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2000th Shopmobility booking

2000th Shopmobility booking Witney Shopmobility is celebrating its 2,000th customer booking since the scheme started nearly 5 years ago.

Former Witney Mayor Arthur Titherington, aged 87, made the booking.

Mr Titherington, who lives in Church Green, Witney has been using Shopmobility regularly over the last 3 years. He said, “It is unquestionably very good. Neither I, nor my wife, can get around on foot as we used to do, but now I can nip around town and do all our shopping. It is an absolute godsend.”

Cllr Jill Dunsmore, Cabinet Member for Communities at West Oxfordshire District Council said, “Witney Shopmobility is a very popular service and we are very proud to have set up a scheme in West Oxfordshire. I am pleased that Mr Titherington has found it to be so useful and hope that this will encourage others with mobility difficulties to take advantage of this excellent free service.”

Manual and powered wheelchairs and powered scooters can be hired free of charge. They can be used by anyone with a mobility difficulty as a result of age, accident or illness.

Trained staff are on hand to advise and help users and Manager, Robin Brooks explains, “The wheelchairs and scooters are incredibly easy to use and our customers are all ages. The youngest we’ve had was 9 years old and our oldest customer at 103 years old is one of our regular users.”

Witney Shopmobility is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30 am – 4 pm. It is based in the Langdale Gate building, which is close to the car park in Witney Town Centre. Dedicated parking bays, for those with disabilities, are adjacent to the building and there is bus stop for the Dial-a-Ride service. For information or to make a booking telephone 01993 864 787 or email shopmobility@oxford.gov.uk.

Witney Shopmobility is managed by Oxford City Council on behalf of West Oxfordshire District Council.

Posted : 29/08/2008 13:48:27

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