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22 November

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Launch of Second City Centre Shopmobility Service

Launch of Second City Centre Shopmobility Service


Left to Right - Ged Gibbons, Steve Hawkins, Louise Ellman MP, Ian Ward, The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Loretta Forrester, Andy HullLocal Solutions is excited to be opening its second Shopmobility service through a partnership with St Johns Shopping Centre and Liverpool’s City Central Business Improvement District.  

Louise Ellman, Labour/Co-operative MP for Liverpool Riverside and Chair of the Commons Transport Select Committee officially launched the new service at an event on Wednesday 21 September. The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Frank Prendergast also showed his support by attending the event, which was held at the new base at St Johns Shopping Centre, 131 George’s Way. Louise thanked everybody for their contribution for bringing this scheme to life and commented on the spirit of partnership between St. Johns and Local Solutions, which made this happen. 

Steve Hawkins, Local Solution’s Chief Executive, commented; “This new service at St Johns will complement the Shopmobility at Liverpool One to ensure that fewer older and disabled people are excluded from our wonderful city centre"  

Ian Ward, Centre Director at St Johns, added: “The launch of Shopmobility will be a huge benefit for our local shoppers. Shopmobility will provide vital equipment for those who have mobility needs and will ensure they can get around St Johns and the city centre with ease and enjoy their shopping experience.” 

Staff and Service Users at the Shopmobility Launch

Ged Gibbons, Chief Executive of City Central BID, said: ‘’It’s vital we make it as easy as possible for people of all abilities to navigate through Liverpool city centre and shop with ease. This end of the city centre has huge footfall with Queen Square bus station and Lime Street and Central train stations so we’re delighted to support this Shopmobility service at St Johns. It will be an invaluable resource and an important element of making Liverpool a first class customer friendly city.’’ 

Further information about Shopmobility can be found by visiting /projects/Shopmobility/


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