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5th Dec, 2021

The now-closed Bromsgrove Disabled Access Group has donated its last £1,650 to council's Shopmobility scheme

A BROMSGROVE group which supported residents with disabilities has donated its remaining funds to the district council’s Shopmobility service after it closed.

The £1,650 from the Bromsgrove Disabled Access Group will now be used on the scheme which assists visitors with limited mobility, enabling them to shop independently.

The council intends to use the cash to upgrade and/or purchase replacement vehicles to add to the fleet.

The council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, Coun Shirley Webb, said the authority could not thank the group enough and vowed to use the cash to continue helping Bromsgrove’s disabled residents.

“This money will make a huge difference to our Shopmobility service and the residents and visitors they serve.”

Shopmobility provides free equipment, including manual and battery powered wheelchairs and scooters, for any visitors who have difficulty walking so that they can get around Bromsgrove Town Centre.

The service is open six days per week and staff can help customers decide on the right equipment for their needs, how to use it and offer access to specially designated parking spaces for service users.

Anyone who wishes to donate to the Shopmobility service can do so by contacting the team on the telephone number or email address below.

To find out more visit www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/shopmobility, contact the team on 01527 837736 or email shopmob@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk.

 

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