Daventry charity launches new repair service

Pitstop launched by DACT
Pitstop launched by DACT

Daventry Area Community Transport (DACT) has opened up a new Pitstop project designed to help people with their wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

The new unit has been opened adjacent to DACT Shopmobility in New Street.

The service will provide maintenance and servicing facilities for owners of mobility scooters, wheelchairs and other mobility aids.

It can also collect/deliver to assist those with problems of getting into the town centre.

DACT chief executive Rob Kinning said: “This is something which does not exist in the area.

“People who want to have their wheelchairs and mobility scooters repaired would have to travel to Northampton to do so.

“Having this facility locally is something which will be of huge benefit to people with mobility issues.” As well as maintenance and service, Pitstop will also be carrying out refurbishment and renovation of pre-owned mobility equipment.

These will then be sold to raise funds to maintain and develop DACT’s services to the community.

The renovation of the building was undertaken in partnership co-operation with Daventry and District Housing Community Chest Grant, Lovells Builders and Daventry District Council. The premises were decorated by the community volunteers from Cummins.

Mr Kinning added: “A superb team of volunteers has undertaken maintenance training and gained qualifications to be proficient in their roles during February/March.

“They have been settling in to their new workshop.

“A big thank you to all of the people who have been involved in this project, especially to all of our volunteers for their hard work and dedication to helping out the local community.”