Senior railcard subsidies

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SENIOR residents in Hailsham have been reminded by the town authority that they are eligible to claim a subsidy against their senior railcard.

Hailsham Town Council has part-refunded around 2,500 senior railcards since the launch of the scheme in 2002 and is the only council in the south-east to offer this welcome benefit to residents.

Only people of retirement age and living within the Hailsham Parish are eligible to claim a subsidy from the town council on their senior railcard, which can be used on most train operators in the UK allowing card holders a third off train fares, off-peak.

Town Cllr Chriss Triandafyllou encouraged senior citizens to take advantage of the scheme, adding: “The council is proud to support senior citizens who face difficult times at the moment due to low interest rates on their savings by continuing to offer our senior railcard subsidy scheme.