In the group we look at a wide range of transport issues as they affect older people. We continually look at issues such as the cost of concessionary travel, the quality of bus services and travel safety.
We work closely with Nexus, the City Council, the Universities and with the local bus operators such as Stagecoach.
In addition, we are consulted on transport initiatives, both National and Regional. We also nominate representatives to the Tyne and Wear Older Peoples' Transport Forum.
We meet bi-monthly and any member of the Elders Council is welcome to join the Group.
To find out more email [email protected] call 235 9905.
Some of you are getting our new fortnightly ebulletin, the EC Fortnightly. As its title implies, it comes out every two weeks in order to update members on what’s happening in the period between newsletters.
Only 494 members have so far subscribed to this service. If you have email, would you like to add your name to the subscription list? We think that you might find it a useful service to keep you up to date. If you want to receive EC Fortnightly, please ring the office on 0191 208 2701 or email her at [email protected]
Of course, EC Fortnightly requires a bit of work to put together. Would you be willing to join a small team of members to take responsibility for doing this? If you’re interested, please ring Steve on 0191 273 4727; leave a voice message if he’s not in. We would, of course, give you training in the technical aspects of putting the bulletin together.