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Trip Forms Now Available

April 19, 2017

Application forms for the Senior Citizens’ Excursions will be available from the Library and Recreation Centre in Beveridge Way, the Oakleaf Sports Complex and Great Aycliffe Town Council Offices, School Aycliffe Lane from 9 am on Thursday 20th April.  The forms will also be available from Here.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 3rd May 2017.

To be eligible, you do not have to be drawing your pension or have a bus pass, but you do have to be a resident of the electoral parish and 60 years old with a date of birth on or before 31st March 1957 (applies to both men and women).  If you are in any doubt, please telephone 01325 300700 and we will check your eligibility.

This year, the destinations are Northumberland, Scarborough, Edinburgh, Blackpool, Lake District, South Shields and Barnard Castle (with a guided tour of Bowes Museum).  Please note that places are limited and given out on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

A three course meal and tea or coffee (afternoon tea at Bowes Museum) is provided in a good quality establishments usually with disabled facilities. Most of the excursions also call in for a comfort stop with refreshments provided on the way to or from the main destination.

The coaches provided are 49-53 seater executive coaches with toilet facilities.  There is also a 53 seater executive coach with a wheelchair hoist to each destination. This ensures that even people with severe mobility problems can enjoy a day out.  The hoist can be used for loading wheelchairs for those residents who need to travel in their wheelchair, or for use by people who cannot manage the steps on the coach.

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  1. Looks like it’s for people who aren’t working or drawing
    a pension ie trips are during the week !!!!!

    By I haines on April 20, 2017 at 11:34 am
  2. The trips were originally for people who had indeed retired or were at state retirement age. When the retirement age was increased to 66 the Council took the decision not to raise the age limit in line with the state retirement age. Inevitably this may cause working people to use a day’s holiday if they want to go on a trip. Unfortunately we cannot please everyone.

    By Marie Robinson on April 20, 2017 at 10:31 pm