Colchester Community Voluntary Services were astounded at the gesture by a group of local businesses who last week concreted their car park at Winsley’s House providing all materials and man power themselves.
Andy Mayne, Managing Director at Milbank Concrete Products based in Earls Colne, is always keen to get actively involved with local community projects and felt the shopmobility project was a worthwhile cause for his company to get involved in. Within a matter of days, he had enlisted the help of Dale Hire for the digger, G&B Finch for the concrete and EJ Taylor for the specialist manpower. The team worked tirelessly throughout the day, completing the job quickly, despite a little rain.
Andy remarked “Milbank Concrete Products have a strong connection to the local community and have been actively involved in various community support projects. When we were approached by CCVS we were delighted to be able to help them provide their shop mobility customers with a more practicable and safer car park and access route at their offices in Colchester”.
Everyday activities such as shopping or travelling can often present difficult challenges for those with mobility issues; sometimes because of a lack of facilities, sometimes because of attitudes and lack of understanding of others. Shopmobility enables people with mobility problems to conduct themselves around town in their own time and use all kinds of services without having to rely on friends or family.
Chief Executive Tracy Rudling commented “This vital project allows those with mobility issues to hire electric and manual scooters and access the town centre independently with freedom, confidence and dignity. Without the support of these local businesses who united to complete this job, we wouldn’t have been able to provide a safe surface for our members. We are extremely thankful and know this will have a huge impact on the successful running of this project”.
For further information on how to hire a scooter, please contact 01206 505250 and speak to a member of our admin team or visit www.ccvs.org