Great news! We have bought 2 new scooters for your use and hire. The red one is a sleeker version of the our other scooters, and collapses in the same way for transport. The blue one is a QFold scooter, which is much easier to dismantle and transport, with a much lighter battery. When you next visit, we will be able to show you the new scooters, so you can make an informed decision about their suitability for your needs.
On Friday 8th September, we celebrated the 20th Anniversary of West Bridgford Shopmobility with friends and invited guests including Marie Males and Joyce Langton, who were volunteers (and trustees) from the start. Jean Macinnes, Minutes Secretary to the Trustees, and colleagues from our partner organisation Scootermania also joined the party. Our current volunteers, under the watchful eye of Sheila Tomkins, decorated the building and prepared drinks and snacks for the guests. We also welcomed Kay Cutts, widow of our much-missed colleague and trustee, Nigel Cutts. Peter Mills, current Head of Trustees gave a welcome speech and invited Marie to share her experiences and memories of her time with Shopmobility. We were also priveleged to welcome Carolyn Perry, CEO of RCVS, who was instrumental in the setting up of Shopmobility, Cllr Liz Plant and Cllr Debbie Mason, Lady Mayor of Rushcliffe. Debbie gave a short speech congratulating the volunteers and trustees on their contribution to this important service for the people of Rushcliffe and wished us well for the future. Marie and Joyce cut the celebration cake, which was enjoyed by everyone. This was a lovely, sunny celebratory event. Here's to the next 20 years!
March 2004 saw the opening ceremony of West Bridgford Shopmobility in the Bridgford Road car park. This photo shows the cutting of the ribbon by David Bell, then Mayor of Ruchscliffe and Kenneth Clarke (now Lord Clarke) then MP for Rushcliffe. We are celebrating our 25 years of service to the community on Friday 8th September from 11am in our current building - a larger version behind the library - with invited guests, including the current Mayor Cllr Debbie Mason. Please come along and join in the celebration.
August Bank Holiday
Just a reminder that we will be closed on Monday 28th August for the Bank Holiday. We will be open agan on Wednesday 30th August at 10am
Enjoy the day - whatever the weather!
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We're celebrating 20 years of service to the local community!
In September 2003, a group of enterprising individuals created West Bridgford Shopmobility with the aim of helping local people with mobility problems to be able to get around the shops and other attractions in the area.
From humble beginnings in the single storey building (remember that?) in the Bridgford Road car park, and with the help of generous donations from local businesses, WBS is just about to celebrate its 20th birthday! Still facing the car park, but now in an office in the library complex, our activities have expanded to embrace short-term hire of mobility scooters, wheelchairs and walkers for use on UK holidays, recuperation after hospitalisation, or visits from guests with mobility issues.
Staffed entirely by volunteers, WBS is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm, so if you believe that we can meet your mobility needs, come along and have a chat. Annual membership costs just £20, for which you can use our mobility aids on any day when we’re open. And if you are going on holiday or out for a day trip, our hire prices are very reasonable.
Visit our website www.wbshopmobility.co.uk and Facebook wbshopmobility for more detail or come and talk to us in the office or phone on 0115 981 5451
Well, summer is definitely on the way! Remember to book early for any scooters or wheelchairs you need to hire for holidays or day trips. We tend to get very busy at this time of year and we would hate to disappoint you.
Contact: 01159815451 or call in during our open hours - Mon, Wed, Fri 10-2
Just a reminder that we are closed on Bank Holiday Monday May 29th.
Have a great weekend!
King Charles III Coronation
We offer our congratulations to King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort on their coronation on Saturday 6th May.
Our office will be closed on Monday 8th May for the public Bank Holiday and will re-open on Wednesday 10th May at 10 am
May is a month of Bank Holidays this year. We will be closed for all 3 Bank Holiday Mondays, starting with Monday 1st May. This means we will close on Friday 28th April at 2pm and re-open on Wednesday 3rd May at 10.00. Enjoy your long weekend!
Contact: 0115 9815451
Just a reminder that Shopmobility will be closed from 2pm on Wednesday 5th April until 10am on Wednesday 12th April
Remember to make any bookings in good time by visiting the office during our opening hours or by calling on 0115 9815451
HAVE A GREAT EASTER!
Can you help our service by volunteering for 2 hours a week?
We are looking for people in our West Bridgford Shopmobility service - Monday, Wednesday or Friday. You would be helping customers with the hire of mobility aids: providing advice on the service and the equipment. There is also an element of administration, but the most important aspect is offering a friendly, welcoming and reassuring service for people requiring help with mobility.
If you feel you would like to help, please contact us on 0115 9815451 or call in during our opening hours, Mon, Wed, Fri 10-2.
We look forward to hearing from you.