Newham

Don't miss out on renewing your freedom pass

20 October 2014 in Older people
Letters will soon be delivered to all Freedom Pass holders in Newham telling them how to renew their passes.
There are almost 35,000 Older Persons’ Freedom Pass Holders in the borough, with a large number of residents whose passes will expire on March 31 next year.

A letter with a unique renewal number and instructions on how to renew their pass will be sent out shortly.

The Freedom Pass allows older adults to travel on public transport for free across the capital – as well as on local bus services throughout England at certain times – and is Europe’s most comprehensive free travel scheme.

Pass holders are being encouraged to renew online, which is a straightforward process and only takes a few minutes.

Anyone who is unable to renew online can return the form enclosed with their letter by post. Please note Freedom Passes cannot be renewed at the Post Office.

Councillor Clive Furness, mayoral adviser for adults and health said: “Anyone whose older person’s pass expires on March 31 next year is entitled to a new one, provided they still live in London. Renewing it is really easy and can be done at any of the council’s libraries or service centres. New passes can be used as soon as they arrive, there’s no need to wait for the old ones to expire.”

For more information, visit www.freedompass.org.