Renew your Freedom Pass
Published: Friday 28th November 14
Older people are being urged to renew their Freedom Passes with London Councils.
Renew your pass with London Councils, not Wandsworth Council
People across Wandsworth whose Freedom Passes expire on March 31 next year have begun to receive a letter from London Councils explaining how to renew them.
There are 26,035 people in Wandsworth with a Freedom Pass. Of these, less than ten per cent have been renewed so far.
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 completed form enclosed with their letter by post to London Councils.
Please note, Freedom Passes for Older Persons are renewed by London Councils only. They cannot be renewed by the council, or at the Post Office. Anyone calling the council or visiting the town hall will be directed back to the online method.
Anyone whose older person’s pass expires on March 31 next year is entitled to a new one, provided they still live in London. Wait for your letter to arrive and then follow the instructions.
New passes can be used as soon as they arrive, there’s no need to wait for the old ones to expire. You should destroy the old pass when your new one arrives.
Only older people’s freedom passes are renewed in this way by London Councils. Disabled people’s passes are still renewed by the council.
For more information, visit www.freedompass.org.