New CST guidelines prioritise volunteers under 65
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New CST guidelines prioritise volunteers under 65

Community Security Trust will not force pensioners to hang up their high-vis jackets - and adds that exceptions will be made

CST volunteers in training
CST volunteers in training

Volunteers for the Community Security Trust (CST) will not be forced to hang up their high-vis jackets when they hit 65 years of age, but the charity said this week that 65 was the cut-off “guideline”.

The clarification follows online rumours that the much-loved organisation would be casting volunteers aside when they reach pension age.

A spokesman said that 65 is “the upper-age limit guideline” for card-carrying CST security volunteers to be deployed at communal events “but it is only a guideline and exceptions will be made for those who are fit and able”.

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