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Gravesham council condemned for loss of mobility scooter rental scheme

An 80-year-old disabled woman says she has been left housebound after a cost-cutting council was forced to cancel its mobility scooter rental scheme. Gravesham council used to offer scooters at tourism hub Towncentric in St George’s Square, Gravesend. It was moved as part of a council economy drive last year, along with the rental service, [...]

National mobility scooter registration scheme launched

According to Luton Today, a new website has been launched by the National Federation of Shopmobility to help recover stolen or abandoned mobility scooters and reunite them with their owners. The National Mobility Registration Scheme was originally piloted in Littlehampton but it soon became clear that there was a national need for such a campaign. [...]

Pensioner barred from taking her mobility scooter on a train to visit her sick husband

A pensioner who spent the remainder of her savings on a mobility scooter in order to “keep her independence” has been prevented from using it by a train company. Gillian Cockburn, who lives in Redcar, says travelling by train is the only way she can visit her sick husband, who is currently in the James [...]

Drunk pensioner causes mayhem on his mobility scooter

A pensioner ‘stinking of booze’ driving a mobility scooter when he drove down the middle of the road and unleashed a tirade of abuse at a driver who tried to pass him. The exasperated motorist says he encountered the elderly man trundling down a road in Southport, and claims he smelt ‘like he had been [...]

Derbyshire police give advice to dual carriageway mobility scooter rider

As a result of intelligence from the community, Derbyshire PC Mark Atterbury from the Chaddesden Safer Neighbourhood Team has been to visit the 83 year-old local man seen riding his mobility scooter on a dual carriageway in Derby city centre ( reported in n earlier blog article ). PC Atterbury explained: “The man had a [...]

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