Since the introduction of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme, Nottingham City Council has offered more than the statutory requirements for residents. This has included additional free travel for Mobility Card holders before 9.30am and after 11pm. As a result of budget cuts from central government, in September 2018 the Council reluctantly withdrew this additional benefit for Mobility Card holders.
This difficult decision to stop free travel outside the national statutory hours was made due to budget constraints. However, cardholders have continued to receive the benefits of the national concessionary scheme, and in the 11 months since the additional concession was withdrawn the measure has actually saved the council approximately £250,000.
Following feedback from the public, the council is reviewing this, and we are running a survey until 15 November to gather views, and present alternative options.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 876 2701.
This survey has now closed
Thank you to everyone who submitted a response, we are currently reviewing these and will publish a summary as soon as possible.