We have now been advised that funding will be available from Birmingham City Council to enable us to continue to deliver the shopmobility service from our Bullring shopmobility centre.

The funding is at a lower level than previously and presents the Trustees with some additional fundraising to do.

A review of the present scale charges,  unchanged for the past 5 years, has been made and changes will be introduced on 1st April 2015.

The Annual user joining fee will increase from £12 to £15 per year and the consequent day charge from £1 to £2. The reciprocal concessionary arrangements for Solihull users will end on 31st March due to the impending closure of their Drury Lane shopmobility.

The Birmingham Shopmobility parking concession will be altered to 2 hours free and £1 per subsequent hour/part hour from 1st April 2015.

The  Visitor/Day Only rate which changed from £3 to £5 from 1st January 2015 is unchanged.

Although these increases are regretted, charging for usage is an important way to improve the revenues needed for us to continue to provide the service and hopefully keep the Birmingham Shopmobility scooters running.