Great Cornard & Sudbury is provided with many ways to explore the local area and surrounding countryside.
For those who choose not to walk or cycle, utilising local public transport is a great alternative, we have provided links below to help you reduce the cost of public transport, including up to a 30% discount on rail travel (terms and conditions apply).
✔ For £30* per year (£20 for a Disabled person railcard) National Rail offers a variety of railcards, giving discounts for train travel, including:
✔ 16-25 railcard – for those aged 16-25, or mature students (26+) and in full-time education
✔ Two together railcard – for two named people travelling together
✔ Family & friends railcard – for those travelling with children aged 5-15 (up to 4 adults and 4 children can travel on one card)
✔ Senior railcard – for those aged 60 and over
✔ Network railcard – for those travelling in the South East and aged 16 or over
✔ Disabled persons railcard – for those who have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult could qualify for a Disabled person railcard, giving the user 1/3 off rail fares across Britain for them and a friend For further information, and to order online, go to www.railcard.co.uk
There are a selection of local incentives to promote travelling by bus, including:
✔ National free bus pass – for those aged 60 or over (or eligible disabled) you’re entitled to a bus pass that allows free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England.
Apply either online at www.suffolkonboard.com/concessionary-travel or via Babergh District Council.
✔ Endeavour youth card – pick up a cashless Endeavour card if you aged between 16-19, and you can get at least 25% off full price adult fare on participating bus services in Suffolk.
✔ Endeavour Park & Ride Smartcard – an adult Endeavour card is available for those using the Park & Ride schemes in Suffolk
Endeavour cards are available to purchase online from endeavour.suffolkonboard.com, or via post.
Concessionary Voucher Scheme
If you are unable to travel by conventional public transport (i.e. due to location or severe mobility impairment) you could be eligible to receive travel vouchers to assist with the cost of community transport services.
Contact your local council, Babergh District Council, for details on how to obtain these vouchers or head over to www.suffolkonboard.com/concessionary-travel. Babergh District Council Corks Lane, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 6SJ
Public Transport Alternatives
For Weavers Meadow residents that are unable to travel by conventional public transport, the following services are available for journeys in and around the local area:
✔ Dial-a-ride is a local door-to-door transport service using easy access minibuses. Call 01787 242116 for more information.
✔ GoStart Community Trust offers subsidised travel for pensioners, school children, community groups and those with disabilities. Call 01787 242116 or go online to www.gostart.org.uk for more information.
✔ CT Online is a community transport search facility that lets you search for your local community-run transport service anywhere in the UK. www.ctonline.org.uk
Or you can contact your Travel Coordinator who can assist you with obtaining the relevant information.