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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 […]

Morecambe & Glenys host charity mobility scooter rally

A mobility scooter rally organised by a pensioner from Morecambe raised money for a cancer charity. Pensioner Glenys Hodgson, 81, of Rydal Court in Morecambe, who also took part in the mobility scooter rally, organised it in aid of Leukaemia Research as she lost her daughter to leukaemia at the age of 33. Glenys initiated […]

Jeremy Kyle escapes his TV show on getaway mobility scooter!!

Jeremy Kyle fans were entertained after the TV presenter stole a studio guest’s mobility scooter during a debate and took it for a spin around the TV studio. Seemingly exasperated at an argument breaking out over a “sleazy” 70-year-old who was “trying to seduce” another man’s wife, Jeremy Kyle started fiddling with the mobility scooter […]

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, […]