If you have a mobility problem, and find it difficult to navigate around Lichfield city centre, our shopmobility scheme may be able to help you.
Shopmobility offers anyone with a mobility problem a place to park, and the use of a motorised mobility scooter or manual/push wheelchair for the day. We also offer one electric wheelchair.
It costs £5 for an annual membership and then £1 each time you use the service.
From 15 January 2019, Shopmobility moved from the Multi-Storey car park off Birmingham Road to its new home at The Friary car park, which is off The Friary in Lichfield.
Hiring hours and how to book
Shopmobility scooters are issued on a first come, first served basis.
If you want to use a shopmobility scooter, you must book/reserve your scooter or wheelchair 24 hours in advance.
You can reserve a scooter/wheelchair from Tuesday to Saturday at the below times:
Morning pick up: 10am to 11am
Morning return or afternoon pick up: 12noon to 1.30pm
Afternoon return: 3pm to 3.30pm
Shopmobility does not run on Mondays and Sundays.
Parking is free when using the service, provided your valid blue badge is correctly displayed.
To reserve a scooter, please call 07779 333807 to book.
New users - how to register
If you've never used our Shopmobility service before, you'll need to register before you use a scooter.
All you need to do is book a date to come in for a short training/induction session on how to use the scooters/wheelchairs.
You will also need to bring two forms of identification with you that show your name and address. These could include a recent household utility bill, a driver's license or a passport.
As part of your induction session, you will also need to fill in a short form and disclaimer.