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Hinckley Shopmobility scheme stays

On 23 March 2015
Over £10,000 pounds has been donated to Hinckley Shopmobility to secure a service which enables people with mobility problems to shop with ease in Hinckley.  Last year, the scheme helped bring in almost £100,000 in retail revenue. Hinckley and Bosworth Council has agreed to donate the money to Hinckley Shopmobility after renewing its service level agreement with the operators.While the popular service does cost money to run .... [More]

Hereford Shopmobility sponsorship needed

On 16 November 2014
The city of Hereford's Shopmobility Service, which provides mobility scooters and wheelchairs has taken a funding hit recently and almost closed in 2012.The local charity, Services for Independent Living (SIL), stepped in to keep the service running but now desperately needs sponsorship from local businesses and individuals to ensure the service can continue after March 2015 – when funding will be cut again.Euan McPherson, head of self dire.... [More]

Telford Shopmobility Prices

On 26 August 2014
The Telford Shopping Centre in Shropshire offers a comprehensive Shopmobility scheme.All users must register before use of any equipment and new mobility scooter users must also undertake a full training session to be eligible to use the scooters. Wheelchairs will also be offered in the interim until scooter training has been completed. Once a training course is complete there is an annual registration fee of £10 to cover adm.... [More]

Brighton and Hove Shopmobility

On 25 August 2014
For those people living in or around Brighton and Hove with mobility issues, the Brighton & Hove Shop mobility is a scheme that provides people with electric scooters, manual wheelchairs or powered wheelchairs.This scheme allows those people to have the freedom to travel in and around the area.Fees start from as little as £3 and you simply need to complete a registration form from the Shopmobility Centre (see below).  Bring along t.... [More]

Wolverhampton Shopmobility service to be extended for city show

On 2 July 2013
The organisers of Wolverhampton’s city show have announced that residents of, and visitors to, the city will enjoy an extended Shopmobility service that will ensure anyone with mobility difficulties can enjoy the event.Organisers advise that electric mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs can be booked in advance from Wolverhampton City Council’s Shopmobility service for the show at West Park on July 12 and 13.Shopmobility staff wil.... [More]

Wolverhampton Shopmobility service to be extended for city show

On 22 June 2013
The organisers of Wolverhampton’s city show have announced that residents of, and visitors to, the city will enjoy an extended Shopmobility service that will ensure anyone with mobility difficulties can enjoy the event.Organisers advise that electric mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs can be booked in advance from Wolverhampton City Council’s Shopmobility service for the show at West Park on July 12 and 13.Shopmobility staff wil.... [More]

Witney Shopmobility celebrates 2000th booking

On 13 June 2013
It was announced today that Witney Shopmobility, which is managed by Oxford City Council on behalf of West Oxfordshire District Council, is celebrating its 2,000th customer booking since the scheme was introduced nearly 5 years ago. The booking was made by former Witney Mayor Arthur Titherington, aged 87.The former Mayor, who lives in Church Green, Witney, has been a regular user of the Shopmobility scheme in the last 3 years. Mt Titherington sai.... [More]

Northampton Council discusses new home for Shopmobility service

On 11 May 2013
It was announced today that Northampton’s Shopmobility service could be getting a new home thanks to the town’s Borough Council.Today, a report about the Greyfriars car park’s future and accommodation for the Shopmobility service will be debated by Northampton Borough Council's cabinet. The report proposes a move for Ability Northants' Shopmobility centre to a new purpose-built facility in the Mayorhold car park. Northampton&rsq.... [More]

Enfield Council to continue to provide Shopmobility

On 30 April 2013
It was announced today that Enfield Council has decided to continue the Shopmobility scheme in Enfield that runs from the Civic Centre.Councillor and cabinet member for the environment Terry Neville said: “We have listened to the concerns of users and decided to provide a home for the service at the Civic Centre.“As I said at the meeting we want to bring in the retail sector as they have a special interest in ensuring all their custom.... [More]