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Youngsters encouraged to take up bus pass in final week of holidays

Posted on Friday 27th August 2010 at 8:24 am by SH (Editor)

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The architect of a youth bus pass scheme is encouraging local youngsters to take advantage of the scheme before the school holidays end.

Cllr Sheila Cook, Conservative Cabinet Member for Children and Young People on South Gloucestershire Council, is appealing to local youngsters to take advantage of cheaper bus fares that are available to them, thanks to the council.

The district’s youth concessionary travel scheme entitles 14-18-year-olds in full time education to half adult bus fares on evening, weekend and school holiday journeys.

The scheme was the brainchild of Cllr Cook who first proposed a council motion on the subject back in 2006. She said:

“One of the biggest issues young people raise locally is transport, particularly its cost and how that discourages greater use of public transport, and so we have been determined to do something about it.

We are proud to be one of the few councils in the country to have introduced this sort of travel concession for local youngsters and we very much want them to take it up.

With just one week left of the summer holidays, it’s an ideal time to get hold of a pass, which will help access the huge range of activities available across the local area.

We have a special website for South Gloucestershire youngsters called ‘Youth Unlimited’ and all the information they need is on there.”

Source: Conservative Group on South Gloucestershire Council

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New youth bus pass scheme launches

Posted on Tuesday 6th April 2010 at 8:50 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire’s new youth concessions bus pass – ‘Youth Unltd’ – has been officially launched.

South Gloucestershire Council has been working with the Youth Parliament and local schools to promote the new pass giving students discounted bus travel.

This is a flagship scheme to give greater freedom to young people in the district and South Gloucestershire Council has invested £1.2million in it.

The pass provides half adult fare for any single or return journey ticket purchased for travel into or out of South Gloucestershire. It is for those aged 14-18 years old, in full-time education or training and living in South Gloucestershire.

The bus pass can be used all day during local school holidays, on weekends and bank holidays, and after 6pm on weekdays.

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Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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Youth concessionary fares trial starts

Posted on Saturday 6th February 2010 at 9:01 pm by SH (Editor)

Marlwood School - Youth Concessionary FaresA youth concessionary fares trial gets underway in South Gloucestershire as the first passes are handed out to pupils at Marlwood School.

South Gloucestershire Council is running the trial of a new youth concessions scheme giving discounted bus travel to those in full-time education or training who are between 14-18 years old, offering half adult fare on all evening, weekend and school holiday journeys.

Marlwood School is the first to trial the scheme and the council is continuing to work with other schools in the district until the full scheme, called ‘Youth Unltd’, launches in April/May.

The council has allocated £1.2 million towards the scheme which was designed following extensive consultation and in response to requests for reduced fares from young people within South Gloucestershire. A typical bus journey will now cost £1 to £2 using the new card.

Cllr John Calway, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, who helped hand out the first batch of passes, said: “I am proud that South Gloucestershire is one of just a handful of councils in the country who have actively addressed the issue of the affordability of public transport for young peoplebetween 14 and 18 years old.

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Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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