Sedgefield ducks fares concessions
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• Sedgefield rural council, Co Durham. has deferred consideration of a scheme for concessionary fares for pensioners on local buses, About 5000 people in the area would have benefited, and the annual cost was estimated to be £10,000.
The area is served by United Automobile Services Ltd, and the council was informed that no local authority had been able, to date, to agree on such a scheme with the undertaking.
Meanwhile, Felling urban council, which lies inside the Tyneside Passenger Transport Area, has approved in principle a concessionary fares scheme, estimated to cost between £7500 and £10,000 annually.