Canterbury District Green Party

Friday, 22 November 2013

Kent County Council: Freedom Pass report to be discussed on 13th December 2013.

Lynne Miller, who organised the Freedom Pass petition has received a letter in response to it from David Brazier, the Cabinet Member for Transport & Environment at KCC.

“Dear Ms Falcon & Ms Miller,

I refer to the Freedom Pass petition which was considered by County Council in July 2013 . .

Since considering this petition, the County Council has considered a number of options relating to concessionary travel for scholars who are not entitled to free home to school transport.  I am pleased to inform you that we have given careful consideration to the matter of travel concessions for students aged 16-18 within the context of our heavily constrained budgets.  We will be asking Members of the Environment, Highways and Waste Cabinet Committee to consider a report on this matter on 13 December.  The report is published at least 5 clear working days before the Committee meets, i.e. by 5 December and can be viewed on our website:

You are welcome to attend this meeting and if you would like to do so, please let me know so I can provide you with directions. Alternatively, the meeting will be webcast and you can view proceedings on the website:

If you would like a hard copy of the report, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I will contact you again shortly after the meeting to let you know the outcome.

Yours sincerely

David Brazier
County Member, Sevenoaks North-East
Cabinet Member for Transport & Environment
Kent County Council