Cabinet member for customer and community services, Councillor Heather Smith said:
 “Instead, we have introduced a monthly schedule for passengers to visit their local library and renew their bus pass ahead of the expiration date.

“By taking this phased approach, we can help avoid any delays or disappointment for customers and make sure the renewal process runs as smoothly as possible.”

For more information about renewing their concessionary bus passes people can