Following feedback from the public, the council is reviewing free travel for Mobility Card holders on Mondays to Fridays before 9.30am and after 11pm
Since the introduction of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme, Nottingham City Council has offered more than the statutory requirements for residents. This has included additional free travel for Mobility Card holders on Mondays to Fridays before 9.30am and after 11pm. As a result of budget cuts from central government, in September 2018 the Council reluctantly withdrew this additional benefit for Mobility Card holders.
This difficult decision to stop free travel outside the national statutory hours was made due to budget constraints. However, card holders have continued to receive the benefits of the national concessionary scheme, and in the 11 months since the additional concession was withdrawn the measure has actually saved the council approximately £250,000.
Following feedback from the public, the council is reviewing this, and we are running a survey to gather views, and present alternative options. We would like to hear if this change to services has affected you, and to what extent.
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