What is Shopmobility?
Shopmobility provides a service for people who have permanent or temporary mobility difficulties. It can be used for shopping trips as well as business and leisure visits to Newbury town centre. The Newbury Shopmobility facility is available not only to the permanently disabled but also to those whose mobility is restricted by age, accident or illness, whether temporary or for a long period.
What do you have available?
Newbury Shopmobility has 22 manual wheelchairs, 4 powered wheelchairs and 26 electric scooters available. We provide free parking for Shopmobility users, and a wheelchair accessible toilet is available.
How much will Newbury Shopmobility cost me?
For day use of one of the vehicles, there is a £3.50 charge, plus £12.00 annual membership. Any donations are gratefully received. We are now accepting card payments.
It is possible to reserve one of the vehicles for use over a longer period, but we make a charge for this.
When and where is Newbury Shopmobility?
Newbury Shopmobility is open between 10:00am and 3.00pm on Monday to Saturday
It is located on the ground floor of the Northbrook Street multi-storey car park. The car park can be accessed by car via West Street and Pembroke Road as shown below
Can I park nearby?
Free parking is available for users of the Shopmobility service on the ground floor of the car park. If you are driving follow all signs to Shopmobility and Northbrook Multistorey Car Park.
Do I need to book?
Although you can just drop in, it is preferable to book a wheelchair or scooter in advance in order to avoid disappointment and a wasted trip.
Before you use the service for the first time you will need to register. This is a one-off occurrence, and on subsequent visits you can make use of the service by quoting your name and register number (if you know it). You will need to show two forms of identification that display your home address when registering.
If you would like to make a booking, or just discuss what we have to offer, call the scheme on 01635 523854, email at NewburyShopmobility@vcwb.org.uk or just drop into our office on the ground floor of the Northbrook Street car park.
Newbury Shopmobility is a member of the National Federation of Shopmobility. This is an independent registered charity, which aims to achieve equal access and independence of disabled people by encouraging Shopmobilities to form throughout the UK and supporting existing Shopmobility schemes.