Please note: The Shopmobility scheme will cease from 31 March 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Shopmobility scheme enables members with mobility difficulties to hire a self-propelled or battery operated wheelchair or scooter to travel around the town centre.

To join the scheme, visit the Shopmobility office and complete the registration form. You will also need to provide proof of identification. Your membership card will be posted to your home address.

The Shopmobility office is in the Walkden Street car park. Anyone who hires from our Shopmobility scheme gets free parking in the car park on the same day.

The service is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm. 24 hours notice is needed to book a scooter, call 01623 463073.

The hire charges are as follows:

  • £5.50 - one day hire