Bridgend Shopmobility is a division of the county borough’s car parking service. It lends scooters and powered and manual wheelchairs to anyone who has temporary or permanent walking difficulties.
We are open Monday to Saturday between 8.30am - 4.30pm.
Our address is Bridgend Shopmobility, Bridgend County Borough Council, Brackla Street Car Park, Cheapside, Bridgend CF31 1BZ.
Contact us by telephone/answerphone/fax: on (01656) 667992 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Easy Going in Bridgend
Even if you have serious difficulty walking, you can still enjoy Bridgend town centre.
Borrow one of Shopmobility’s powered scooters, electric wheelchairs (including a wheelchair with powerpack), and you will have the freedom to go shopping in the extensively pedestrianised streets. Much of the pedestrianised area offers a smooth, level surface without kerbs that is ideal for anyone with a disability.
It doesn’t matter why your mobility is limited or whether you are a resident or a visitor to Bridgend. Shopmobility is there to lend a helping hand (and wheel) to anyone who needs it!
Where is Shopmobility?
The Shopmobility Centre is located on the ground floor of the Brackla Street Car Park at Cheapside. Wheelchairs and scooters may be borrowed Monday to Saturday between 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Arriving By car
Follow the Shopmobility signs for the Brackla Street Car Park – where you can park for free next to the Shopmobility Centre (please book in advance). Alternatively you can take a taxi and ask them to drop you off on the ground level.
Using the Shopmobility Centre
The Shopmobility Centre is located on the ground level of the Brackla Street Car Park. If you are borrowing equipment, parking is free. The centre has six extra width parking spaces for anyone who needs more space to get in and out of their car. You will need to phone a member of staff at the centre to pre-book the space. Alternatively, if you are an Orange/Blue Badge holder, then there are a number of dedicated spaces in the car park where you can park free all day. If these are taken, your badge allows you free parking all day, in any parking space, in any public car park in Bridgend.
Collecting your wheelchair/scooter
You will be asked to provide two items of identification, one with you signature and one with your home address (e.g. gas bill and driving licence). On your first visit a member of staff will assist you with filling in your membership form. Once this is completed the equipment is available to hire at a refundable deposit of £2 per session (sessions are for mornings or afternoons). You will be shown how to use the scooters and advised by what time the equipment should be returned.
At the end of your visit
Return the scooter to the centre. If you need help, a member of staff will accompany you to your car. Please note that, for health and safety reasons, staff are not allowed to actually lift anyone. However, if you need any other type of assistance, please ask.
Facilities at the centre
There are disabled toilet facilities in the centre, which are large enough for a scooter to be taken in, for easier access.
How can you help us?
Shopmobility needs help through SPONSORSHIP
Bridgend Shopmobility relies on sponsorship and support from companies and organisations in the area. You can help through contributing varying levels of sponsorship. If you are interested, please telephone (01656) 667992
Shopmobility needs help through DONATIONS
Donations of any amount are very welcome. You can also donate your £2 refundable deposit for borrowing equipment, if you so wish. All monies will be used to keep the centre running, and invest in new equipment.