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Mobility Service Boost to Help Christmas Shoppers

By Published November 02, 2018

A POPULAR town centre mobility service has some new recruits to help with the Christmas shopping.

Middlesbrough Shopmobility has taken delivery of three new electric scooters for hire by those with mobility problems.

And they’re likely to prove a hit as the town centre heads for its busiest period of the year in the run-up to Christmas – and the January sales.

The invaluable service - based Middlesbrough Cycle Centre in the Bus Station – now has a fleet of12 scooters for hire from just £1 per hour, available 8am to 6pm weekdays and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.

The service - run by Middlesbrough Environment City – also has eight wheelchairs and two walkers to enable people to shop independently around town and use other town centre facilities.

Active Travel Administrator Margaret Tonkin said: “Since we moved to the bus station, demand for the service has continued to grow, so we’re delighted to be able to extend our fleet.

“The scooters are especially popular during the busy Christmas period, and I’m sure our new arrivals will prove a hit with regulars and new users alike.”

  • Shopmobility at Middlesbrough Cycle Centre is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm.

Hire charges are £1 per hour for members (membership is £10 per year) or £1.50 for non-members.

To book or for more information contact Margaret on 01642 219620.

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