Scooter hire service extended

Pictured is Tina Walker ( Shopmobility Co-ordinator )
Pictured is Tina Walker ( Shopmobility Co-ordinator )

A VALUABLE mobility scooter facility is extending its service to users by introducing long-term hire.

Daventry Shopmobility, based near the New Street bus station, has launched a longer term hiring scheme.

Members can now hire scooters for more than one day to help with temporary disability, or as a stop-gap in case of breakdowns or while waiting for new equipment.

Previously Shopmobility – which is run by Daventry Area Community Transport (DACT) – could only hire out scooters for a single day.

Shopmobility co-ordinator, Tina Walker, said: “There was definitely a need for longer term hire and we’ve had enquires in the past. This is just an extension of our scheme and a way of supporting DACT in whatever way we can to make sure it keeps going.”

The scheme, launched on Monday, now also offers a delivery service to anyone borrowing a scooter for a long period.

Tina said, after the first couple of weeks, prices for hiring the scooters go down to make them more affordable.