Shopmobility reminds shoppers of meet and greet service

Published on 8th April 2015

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The shops and sights of Cheltenham can still be enjoyed by those with mobility difficulties, thanks to an invaluable ‘meet and greet’ service offered by Shopmobility.

The service is especially important during the current High Street closure which means that some buses cannot take their passengers to their usual destination.

The road is closed to buses between Boots Corner and Henrietta Street whilst the exciting Brewery phase 2 transformation takes shape. It means that for the moment, some buses are unable to bring passengers to their normal town centre stops. That’s why Shopmobility is reminding shoppers that they can benefit from equipment including powered scooters and wheelchairs.

A spokesperson from Shopmobility said: "Our meet and greet service really helps people who, for whatever reason, have difficulties in getting around independently.  As long as people are registered and trained to use the equipment, they can book the service in advance. Then they can relax knowing that they can get off the bus and meet someone from Shopmobility who will have what they need to make their shopping trip easy and enjoyable."

There is a small charge for the service - £7.50 per day or £28 for annual membership - and users need to be registered and trained for insurance purposes. This is a very quick and simple process which can be done at Shopmobility which is based at level 1 of the car park at Beechwood Shopping Centre. 

The meet and greet service needs to be applied for at least 24 hours in advance and applications will be treated on a first come, first served basis. At times of high demand, applications may not be possible.


For press enquiries contact: Katie Sandey, communications team leader, 01242 775050, katie.sandey@www.cheltenham.gov.uk