A mobility charity has called for Paisley residents to ensure that their wheelie bins are not blocking local pavements.

Karen Miller, office manager of Shopmobility Paisley and District, said the charity had recently received complaints from several members about the issue.

One of the roads identified as a potential safety hazard is Storie Street, in Paisley, where wheelie bins have been reportedly left out on pavements for long periods of time.

Ms Miller told The Gazette: "We received complaints from some of our members that they couldn't get their mobility scooters past bins that made the pavement too narrow.

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"It is really dangerous for people with disabilities or mobility issues as they can't just turn around their equipment given the pavement is not wide enough. 

"They need to reverse and buses are using this road and it’s very busy.

"All it takes is just thinking about others and not blocking pavements which could lead to a major problem for those with mobility problems."

Shopmobility Paisley and District provides wheelchairs and mobility scooters from their base on the ground floor of the Paisley Centre Car Park, in the town's Storie Street, as well as providing a repair service for those with their own scooters. 

To book a scooter or wheelchair, call 0141 889 0441 or send an email to shopmobilitypaisley2019@outlook.com.