Scooter store is huge hit with residents

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The development of a purpose built store for residents’ scooters at Humber View has proved very popular.

Those who own motorised scooters and live at the Victoria Dock-based sheltered housing scheme are safe in the knowledge that they can easily get in and out of the property thanks to the storage space that was completed late last year. Attached to the main building, and based in a converted car port, the scooter store allows them access from the main building direct to their scooter without even having to go outside and automatic doors let them in and out.

Each resident who has an allocated space in the 10-bay store has their own key fob to swipe in and out with, making it really convenient.

Sandra Gawthorpe, Scheme Manager at Humber View, says residents have never looked back since the facility was provided. She said: “Each section has a space for the residents to leave their charger and the storage unit means they can easily get in and out on their scooter. It’s much safer and secure for them. Residents tend to go to places located fairly locally on their scooters, such as the supermarket and doctors, and it gives a lot of independence.”

Olga Barlow said: “It’s great, absolutely great. Nobody gets in anybody’s way. The
store has been very well made, we each have our own space so there is much more room for manoeuvring in any direction you want. It’s easy to park up and then get into the building. I like to keep it tidy by sweeping up any leaves that the scooters bring in as well.”

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