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Freedom pass holders in Brent urged to reapply in the New Year

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 December 2014

Cllr Krupesh Hirani

Cllr Krupesh Hirani

Isabelle Plasschaert

Elderly and disabled residents in Brent with Freedom passes near their expiration date are being urged to put renewing them at the top of their New Year to-do list.

Anyone with a pass that expires on March 31 should reapply as soon as possible to ensure a replacement can be delivered before April.

More than 30,000 Brent residents have freedom passes which provide free bus and train travel in the capital, but recent figures from London Councils shows that only ten per cent of residents who need to renew, have already done so.

Cllr Krupesh Hirani, Brent Council’s cabinet member for adults, health and wellbeing, said:

“The Freedom pass does exactly what it says on the tin, providing free travel for elderly and disabled people, giving them more freedom, and helping them to stay as independent as possible, for as long as possible.

“Not every pass issued to Brent residents will expire on 31 March, but I’d encourage everyone to check their pass and if it is one that expires at the end of March, then renew it by the New Year to ensure the new one arrives safely before the old one expires.”

You can renew your pass here freedompass.org/renew.


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