Travel token cuts will hit the elderly and disabled

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TRAVEL tokens that enable disabled and elderly people to do their shopping and get to important appointments are set to be scrapped in March.

At present 271 people in the Daventry district get free tokens under the national concessionary fares scheme, allowing them to get taxis around the district to the value of £30 per year.

But on April 1 the power to administer the scheme will shift from Daventry District Council (DDC) to Northamptonshire County Council (NCC). And NCC has confirmed due to Government funding cuts no more tokens will be handed out after March 31 this year.

For more on this and the rest of the local news, see the Daventry Express.