Bus pass scheme should go further, councillor says

PUBLISHED: 12:57 22 September 2006 | UPDATED: 22:15 28 May 2010

MANY Fenland pensioners are still not getting a good enough deal from concessionary bus passes, the district council was told. Labour leader, Councillor Steve Cawthorne, told fellow members of Fenland District Council that he welcomed the introduction of

MANY Fenland pensioners are still not getting a good enough deal from concessionary bus passes, the district council was told.

Labour leader, Councillor Steve Cawthorne, told fellow members of Fenland District Council that he welcomed the introduction of a county wide scheme, but it did not go far enough.

He said the restrictive policies which stopped people going across the county borders meant many people still faced having to pay to get to the seaside or other places outside Cambridgeshire.

Portfolio holder Councillor Mac Cotterell replied that Fenland had led the way in persuading other district councils to come together to secure a deal for the whole of the county.

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