Shopping in Huntingdon | Easier with Hunts Shopmobility

Posted: Thu, January 10th, 2019

Princes Street Car Park
Malthouse Close
PE29 3AN

Monday 10am – 1pm
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 3pm

Hunts Shopmobility scheme is a self-funding charity located in  Princes Street Car Park, Malthouse Close, and is the only one of its kind in Huntingdonshire offering a service which helps everyone with mobility problems, either permanent or temporary, to hire electric scooters and manual wheelchairs. The scheme has 11 mobility scooters including three that can be hired overnight for an extra charge and a selection of wheelchairs available for children and adults.  This allows those using the scheme to access the pedestrianised town centre of Huntingdon and all it has to offer.

The cost to use the service is reasonable. Full membership is £15 payable quarterly, this option allows the hire of a scooter or wheelchair up to six days a week at no extra charge. Alternatively you can hire on a casual basis for £8 a day for scooters and £5 for wheelchairs.

Although booking is not necessary it can get busy so it is advisable to pre-book by telephoning 01480 432793 and remember to take along your ID. Full guidance will be given by a member of the team on how to use the equipment. Some of the staff have a disability and regularly use the service so are able to advise on navigating around the town centre including accessibility to amenities, businesses and shops.

If arriving by bus we can bring a scooter to you at the bus station, to take advantage of this service please request this in advance. Alternatively if you come into Huntingdon by Taxi or on the H.A.C.T. bus then you can be dropped off in the car park directly outside Shopmobility.  The carpark has four blue badge spaces designated for Shopmobility customers and there are also regular parking spaces.

Hunts Shopmobility is more than a hire service it is also an important lifeline for those who use it.  Without it many users would become isolated leading to greater implications on their health and wellbeing. It is a welcoming place to visit; they are a friend and an ear to those in need.

As a self-funding charity, they are always looking for financial support to keep this valuable service going.

If you would like to help with fundraising, hold an event to raise funds for this much needed service or send a regular donation and become a ‘Friend of Hunts Shopmobility’ please contact 01480 432793 or email [email protected]