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Parking pandemonium caused by a mobility scooter

Neighbours are up in arms about a rogue vehicle taking up valuable parking space outside their homes…a four-wheeled mobility scooter!! The mobility vehicle has been parked on the road outside homes on Osborne Road, close to Blackpool’s South Shore. Infuriated neighbours have called in Blackpool council to force the owner to move his mobility scooter off the [...]

Cruel benefit assessments take away mobility scooters from disabled

Thousands of disabled people have had their adapted cars and mobility scooters taken away from them after being put through cruel benefit assessments, charity Motability has recently revealed. MPs and campaigners are demanding action after 51,000 people had their Motability vehicles withdrawn following a personal independence payment (PIP) assessment. This figure represents almost half of all [...]

Not so “nice to be by the seaside” for mobility scooter users

A pensioner had to be rescued by a group of burly blokes after her mobility scooter got stuck on a zigzagged ramp by the beach. Mary Maudlin, 74, had driven down Sea Thistle Way, in Jaywick, before reaching the access ramp to get to the beach. As she drove on to the winding path, her [...]

Blackburn bus station mobility scooter row kicks off

A row has broken out between a council and an over-50s group over the lack of allocated spaces for large mobility scooters at a new bus station. Brian Todd, chairman of Blackburn with Darwen Older Person’s Forum, has accused borough management of being ‘offensive’ over their refusal to make official provision for parking the larger version [...]

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