03:29AM, Wednesday 03 October 2012
The new purpose built ShopMobility centre will be officially unveiled next week.
It is based in the Alma Road coach park in Windsor and offers visitors the use of a range of scooters and wheelchairs they can borrow to do their shopping in.
There are 10 parking bays specially for ShopMobility users.
The site will be opened by the Deputy Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead Cllr Andrew Jenner during an official 'open day' on Tuesday.
Cllr Jenner will unveil a plaque at 11.30am. Anyone with a mobility problem is invited to drop in during the day, sit on a scooter, ask questions and meet the team.
Peter Haley is the general manager of People to Places - the charity that runs ShopMobility and - where needed - collects people from their homes to take them in there.
He said: "We're very grateful to the council for the new buildings. Our members identified the need for a new, accessible facility in Windsor and here we are - in a beautiful setting too. We've already noticed an increase in people using our services."
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