SWINDONCARD FEATURE: On its introduction, the SwindonCard replaced the Booking Card, GoldCard, Student Card and Staff Card.

The GoldCard was very similar in principle to the SwindonCard but was only offered to those people on fixed incomes such as pensioners and people on different benefits.

The card was often valid for up to 10 years for pensioners and a shorter time for those on benefit.

It was also free for its users and only available to those people in the borough.

The Student Card was given to full-time students studying in the borough to allow them to receive discounted prices on facilities and services.

The Staff Card was given to members of Swindon Council to allow them to take advantage of the facilities and services.