The Lib Dems in Wokingham Borough are concerned about the plight of hundreds of elderly people living on low incomes who may be marooned at home after the Conservative council withdrew Travel Tokens last year.
Lib Dem councillors have uncovered the fact that hundreds –
Councillor Stephen Conway said “The travel tokens were a lifeline for people who can’t afford to run a car or are no longer able to drive. The Conservatives say pensioners can have bus passes so there is no problem. What are people supposed to do if they don’t live near a bus route?”
“Some of these people are on very low incomes; when travel tokens were available, they received £80-
“We warned the Conservatives what impact their decision would have and now these elderly residents are suffering because the Conservatives did not listen.”