Housing scheme creates buggy park

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RESIDENTS at a sheltered housing scheme are making the most of their own mobility buggy car park thanks to a £55,000 project spearheaded by Suffolk Housing Society.

The specially designed scooter store has been created at St Mary’s Close, in Mildenhall, as an extension to the main building, using matching bricks and tiles so that it blends with the rest of the scheme.

The single-storey building offers residents a safe, secure and covered place to leave their vehicles, while 12 electric sockets allow them to charge the batteries on their buggies when they are parked.

Sue Palmer, scheme co-ordinator, said: “The new buggy store has made an enormous difference. It has given our residents somewhere to park which is secure and undercover, in turn meaning they no longer need to bring their vehicles into the main building. We’ve had some good feedback from our residents following completion of the project and are delighted with the finished store.”