Senior Citizens Excursions
The Town Council has considered the provision of its Senior Citizens’ Excursions due to the health issues associated with the present global outbreak of Coronavirus (Corvid 19).
The Council is particularly concerned due to the age profile of the residents attending the trips and their vulnerability to the virus, as well as the various venues that are to be visited.
Therefore, the Council has taken the decision to cancel the Senior Citizens trips in 2020.
We have not taken this decision lightly but the health and safety of our residents is our paramount concern.
Our Senior Citizens’ Excursions are free of charge to our residents, regardless of your income or savings. We provide you with a choice of venue for the day, a three course meal with tea or coffee in a good quality establishment with disabled facilities.
To be eligible, you do not have to be receiving a pension or have a bus pass, but you MUST be a resident of the Electoral Parish and 60 years old (applies to both men and women) by 1st April in the year of travel.
The application forms are usually available from Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, the Library, Council Offices, Oakleaf Sports and Golf Complexes and this website in April.
When you submit your application form you MUST provide proof of your age and where you live so that we can authenticate your right to travel on our excursions as they are only open to residents of the Electoral Parish of Great Aycliffe. You can post your form, bring it to our offices, or e-mail it to us, but you must include the proof of age and residency with your form. If your proof of residency and age is not with your application form we will not process your application.
If you have a query regarding your entitlement to an excursion, please telephone 01325 300700 and we will check your eligibility.
All coaches provided are 49-53 seater executive coaches with toilet facilities. A coach (to each destination) has a wheelchair hoist for passengers who cannot manage the high steps on the coach. This ensures that even people with severe mobility problems or people who need to travel in their wheelchair can enjoy a day out.
The Excursions are extremely popular and it is inevitable that we may not be able to accommodate everyone on their preferred destination or date. If we cannot provide the date or venue of your choice we will endeavour to provide an acceptable alternative for you.