The National Bus Pass, known in Derbyshire as the Gold Card, is available to over-60s and people with certain disabilities, and enables eligible people to travel free, off-peak on local buses anywhere in England, get discounts at around 1,000 shops and other local businesses and to borrow at all Derbyshire and Derby city libraries.
Gold Card holders can also use community transport dial-a-bus services. You will be charged a £1 flat-rate single fare (£2 return). It doesn't matter how far you travel on a dial-a-bus, the fare is the same.
Subsidised Transport is available for Community Groups Based in Erewash. Since 1996 Erewash Community Transport and Erewash Borough Council have operated a subsidised travel scheme which affords local community groups the opportunity to receive a subsidy (discount), off their monthly transport costs.
The grant is distributed between eligible user groups; each receiving 25% discount offset against total monthly invoice cost. If you can answer yes to the questions below, you could be eligible to receive this discount off monthly transport costs:
- Are you a member of a local community group based in the Erewash Borough?
- Is your group totally self reliant?
- Does your group hold regular meetings?
- Would you like low cost, accessible transport for your group meetings or for social outings?
If you would like to arrange transport for your group, or you already use Community Transport and think your group may be eligible to receive Erewash Borough Council subsidy, please contact: Jackie Hrynczyszyn at Erewash Community Transport. Call 0115 9309134, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Partnership Development Officer at Erewash Borough Council 0115 9072244.
Derbyshire County Council's website contains details of various schemes: