Thursday, 23 September 2010

Freedom Pass safe for now

Stan Davison, chair of the Barnet 55+ Forum, has a column in the Barnet Press this week telling the good news that the Freedom Pass that pensioners rely on for free travel is safe - for now. I can't go into the details, but the scope of the pass had been threatened.

Pensioners and supporters all over London were mobilising on the issue. Members of the 55+ Forum attended the lobby of Barnet council last week, and Stan spoke on the issue.

Pensioner power is considerable, and will need to be mobilised again in the current climate of cuts. But we shouldn't forget that older people need everyone to get behind their issues.

If you want to know more about Barnet 55+ Forum, particularly the inaugural Barnet Older People's Forum at Hendon Town Hall, 11am-4pm, on Thursday 14 October, visit their blog here.

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