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Liberal Democrats on Kent County Council

Kent CC U-turn as Kent Travel Saver Card Direct Debit Payments for January & February are cancelled

January 9, 2021 9:55 PM

Trudy Dean reports on another surreal moment. Trudy

Just 32 minutes after I asked in a Councillors briefing session on Friday afternoon about cancelling school travel pass payments, and was told Kent CC were not intending to do so, this Press Release appeared. I'm sure it wasn't connected of course, but the world feels difficult to make sense of right now! Anyway, I got the right answer. Eventually.

"Direct Debit payments for the Kent Travel Saver Card and its 16+ equivalent will be cancelled in January and February due to the national lockdown.

Vulnerable children and those of critical workers will still be able to use their pass to travel to school.

A refund for those that have paid upfront will be made once a decision is made by Government on when all children may return to school."

Even by recent standards, that's an amazingly fast U-turn, but very sensible and very welcome!

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You can read the KCC press release in full by clicking here.