Nene Park Trust are appealing for information after two of their mobility scooters were not returned following their use at Ferry Meadows this weekend. One of the scooters was later found in Orton Mere with significant damage but the other has still not been found and is believed to have been stolen.

The scooters, which cost over £3,000 each, are part of a fleet of three vehicles available for loan from the Visitor Centre, Gift & Farm Shop in Ferry Meadows. They are bookable for use around Ferry Meadows for up to two hours free of charge, with donations welcome. To ensure the service remains as accessible as possible, the Trust has kept this offer free whilst improving the type of scooter available, not asking for a deposit to secure the hire and also, due to a generous donation, including two off-road adapted wheelchairs for visitor use.

On Saturday 10th June, a regular user hired two scooters for themselves and their partner and were due to return at 5.00pm, but when the Visitor Centre, Gift & Farm Shop closed at 6.00pm the scooters were still not back. The incident was reported and is now being investigated by Cambridgeshire Police.

Ben, Visitor Centre Manager at Nene Park Trust said ‘We were really glad that we heard from the users the following day and were able to retrieve one of the missing scooters based on the information they gave us, but the second one is still missing.

‘It’s a real shame that this incident has occurred as the scooters are a well-used and much loved feature of the experience at Ferry Meadows. Having two of them out of action is a real shame and will mean some of our regular visitors will not be able to enjoy our beautiful park in the same way. We really hope someone knows something that will enable us to retrieve the second scooter and hopefully get the whole fleet back up and running as soon as possible.’ 

If you have any information that will be able to help Nene Park Trust and the Police with their enquiries, please contact [email protected]