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  1. Yes I did it was their error and they apologised.
  2. I have now been in touch with the Company that supplied the scooter and they have informed me that I have nothing to worry about as there is no such thing as a MOT for mobility scooters. Here is the latest Government directive about road tax which I might add is about as clear as mud. 01 October 2014 sees the end of the road for UK Tax Discs Most of you will or should already know that last December it was announced that this year will see the end of car tax discs in the UK. This will officially happen on the 1st of October, signalling the end of little rituals such as removing the circular tax disc from its square perforated paper and then trying to not only fit it into the disc holder, but attempt to get that disc holder to stay on the windscreen. This little piece of paper has been used since 1921 but is now to be extinct as all car tax records will be done digitally on databases. Visual checks on tax discs are very rarely done these days, in fact dropping by 75% in the last three years. How does this affect Mobility Scooter or Powered Wheelchair owners who register their vehicle? To meet the current legal requirements for Class 3 mobility scooters & powered wheelchairs, if you purchase a scooter or powered wheelchair capable of speed above 4mph and with a maximum speed of 8mph for road use, you must register the scooter with the local DVLA office. From 01 October 2014, the process for registering and applying for a “free” tax disc remains the same. The only change is that the owner will not receive a physical disc to display so the DVLA are advising that all users should carry a note of their registration number with them in case they get stopped by the Police. Update on tax discs for Class 3 Mobility Scooter ownersCan they still tell who has not paid Car Tax or registered mobility scooters? Yes, one of the main reasons for the change was due to the fact that the amount of visual checks performed by both the police and DVLA has dropped dramatically in the past five years. This is simply because databases easily flag up those that have not paid road tax or registered mobility scooters and the police can easily check through the use of number plate recognition cameras.This has led to there really being no point in having a visual disc on cars anymore and the potential for some big savings to be made. A mobility scooter or powered wheelchair is exempt from vehicle tax, however the owner still needs to apply for a tax disc for the vehicle and renew the application annually, even if they don't need to pay vehicle tax or display the 'nil value disc' on the scooter any longer under the new regulations from 01 October 2014. For further information contact the DVLA or visit the website https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-exempt-from-car-tax So What Does This Mean? It means that there are going to be substantial savings on the admin costs regarding car tax, around £7 million apparently. Some of this will even be passed down to motorists, with the previous additional 10% being added to the amount for drivers that opt to pay every six months being dropped by 5%. It will also mean far less hassle as the whole system is being modernised. Motorists will now be able to pay by direct debit, meaning no lengthy waits at the post office and the ability to pay small amounts each month rather than larger sums every 6 or 12 months.
  3. It is a class 3 scooter, I am already the registered keeper and I have the Log Book in front of me right now.
  4. I have just received a warning letter from DVLA informing me that my mobility scooter wasn't taxed. However when I tried to renew online I was told that it could not be done as it does not have an MOT in force. I don't understand this at all as it was only bought new on 11/10/14. I did not even know that they had to be tested at all.
  5. Hello Friend, You are spot on the ball. Thank you so much yes it is Peter Billington who I am trying to locate. Its amazing how the mind plays tricks on you as I have been searching for the wrong name. Once again may I thank you for your invaluable help. Trevor Staniforth
  6. Hi I am looking for an old school friend from 1955. His name is Peter Billington. We were in Curley Whittams class in 1955 at Norfolk Sec. Mod on Craddock Road. He lived on Manor Lane just below Scholey's grocery shop and I believe that he had 2 or 3 sisters. I recall him telling me that the famous actress Shirley Eaton was his cousin. If any of you have any information at all then I would love to hear from you
  7. Hi I remember Dot she married Alan Strafford who sadly is no longer with us. In later life Dot became a Sheffield magistrate. Unfortunately I have lost touch but have many happy memories of them all.
  8. Thanks for your reply Jim, I have just slightly amended my post to add if anyone recalls them as actually being on Ecclesall Road.
  9. Does anyone remember the small Greek owned steak restaurant that was situated on Ecclesall Road in the early 70s on the left going up and opposite the Nursery Tavern. It was run by a very amiable Greek chap and his lovely wife. They did a sirloin steak to die for.I believe that they moved after falling foul of the local licensing laws I recall that they moved to a new venue in the city centre and opened up as the Venus Steak house. I would love to hear what became of them if any one remembers and also if anyone recalls them as actually being on Ecclesall Road
  10. Does anyone remember the small Greek owned steak restaurant that was situated on Ecclesall Road in the early 70s on the left going up and opposite the Nursery Tavern. They did a sirloin steak to die for. I believe that they moved after falling foul of the local licensing laws.
  11. Hi, The district nurse comes to see me every Tuesday to service my Peg Tube that is used to take my medication and liquid Fortisip food. This always used to be in a morning which was very suitable as it meant that I was able to plan my meal times, medication and appointments etc. for the afternoon. However for the past few months they have been turning up at any old time and some times not at all. I have tried to get a reason for this without success. Another problem that I have is that I am unable to speak to any one on the phone as due to major jaw surgery for cancer I am unable to eat, drink or talk properly at all and making normal communication impossible. I would not think that it wouldn't be unreasonable to have a visit say within a 4 hour time scale but they just don't seem to be interested in helping.
  12. Hi thanks for your reply I already have a good size SD card installed and I have already moved 71 apps to it this is leaving 103 apps that cannot be moved. Device capacity 16.00GB System memory 5.54GB Used space 4.72GB Cached data 2.99MB Miscellaneous files 5.33GB Available space 416MB SD card Total space 3123GB Available space 30.53GB So perhaps you can now understand why I need the extra system memory.
  13. Hi forum members this is my post regarding bumping the internal memory to 64GB on my phone. I live in Sheffield Yorkshire England and I wondered if on of the forum members could recommend a dealer would be able to do this for me locally. Regards
  14. Help needed please has any one out there managed to get a permit for a Pride Victory 4 mobility scooter class 2 and if so how as I have just been refused a permit for mine.
  15. Could the withdrawal of the freebie bus service be a factor or is it just a sign of the times.
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