MEN over 60, who become eligible for half-price bus travel across Richmondshire next month, are being urged to register with the council.

Passes will be issued at roadshows in five locations from next week.

The concession previously applied to women over 60, men over 65 and anyone on Disability Living Allowance.

Passes will be issued between 10am and 1pm from the Communal Room, St Cuthbert's Green, Barton, on Monday, the Hawes Community Office on Tuesday, Hudson House, in Reeth, next Wednesday, the Community Office in Leyburn next Friday, and Swale House in Richmond on Monday, March 24.

Applicants must produce evidence of entitlement, such as a pension book or birth certificate and a household bill as proof of residence.

Anyone whose pass will expire in April is welcome to attend the sessions to register for a new one.

Applications can also be made by writing to The Financial Unit, Frenchgate House, Frenchgate, Richmond, DL10 7AF or by telephoning (01748) 829100, extension 237