Scooter loans are back in Bishop’s Stortford
Published 4th February 2020
Small group of people with lady cutting ribbon across door to signify shop mobility launch
Bishop’s Wellbeing has reinstated the much-needed ShopMobility scooter loan service to help people access Bishop’s Stortford. The charity will also provide access to additional support and advice on services within the local community.

Located at Jackson Square multi-storey car park, it is supported by East Herts Council which has provided the building at a peppercorn rent.

Working with disability living aids supplier, Cane and Able Healthcare, it will hold sample ranges and have swift access to wider stock. There is also a monthly mobility clinic where residents can book for all their mobility needs, such as wheelchair fittings and scooter maintenance. 

Visitors can get support and information about local activities and services in the area. Other highlights include a range of locally produced arts and crafts from the area, providing them with affordable access to the high street.

The shop also stocks a range of alternatives to plastic packaging, with ecological products for the home, body and mind.

Suzanne Rutland-Barsby, executive member community, said: “The scooter loan service is invaluable for people with mobility issues who want to get around the town so we’re delighted that Bishop’s Wellbeing has reinstated it and that we’ve been able to support them by providing the building at a peppercorn rent.”

Bishop’s Wellbeing is seeking the support of local businesses and services to help them to develop and provide financial support for ShopMobility, which will benefit the wider retail community by opening access to more shoppers. All profits made by the shop will be reinvested into the services provided and into local community projects supporting their aims.

For details on how to get involved and support the organisation, to get your items stocked, or for information on how to donate or become a business sponsor contact bishop’ or call 01279 657394.