Published on 4 September 2023
Stratford-on-Avon District Council's Cabinet has today, Monday 4 September, agreed to transfer the shopmobility service to Active Mobility to safeguard future provision.
The delivery of the shopmobility service will be transferred for an initial period of three years and would operate from two sites within the town: the existing Shopmobility office at Bridgeway car park and the existing Active Mobility office in Union Road.
The Service would operate longer operating hours, whilst expanding with deliveries to hotels and homes.
Cllr Susan Juned, Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council said: "Shopmobility is a discretionary service, but the District Council is committed to supporting the provision of a Shopmobility service and understands its importance and the role it provides to residents and tourists in the District. Over the years it has provided vital support and assistance to those who need it most.
"I would also like to thank The Friends of Shopmobility who have raised considerable sums of money for equipment to be used around the District and we are grateful for all the hard work.
"Transferring the service to a local company who is already familiar with the operation, as they currently service all the equipment and look to offer a more wide-ranging service for the benefit of all users, makes perfect sense."
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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