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Launch of CitizenCard CymruWales bi-lingual card in Anglesey

06 January 2012

CitizenCard, the UK's leading photo-ID proof of age card scheme, in partnership with Anglesey County Council today officially launched its first bi-lingual CitizenCard CymruWales PASS Card at Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern. The CitizenCard initiative will provide school pupils under 18 with new ID cards so that they can prove their age.

Anglesey's Chief Trading Standards Officer, David Riley, explained:

The cards will be provided free of charge to under 18s in full time secondary education. They usually cost £15 each. They are Government-approved PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) accredited Proof of Age card.

He added:

The new cards will allow young people to prove their age as well as benefit from various discounts, for example, reduced rate travel on public transport or "child" rate at the cinema. In addition, the cards will provide proof of age for age restricted products such as films/games designated as 12 / 15, without the need for young people to carry their passport.

Launch activity has involved close working with Anglesey Council to promote the Student Partnership Programme where local students are issued free cards starting with Year 13 students to coincide with their 'Young Consumer of the Year' competition.

It is hoped that local authorities across Wales will consider issuing their own branded CitizenCard CymruWales Cards.

CitizenCard are exhibiting at the forthcoming Trading Standards Wales conference in Cardiff on Monday 12 March 2012. Prior to March, if you would like to discuss how CitizenCard CymruWales Cards can be issued free of charge to students or how your Council can earn 'Ambassador' revenue please contact Nigel Catlow This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.