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Eligible residents urged to apply for or renew their free bus pass before Christmas

12:08 pm, Thursday, 25th November 2021 - 6 days ago

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Residents are being urged to make sure their bus pass is up to date ahead of the festive period.

The two Age UK sites at Grimsby and Cleethorpes will be closed between 2.30pm on Christmas Eve and 3 January 2022, but people can still apply online over the festive break.

“It would be a case of Good King Senseless to turn up at the Age UK offices expecting a bus pass between Christmas and New Year,” says Helen Goodman of Age UK.

“You don’t have to travel afar like the three kings for your free bus passes – there’s an online portal where it’s fast, free and simple to apply.”

Anyone needing to renew a bus pass that runs out on or before 3 January 2022 can get a new pass from 1 December onwards.

Immingham Civic Centre will be closed from Friday 24 December and will re-open on Wednesday 5 January. Staff will be taking calls on 29, 30 and 31 January on (01469) 727272.

How to get a bus pass

  • If you live in North East Lincolnshire and you’ve reached an eligible age, you’re entitled to free travel on bus services from Monday to Friday (9.30am-11pm) and all day on weekends and bank holidays.

Age UK can be found at the following sites:

Age UK Cleethorpes – Wardall Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8HA

Tel 01472 691 475

Age UK Grimsby – 27 Osborne Street, Grimsby, DN31 1EY

Open between 10am till 4pm, Monday-Friday

Telephone (01472) 344 976

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