Witney Shopmobility service a gift for Christmas shoppers
Elderly and disabled residents looking to ease their Christmas shopping worries are being urged to use a free service designed to make their trip easier.
Witney Shopmobility offers the use of a motorised scooter or wheelchair for those who would otherwise struggle to make the most of shopping facilities in the town.
Regular users Christopher Deane and Lawrence Hugill are keen to highlight the advantages of the Shopmobility user Christopher Deane 2service.
Mr Deane, 74, who lives in the town, said: “I suffer from sciatica and there is no way I could walk to Sainsbury’s and return home with several bags of shopping.
“Witney is an exceptional town and Shopmobility helps me stay as mobile as I can to enjoy it. I would encourage anyone to use it as it is so easy.”
Mr Hugill, 79, takes the Villager bus from Shipton-under-Wychwood which now parks at Langdale Hall just yards from the Shopmobility office.
He said: “I am registered disabled and without Witney Shopmobility I really would have a problem with my shopping. I would thoroughly recommend it.”
Cllr Carol Reynolds, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said: “Witney Shopmobility is a fantastic service that can make a real difference to people’s everyday lives.
“Christmas is a time when everyone wants to shop and I would encourage those who are worried about walking around the town to take advantage of it.”
Witney Shopmobility offers a range of scooters and wheelchairs as well as providing blankets and waterproof capes for users.
It is open four days a week: Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Friday from 9.30 am – 4.15 pm and will remain open until 23 December, re-opening on 4 January. It is based in Langdale Gate, Witney and there is disabled parking nearby.
For information or to book Shopmobility, telephone 01993 864787 / 861000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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