Changes to weekday travel . . .
If you or someone you know uses a concessionary bus pass, there are some important changes to weekday travel that will come into effect from Monday 1 April.
From that date holders of a disabled person’s bus pass or a disabled companion pass will no longer be able to travel for free before 9.30am or after 11pm on weekdays, and will need to pay a fare. However bus travel will still be free between 9.30am and 11pm on weekdays and any time at the weekend and on public holidays.
Bus operators might be able to offer travel at a reduced fare for disabled and disabled companion pass holders. More information will be available closer to the time on buses and on the Surrey County Council website www.surreycc.gov.uk/busoperators
MAYOR OF GUILDFORD’S VOLUNTEER FAIR
The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Mike Parsons, wishes to gauge interest in a Volunteers Fair to be held on Thursday 4 April 2019 from 11.00am – 3.00pm.
The fair will be held in Guildford High Street with a similar format to the Farmers’ Market. The fair would allow local voluntary and charity groups to showcase their work and recruit potential volunteers. Due to licensing regulations, charities would not be able to collect donations on the day.
46 percent of those surveyed stated that the most common reason for getting involved in volunteering is to help others, with 31 percent stating that they volunteered because a cause was important to them. The fair would present a fantastic opportunity for our residents to find something they are passionate about and to see how they can help others, meet new people, make a difference in someone else’s life and get involved in their local community.
There will be a nominal charge for taking part.
If your organisation would be interested, please let Philippa Coldham know by e-mail at Philippa.Coldham@guildford.gov.uk