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The Council has announced details of 32 public events throughout November 2019, where residents can ‘drop in’ to popular community locations and receive help in renewing their Concessionary Bus Passes. 

Transport for Wales is working with Welsh Government and Councils throughout Wales to roll out a new-style Concessionary Travel Card by December 31, 2019. This periodic process, which started in September 2019, will replace 750,000 passes – most of which are now 10 years old. Residents are reassured that their existing green bus passes will work up until the December 31 deadline.

The quickest and easiest way for residents to renew their pass is to complete an application on Transport for Wales’ website - www.tfw.gov.uk/travelcards. Transport for Wales’ has advised it will take at least a month for new cards to arrive once the application is successfully completed, due to high demand.

The Council is providing targeted help for residents who may need assistance with completing their application, or accessing online services.

Every Council library in Rhondda Cynon Taf is offering dedicated online access sessions each Tuesday and Friday, while all One4aLL Centres have limited pre-booked sessions available for help with completing applications.

The Council previously announced it would be organising a programme of ‘drop-in’ events across the County Borough, where Officers will be on hand to help residents complete their applications. These will take place from Monday, November 4 – and the full list of 32 events is included below.

In order to complete their applications at any of the events, residents must bring with them their:

  • Existing bus pass number.
  • Home postcode.
  • National Insurance number.
  • Date of birth.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways and Transportation, said: “I’m pleased that the Council has been able to organise these 32 events across Rhondda Cynon Taf, to help residents through each step of the application. This is in addition to the help already being given each Tuesday and Friday in our libraries, along with our One4aLL Centres by appointment.

“Since Transport for Wales’ application portal opened, more than 25,000 applications have been completed from residents in Rhondda Cynon Taf, which is favourable in comparison to other Local Authority areas.

“Renewing your bus pass is a simple process through Transport for Wales’ website, however, we are aware that some residents may not be able to complete their application – which is why we are offering this additional help in accessible community landmarks right across the County Borough.

“I’d like to reassure residents that their existing Council-issued bus passes will continue to work up until December 31, so there is plenty of time to complete this process and for the new cards to arrive.”

The following events have been organised by the Council:

Date

Time

Location

Monday, November 4

9.30am-12.30pm

Porth Morrisons

Monday, November 4

1.30pm-4.30pm

Hawthorn Leisure Centre

Tuesday, November 5

9.30am-11.30am

Garth Olwg Lifelong Learning Centre

Tuesday, November 5

1.30pm-4.30pm

Aberdare Town Centre

Wednesday, November 6

9.30am-11.30am

Canolfan Pentre

Wednesday, November 6

1.30pm-4.30pm

Llantrisant Leisure Centre and Library

Thursday, November 7

10am-midday

Treorchy Library

Thursday, November 7

2pm-4pm

Cwmaman Welfare Hall

Thursday, November 7

2pm-4pm

Penrhiwceiber Old Age Centre

Friday, November 8

10am-12.30pm

Canolfan Pennar, Mountain Ash

Friday, November 8

2pm-4pm

Y Hwb, Ferndale

Monday, November 11

9am-11am

Tonypandy ASDA

Monday, November 11

1pm-4pm

Llantwit Fardre Leisure Centre

Tuesday, November 12

10am-12.30pm

Abercynon Library

Tuesday, November 12

2pm-4pm

Rhydyfelin Library

Tuesday, November 12

2pm-4pm

St Mary and St James Church, Taff’s Well

Wednesday, November 13

9.30am-12.30pm

Aberdare Tesco

Wednesday, November 13

2pm-4pm

Hirwaun Library

Thursday, November 14

9.30am-11.30am

Cynon Linc, Aberdare

Thursday, November 14

1.30pm-4.30pm

Porth Morrisons

Friday, November 15

9.30am-12.30pm

Tonyrefail Leisure Centre

Friday, November 15

1.30pm-4.30pm

Pontypridd Town Centre

Monday, November 18

9.30am-12.30pm

Aberdare Asda

Monday, November 18

1.30pm-4.30pm

Canolfan Pennar, Mountain Ash

Tuesday, November 19

10am-midday

Porth Plaza

Wednesday, November 20

10-midday

Tylorstown Llanfair Church (Penrhys)

Wednesday, November 20

10-midday

Pontygwaith Community Centre

Wednesday, November 20

2pm-4pm

Welcome to our Woods, The Old Library (Treherbert)

Thursday, November 21

9.30am-midday

Pontypridd Sainsbury’s

Thursday, November 21

1pm-5pm

Pontypridd Library

Friday, November 22

9am-midday

Tonypandy Library

Friday, November 22

1pm-3pm

Llanharan Drop-in Centre

 

Posted on Tuesday 22nd October 2019

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