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‘I don’t see why I should beg’, says Hemel Hempstead grandmother Barbara

Barbara's scooter has to remain outside and unused until the new shelters are built

Barbara's scooter has to remain outside and unused until the new shelters are built

A pensioner has chosen to sell her mobility scooter following ten months of fighting Dacorum Borough Council after it told her she couldn’t bring it inside to charge it.

Barbara Hamilton, of Phyllis Courtnage House, Hemel Hempstead, said: “I’ve just given up now. I don’t see why I should have to beg the council.”

Barbara is now hoping to sell her Cadiz Shop Rider – pictured – for £220. The scooter – which reaches speeds of 8mph – is in fully working order and comes with batteries which last 25 miles after one charge. Those who are interested can call her on 01442 243952 for more information.

Barbara, who suffers from fibromyalgia, said: “It’s just sitting there, so I may as well sell it to someone who can use it. If they do build a shelter next year, then I’ll just buy a new one that can go up and down the pavements.”

Spokesperson for Dacorum Borough Council Leida Smith said: “We appreciate that there is a need for mobility scooter storage at our sheltered schemes.

“There are plans to build a large scooter store outside at Phyllis Courtnage House early next year.”

 

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