An important accessibility service in Portsmouth is set to help even more people as Shopmobility will soon operate from two new locations.

Shopmobility hires scooters, powerchairs, wheelchairs, and small portable scooters to people with limited mobility to help them get out and about more.

The Portsmouth City Council service is based in Arundel Street but a £13,000 investment in 12 new mobility scooters means its services will soon be available from Central Library and Southsea Library.

The new locations are in addition to the existing ‘meet and greet’ service offered where vehicles are delivered to a location of the customer’s choice.

Cllr Chris Attwell, the council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Central Services, said: “Shopmobility plays a really important role in supporting people’s independence and provides a good option for people who might not be able to buy a scooter or wheelchair, or perhaps only need to use one occasionally. I’m delighted we’ve been able to invest in these new scooters, and that they will be helping make it easier for even more people to get around Portsmouth.”

To find out more about using Shopmobility call 07493 132948, email shopmobility@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or visit our Shopmobility webpage