COTSWOLD District Council aims to continue to provide travel tokens for disabled pensioners after Gloucestershire County Council takes charge of the concessionary fares scheme for over 60s next April CDC cabinet lead for revenues and benefits Barry Dare said: “The county has made it clear that they will not be able to afford any enhanced service, including the issuing of travel tokens in lieu of bus passes.

“We believe we can continue this service and we will be pressing for its retention when we agree our budget in February.”

Typically, a set amount of tokens are issued in lieu of bus passes and allow holders to use buses, trains, taxis and community transport in the local area.

Councillor Dare urged over-60s in the district to attend one of the two drop-in sessions that are being organised by county and district travel officers to clarify the changeover in arrangements, including the one taking place at CDC Moreton Area Centre in Moreton High Street from 2.30pm to 6.30pm today and at CDC’s Trinity Road headquarters in Cirencester on Monday, December 6, from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.