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New rules on mobility scooters for high rise tenants post Grenfell Tower disaster

Tough new rules are to be introduced in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster for mobility scooter users who live in the four high rise blocks of flats in Scunthorpe. Under the proposals made by their landlords at Ongo Homes, Class 3 mobility scooters which can be driven on the roads will not [...]

Grandmother and mother in shock after mobility scooter hits buggy

A Grandmother and mother were shocked after a mobility scooter hit and damaged a buggy with a two-year-old girl in Cricklade Street, Cirencester. 34-year-old Jenna Monk, who came from London to visit her mother Caroline Carne, was walking down the street in Cirencester when a man on a mobility scooter flew past, hitting the buggy [...]

Blackburn bus station mobility scooter row continues

An over-50s group has accused a council of ignoring its pleas for official parking provision for large mobility scooters at a new bus station. In April, Brian Todd, chairman of Blackburn with Darwen Older Person’s Forum, raised concerns over there being no allocated spaces for large class three mobility scooters at the £5m Blackburn bus [...]

Police using prams & mobility scooters to catch illegal parkers

Police officers in Hertfordshire have been using prams as parts of a crack-down on motorists who park on pavements. The buggies will be used to measure whether a car is blocking a pavement. If it is, the car owner will be handed a fine. While under the law it is not illegal to park on [...]

No need for the Ark – when you’re two by two on a mobility scooter!!

A double mobility scooter has revolutionised the lives of Walter Mathieson and Karen Downs. The couple can now get out and about with ease and convenience on their double mobility scooter, whether it be a trip to town or to the Breakthrough Church where they worship on Sundays. Walter and Karen have known each other [...]

Every little mobility scooter helps but not at the Aberdeen Tesco

An Aberdeen resident recently criticised Tescos in Aberdeen because its only mobility scooter has been out of action for seven weeks with a puncture. Bob Esslemont, 82, has been forced to use walking sticks during his visits to the Tesco store in Aberdeen’s Rousay Drive. It’s the second time in 12 months the mobility scooter [...]

War veteran asked to leave Kew Gardens gift shop because of his mobility scooter

A World War Two veteran has received an apology from the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew after he was asked to leave the gift shop because he was using a mobility scooter. Joe Fisher MBE, aged 95, a life-long campaigner for polio victims after contracting it during the campaign in Burma, said he was furious [...]

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