Japanese government ministers to visit Sutton Shopmobility on fact-finding mission

Sutton Guardian: Sutton Mayor Councillor Sean Brennan with Sutton Shopmobility manager Amanda Beck Sutton Mayor Councillor Sean Brennan with Sutton Shopmobility manager Amanda Beck

Officials from the Japanese government are to visit Sutton to learn about wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Two delegates from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will be visiting Sutton Shopmobility, based in the St Nicholas Centre's car park, next week to find out more about the organisation.

The ministers, accompanied by an interpreter and the first secretary for the Japanese embassy, are coming to the UK to find out more about transport services for elderly and disabled people.

Sutton Shopmobility allows anyone to hire motorised and non-motorised wheelchairs and scooters to help them get around the town centre.

The ministers and their party will be welcomed to Sutton Shopmobility by scheme manager Amanda Beck and Councillor Simon Wales at 10am on Monday.

 

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12:45pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Beware the Japs bowing greeting custom, so easy to crash heads.
Beware the Japs bowing greeting custom, so easy to crash heads. Michael Pantlin

12:48pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Alex_Bradford says...

I notice from this report Japan has a Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, which suggests the Japanese are well aware that each is inter-related to the others.

Here in Worcester Park, the same local Lib Dem councillors have made an absolute shambles of every public works project that they've touched, on the road, on the pavements, in the high street and even in the local park. So perhaps, our guests and representatives from other territories might like to visit Worcester Park and see 'How NOT to invest public money'?

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I notice from this report Japan has a Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, which suggests the Japanese are well aware that each is inter-related to the others. Here in Worcester Park, the same local Lib Dem councillors have made an absolute shambles of every public works project that they've touched, on the road, on the pavements, in the high street and even in the local park. So perhaps, our guests and representatives from other territories might like to visit Worcester Park and see 'How NOT to invest public money'? [At least it will be doing something positive for tourism, which out of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism,is the only thing left on the list that our local Lib Dem Councillors haven't set out to destroy]. Alex_Bradford

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