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Shopmobility service can help you with your Christmas shopping

Christmas shoppers who have mobility issues are reminded that the Shopmobility service is available for them to use while they buy gifts in Bridgend town centre.

The service can be used by anyone with mobility problems who needs help to get around town, not just blue badge holders.

Users have to complete a membership form at the Shopmobility office in the multi-storey car park in Brackla Street. There is an annual membership cost of £5, which includes the first scooter hire free of charge, and each hire thereafter will be £3.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, only one person is allowed in the office at a time, unless a travel companion is present. Shopmobility staff will be unable to assist members on and off the scooter.

Communities cabinet member Councillor Richard Young said: “Residents who struggle to get around town are urged to make use of the Shopmobility scheme, which acquired a new fleet of scooters earlier this year.

“Shoppers are also reminded to visit our Digital Christmas Festival website to support local businesses and download the town centre app for a chance to win a golden ticket for a personalised message from Father Christmas.”

Customers are asked to phone 01656 667992 ahead of their visit to avoid waiting. The toilets situated inside the Shopmobility office are for staff use only until further notice.

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