Mobility scooter awareness course in North Walsham

Mobility scooter users and people considering using one in the future are being asked to register their interest in taking part in a safety awareness course run by Norfolk police.

The course is likely to take place in May time in North Walsham, and officers from the North Walsham Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) would like to hear from anyone who lives close-by who would like to take part.

The free course asks scooter users to work their way through a series of cones, obstructions and props to boost their confidence when carrying out basic manoeuvres including parking, reversing and negotiating kerbs.

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Imogen Palmer said: 'The ability to be mobile is extremely important for people; however we need to ensure that people use mobility scooters in a safe and appropriate manner which has been raised as a concern locally. This course will help to achieve this.'

The event will be sponsored by local mobility retailer, Mobility Freedom, who will also loan out scooters and equipment for the event. Staff from the shop will assist with instructing the practical course on the day.

Sponsorship is also being provided by Morton's Footwear and there will be refreshments on the day provided by the North Walsham Disabled Access Group.

To contact PCSO Imogen Palmer at North Walsham SNT about the course either call 0845 456 4567 or e-mail

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