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New shopmobility service launched at Widnes Market
A NEW shopmobilty service has been launched at Widnes Market.
It is partly run by adults with disabilities, with support from Halton Council.
It follows the success of a similar project in Runcorn’s Halton Lea shopping centre.
The Mayor and Mayoress, Clrs Tom and Angela McInerney, opened the new service on Thursday.
Olympic torchbearer, Jack Hunter-Spivey, aged 17, of Stewards Avenue, Widnes, and paralympic torchbearer, Mark Allen, aged 40, of Deirdre Avenue, Widnes, were guests of honour.
Clr Marie Wright, board member for health and adults, said: “It is a really worthwhile project and traders and the public seem to have taken it to their hearts.”
Halton Council provides similar work experiences for adults with learning disabilities, in a cafe, restaurant and brewery in Norton Priory, and a hair salon in Runcorn old town.
Shopmobility in Widnes Market will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9am to 4pm.
For more information, call 0151 511 8833.