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Witney Shopmobility celebrates anniversary

A special open day event is taking place at Witney Shopmobility on Thursday 28 November to celebrate the service’s 10th anniversary.

Current users and anyone with mobility issues considering using Witney Shopmobility are all welcome to come along and find out more about the service and see the full range of scooters and wheelchairs that are FREE to hire.

Trained council staff will be on hand to offer advice and anyone considering using the service will be able to try out one of the vehicles in a safe environment. And, with Christmas just round the corner, mince pies, tea and coffee will be served throughout the day.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment said, “Witney Shopmobility provides a lifeline for people who might otherwise find shopping incredibly difficult. It can be used by anyone with mobility issues, young or old; they do not have to be disabled blue badge holders.”

He added: “We are proud to be offering the service to our residents and it is also bringing in shoppers from outside West Oxfordshire, providing a real boost to our local economy.”

Jackie Pitts from Filkins (pictured with Sarah Reynolds Shopmobility Manager) has been using the service regularly for many years and thinks it’s excellent.

She said, “As soon as I started using Shopmobility I was hooked and now I use it whenever I come into town. The scooters are so easy to use and I no longer have to struggle to get around Witney. It’s given me a new lease of life. I hope many people will come to the Open Day and see how it all works for themselves.”

Witney Shopmobility is open four days a week: Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Friday from 9.30 am – 4.15 pm. It is based in Langdale Gate, Witney and there is disabled parking nearby.
For information about the open day, or to book Shopmobility, telephone 01993 864787 / 861000 or email enquiries@westoxon.gov.uk

Posted : 22/11/2013 11:12:17

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