Speedy response

SIR, — Approaching my 60th birthday I looked up the St Albans website to find out the procedure for applying for my over-60 bus permit. I read that I would have to apply in person at St Albans or Harpenden with various documents and a colour passport pho

SIR, - Approaching my 60th birthday I looked up the St Albans website to find out the procedure for applying for my over-60 bus permit.

I read that I would have to apply in person at St Albans or Harpenden with various documents and a "colour passport photograph". It also stated that it would take two to three weeks to process the application and send out the new permit.

I duly presented myself at Harpenden to be told that the process might take three to four weeks. Are the council always such pessimists?

I was pleasantly surprised to receive the permit eight days later. Well done.


You may also want to watch:


A minor quibble - in digitally reducing the size of my photo to fit the allotted space on the card, the operator did not retain the proportions. I appear to have been squashed from above! I only hope the local bus drivers give me the benefit of the doubt when comparing the permit photo to reality.

D.A. REYNOLDS

Most Read

Cumberland Drive, Redbourn.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter