AGE UK are offering electric scooters and manual wheelchairs to hire in order to help people with limited mobility to shop in town.

The Barnsley branch on Eldon Street will begin delivering a new service on behalf of Barnsley Council called ‘Access Barnsley’ from Tuesday 3 April.

The service will be open every Monday to Saturday between 9.30am and 4.00pm. The cost of hiring a scooter or wheelchair will be £5 per day or £3 per half day.

Age UK Barnsley CEO, Jane Holliday said: “There are lots of exciting new developments happening in the town centre, and it’s important that everyone can access what’s on offer."

You can book a scooter or wheelchair up to one week in advance via telephone on 01226 776828 or text message to 07387750091.