Tower block owner slaps ban on leaving scooters continuously charging

A high-rise building in Lincolnshire has introduced new mobility aid regulations as a safety precaution following the Grenfell disaster.

The Scunthorpe property, owned by Ongo Homes, has announced that Class 3 scooters, which can be driven on roads, will not be allowed in the buildings.

The company has informed disabled tenants that they will also not be allowed to keep scooters on charge continuously or transport their mobility aids in lifts.

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Under the new regulations all scooters must be serviced annually and owners must have public liability insurance to the value of £1m.

In an open letter, the high-rise tenants were told: “It is our sole aim to keep you safe as possible and we feel that by having these additional requirements in place for those who own a mobility scooter will further allow us to do so.”

The Ongo estate is also proposing all chargeable scooters should be stored and charged in designated areas on the ground floor which it plans to fit with smoke alarms and fire safe doors.

A consultation period on the issue is set to end today, according to The Scunthorpe Telegraph.

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