As mobility scooter users will know, it’s a good idea to keep yours protected from the elements when not being used and to store it securely at your home in whatever way you are able to and can afford to.
Information on storage can be found at mobility scooter storage but i was just reading about a guy in Biddulph in Staffordshire who was told to remove a mobility scooter shelter that he had put up to keep them protected from the weather.
What he had done was purchased a motorbike cover to protect them because he found that he wasn’t able to pull a cover over the scooters anymore.
It was actually the housing association there that told him to remove the shelter and they even had a problem with him having the charging cable laid across the area where his scooters were when they needed to be charged.
Well regarding the cable, i guess to an extent there could be some understanding that it might pose a risk but with regards to the shelter that he had up to protect his scooters, well what harm would that be doing?
If the space that is taken up by the mobility scooters and the shelter over them was more than a car park space then its understandable, but from the article, which can be found at thisisstaffordshire.co.uk the guy says that he even made sure before purchasing the shelter that it would not take up too much room, which it doesn’t.
Also if another tenant was demanding use of the space, because it is mentioned within the article that the man also parked a car of his in the car park, along with the two scooters, then it could be said well yes the space should not house both the car and then another space with two mobility scooters covered by the shelter, but there is no mention of another tenant being deprived of a space because of this.
I also cant imagine that it would of caused the other tenants any problems while driving into the parking area and actually parking up their vehicles.
If this was just a tenant taking advantage of parking spaces with various vehicles, say with a bunch of old cars sitting taking up spaces, then there would be no surprise at a housing association or a local council ordering the removal of items but in this case the guy clearly needs the use of both mobility scooters and is obviously a thoughtful and responsible tenant regarding his neighbours, so as not to inconvenience any of them or to cause any problems.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you feel that the housing association should have been more lenient?
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