A Shopmobility service in Wrexham has made a strong case for itself after it claimed its users spent more than £600,000 in the town last year.
The service, which was taken over by the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) from the council in 2016, has a fleet of 31 scooters and wheelchairs which are hired out by locals.
At a town meeting on Monday, AVOW’s chief officer, John Gallanders, underlined how important the service and its users are to the local economy, according to the Wrexham Leader.
He said that each mobility scooter has advertising potential for businesses in the area and added that AVOW is appealing to firms to become a Friend of Wrexham Shopmobility.
Mr Gallanders hopes that this will help to ensure the service will continue to operate with a well maintained fleet of scooters to ensure the £600,000 spending remains in the town.
It is estimated that it costs around £175 a year to maintain each scooter and about £4,000 to charge them.
Mr Gallanders said however that some of the fleet needs replacing.
He said: “There are a number of ways in which your business could help financially or in kind, depending on how large or small your business may be.”