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March 2018

Motability insurer RSA appoints new leader for its mobility division

By |March 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Catherine Frost, managing director, RSA Motability. Image credit: RSA RSA Motability, the commercial insurer for the Motability scheme, which leases scooters, powerchairs and vehicles, has appointed a brand new managing director. Catherine Frost has been made managing director with immediate effect after stepping up from her stint as interim boss for the Motability division. The [...]

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More beach wheelchairs for Cornwall beaches

By |March 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A Cornish charity is urging companies to get in contact in a bid to assist more people with disabilities get onto our beaches. Cornwall Mobility have been supplying all-terrain wheelchairs throughout the Duchy for a number of years. The chairs are available for anybody who may not be able to access beaches because of mobility [...]

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Mobility scooter user forced on to road by bad pavements

By |March 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Bury St Edmunds-Jenny Gough uses a mobility scooter and has to go onto the highway where a pavement has been damaged by a tree root. She says she is apprehensive that a automobile will come round the corner and hit her. Jennifer Gough, 78, feels ‘terrified’ of being hit by oncoming traffic when she makes [...]

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Scooter tutors to give safety lessons to mobility buggy drivers

By |March 23rd, 2018|ScootaMart news, Uncategorized|

Free ‘driving classes’ for mobility scooter users are soon to go on offer to individuals in Horsham. The ‘stay safe’ sessions are being made available to buggy users thanks to Horsham District Older People’s Discussion board and Horsham Town Community Partnership. During the sessions, scooter tutors will accompany buggy users on pavements, paths, into shops [...]

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Ministers pledge action on wheelchair bus access

By |March 22nd, 2018|ScootaMart news, Uncategorized|

A year after the landmark Paulley case, ministers have pledged to usher in 'new measures' to make sure that wheelchair customers can access designated areas on buses. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced that it's going to start ‘developing proposals to ensure that wheelchair users can access buses and that drivers can fulfil the duties [...]

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Ex-marine, 89, has scooter stolen for FOURTH time in Burnley

By |March 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

AN elderly veteran has been left housebound after his mobility scooter was stolen for the fourth time. Former Royal Marine George Marsden, 89, stated the scooter was taken from the alcove in front of his house in Pheasantford Green, Burnley, on Saturday. He stated the scooter was his lifeline and enabled him and his companion, who [...]

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Disabled pensioner confined to his home after heartless thieves stole his mobility scooter

By |March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Generic road view picture of Albert Road, in Southport (Picture: Google Instant Street View) A disabled pensioner has been left confined to his Southport residence after heartless thieves stole his mobility scooters. Michael Mullen, 67, was shocked to find that his two mobility scooters had been stolen from his locked storage on Sunday, Feburary 18. The retired man, [...]

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Google is adding wheelchair-accessible routes to Google Maps for navigating cities

By |March 19th, 2018|ScootaMart news, Uncategorized|

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Google Maps is adding wheelchair-accessible routes to Google Maps in cities. The feature will make it easier for people with access needs to get around. It's launching in a handful of cities including New York, London, and Sydney, before rolling out more widely. Google Maps is making a major change to help [...]

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Hindhead Golf Club welcomes new captains at drive-in

By |March 16th, 2018|ScootaMart news, Uncategorized|

THE ANNUAL captains’ drive-in at Hindhead Golf Club saw the official hand over to a new team of captains for 2018. It also saw the end of a year of fundraising, with more than £33,000 donated to charities. During 2017 a number of events organised by the captains, and supported by members, resulted in £28,602 [...]

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August 2017

Morecambe mobility scooter rally revs up charity funds

By |August 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  A mobility scooter rally organised by a pensioner from Morecambe raised money for a cancer charity. OAP Glenys Hodgson, 81, of Rydal Court, who also took part in the rally in aid of Leukaemia Research from the Battery in Morecambe to Happy Mount Park, lost her daughter to leukaemia at the age of 33. [...]

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