Freedom Pass holders urged to sign up for renewal
Nearly 28,000 older person’s Freedom Pass holders in Lewisham whose pass will expire on 31 March next year are being urged to renew their passes to allow them to continue to use public transport for free across London.
Renew your Freedom Pass online now
Reminder letters are being sent out in stages during November and December to all Freedom Pass holders who are due to renew with a unique renewal number and instructions on how to renew. To save time and reduce costs, pass holders are being encouraged to renew online, which is a straightforward process and is quick and easy to use.
Pass holders who do not have internet access, can go to a council-run library and renew their pass. They will need to take with them their renewal letter and their current pass.
Across London, the Freedom Pass allows 1.3million older people to use public transport for free, as well as local buses throughout England. The scheme is run by London Councils and is funded by Lewisham Council, the other 32 London local authorities and the Mayor of London.
Cabinet Member for Resources, Councillor Kevin Bonavia, said, “We want our older residents with the Freedom Pass to be able to renew their passes in as easy a way as possible. Renewing online is by far the quickest way and takes just a few minutes, but for anyone who isn’t confident in using the internet we’d recommend they come into a council-run library and renew there. Alternatively, residents can also complete and post their renewal form if they prefer.’’
For more information on the renewal process, including which libraries you can renew at, click here.
For any other queries contact the London Councils hotline on 0300 330 1433 between 8am and 8pm on any day of the week.