2022 AGM

The annual High Wycombe Shopmobility AGM will be held on Tuesday 21st June at 6.30pm in the Eden Management Suite (in the Eden Shopping Centre near the customer services desk) – All are welcome but please let us know if you would like to come along.

Volunteers Needed!

We would love to hear from you if you can spare a few hours a week to help in the shop as a Customer Service Volunteer. You could become a valued part of our team –  helping and talking to our customers. This role could help you regain confidence, help you return to the workplace, help you gain experience and new skills or help you find a new fulfilling role and new routine. If you are looking for an opportunity that is worthwhile and gives a real feel-good factor please get in touch.  More details about our volunteer role can be found here 

Please pop into the shop or call us on 01494 472277 to have a chat.

Portable Travel Scooters are Go-Go!

Thanks to a much appreciated grant from High Wycombe Community Board, we are excited to bring a brand new service to our customers.  Portable travel scooters are now available to hire from High Wycombe Shopmobility. The small Go-Go scooters can be taken apart, folded down and put in the back of a car – helping you enjoy days and evenings out, events and even short UK breaks.

The service will be available from the end of May 2022. A deposit of £100 and daily hire fee of £10 will be required and we will talk you through the hire conditions and show you how they work and fit together.

Contact the shop on 01494 472277 for more details.

Give as you Live – donate to Shopmobility every time you shop online – at no cost to you!

We have a new donation page on the charity donation website “Give as you Live” – use the links from their page or download the app and percentage of your online spend will be donated to High Wycombe Shopmobility when you shop online from selected retailers such as M&S. You can also make a “cash” donation to us via their site and don’t forget to add gift aid if you are a UK tax payer.

 

Opening Hours from January 2022 – update

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm & Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm.

Please phone to book if you can (01494 472277) – messages can be left on our answerphone if necessary.

All customers will need to sanitise their hands before they use our equipment.

We will be implementing several safety measures for both our staff and customers, including continuing to limit the number of customers in the shop at any one time.

We will continue our rigorous and regular cleaning of all the vehicles and areas within the shop.

Please adhere to the social distancing rules when you visit us to protect yourself and others and please do not come into the shop if you have any covid symptoms.

Stay safe.

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Something to be proud of

We were absolutely delighted to receive a Proud of Bucks “Highly Commended” award recognising our service to the community in this hugely difficult year.

We’re very proud to have received this and I hope all our staff, volunteers and customers are proud of the part they play in helping to make our service as successful, safe and accessible as possible. We really appreciate all your support and I think I’d happily describe you all as Public Service Heroes.

We’ll put this award alongside the Tom Hillier Award we received at the end of 2018 which recognised us as the best shopmobility scheme in the country.

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High Street Disruption from 28th Sept for 12 weeks

Transport for Buckinghamshire will be commencing maintenance works in the High Street to correct loose and uneven paving that can cause trip hazards.

The works are due to commence w/c Monday 28 September 2020 and will last for approximately 12 weeks. Site working hours will be from 08:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday with perhaps some weekend and night working on areas that cannot be worked on during normal hours.

Some of the repair works required will affect the running lane of the carriageway, and will necessitate reducing High Street access between Corporation Street and Market Square, to enable areas of the stone paving to be re-laid/repaired more efficiently. See the map in the shop for details.

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Card & contactless payments

We are really pleased to say that, thanks to a grant from Heart of Bucks, we now have the right equipment to take card and contactless payments for our manual wheelchair hire service (which costs £3 per night/£20 per week + £20 refundable deposit)

We are also able to accept card payments for donations and for the items such as blue badge holders and radar keys we have for sale.