Awareness course for mobility scooter users

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MOBILITY scooter users in the Marshland area are being asked to register their interest in taking part in an awareness course run by the police that shows them how to safely operate their mobility aids.

Officers from the Terrington Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) would like to hear from anyone who lives close-by who would like to take part in a course, the date for which has yet to be confirmed.

The free course asks scooter users to work their way through a series of cones, obstructions and props to boost their confidence when carrying out basic manoeuvres including parking, reversing and negotiating kerbs.

Participants can also watch the Constabulary’s film ‘Safe Scoot’, which has been produced in partnership with leading mobility retailer Halfords and narrated by TV’s most famous scooter user, Sheila Reid, star of hit ITV series Benidorm.

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Chris Lorraine said: “The ability to be mobile is extremely important for people, however we need to ensure that people use mobility scooters in a safe and appropriate manner which has been raised as a concern locally. This course will help to achieve this.

“We are planning to hold a course in the coming months but would like to gauge the level of interest and help decide where best to hold the course”.

To contact PCSO Lorraine at Terrington SNT about the course either call 0845-456-4567 or e-mail sntterrington@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

For more information about Safe Scoot online visit www.safescoot.co.uk