Had a very interesting email from a resident of Winlaton Mill. His daughter, a student travelling to Newcastle College got a leaflet from Nexus stating that the Teen Travel card is being got rid of and replaced by a 16-19 ticket. It says that this is "a saving of 25% on our standard ticket". That may be true but it represents an increase of 25% on the cost of a 4 weekly ticket when compared to a Teen Travel Ticket. This means an extra £10 a month for a teenager to travel to college, a lot of money and I am concerned this will put people off getting an education.
Our excellent local councillor Brenda Osborne is on the case so watch out Nexus! It's really important that local residents let us know about these things.