There are a selection of local incentives to promote travelling by public transport including bus passes. For those of pensionable age or if you have an eligible disability, you will be entitled to a bus pass that allows free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England.
To apply for either of these passes, visit the Essex County Council website.
For those less able to travel by conventional public transport there are some alternative options available in the Saffron Walden area. Uttlesford Community Travel provides a service for those that may find it difficult to travel by regular public transport services, the service can provide travel for medical appointments, day trips and visiting friends and family. To use this service, you need to pre-register by either calling (01371) 875787 or visit; UttlesfordCommunityTravel.org.
You’ll find a variety of options available with Uttlesford Community Transport including Book-a-Ride which offers a door to door service and a group booking service for day trips with up to 15 people. If you need to visit the hospital, there is also a hospital car service and the charge is 45p per mile.
To register, please complete the application form which can be found here.
If you have school-aged children and would like more information on bus travel to and from school; visit the Essex.gov.uk website.