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Mobility scooter rider causes £3,500 worth of damage in amusement arcade

A mobility scooter driver has caused £3,500 worth of damage to an amusement arcade after crashing into a machine. The woman was caught on CCTV at the Happidrome Arcade, in Marine Parade, Southend, causing the damage and then riding off laughing. It is unclear if the incident was intentional. Owner of the arcade, Martin Richardson, [...]

Mobility scooter speed restriction clampdown planned in Newbury

Newbury Town Council is set to launch a clampdown on mobility scooter drivers who speed in the town centre. The council has received complaints about the number of mobility scooters speeding around pedestrians in the busy shopping streets of Newbury, prompting councillors to approve an awareness campaign. The Share the Space campaign, which will also [...]

Disabled mobility scooter driver almost reduced to crawling into Glasgow post office

A disabled man was banned from his local Post Office after staff told him his mobility scooter was not allowed entry. Raymond Brown, 47, claimed two women in the Glasgow West Nile Street branch said only three-wheeled vehicles were permitted. When he explained his four-wheeled scooter was a pavement model it made no difference. Raymond, [...]

Council encouraging people to switch on to mobility scooter charge stations

Marlborough District Council staff are encouraging mobility scooter users to plug in and recharge using town centre power points. Although mobility scooter users can boost their batteries using several power points within the town, the recharge areas are not being widely used. Blenheim councillor Jenny Andrews says the recharge points were installed to help make [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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