Petrol Station Assistance

We received a message today from Elaine who wanted to ask about people’s experiences of assistance at petrol stations.

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She writes; “For the past four years, as my ambulant mobility deteriorated, and after I had my crutches kicked from under me in a petrol station pay queue which damaged my shoulder. I have started using the blue badge services which most Derby stations provide and on the motorways.

However, I was shocked to find that none of the petrol stations in my home town of Buxton offer this service any longer (after Tesco took over the local Esso). I was very nearly marooned there yesterday as I sat with my warning lights flashing in bad weather, with my grandchild in car, on a forecourt that sloped, with pumps I just can’t reach from a wheelchair.

It took over 5 minutes to get staff to come out to talk to me and see what I wanted! The staff refusing to answer my horn and blue badge waving. What are others experience?”

Having never experienced this myself I couldn’t answer, but in time I will have no choice but to ask for assistance.

So we’d like to ask you what your experiences have been, good and bad.

Chris

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One thought on “Petrol Station Assistance

  1. The Osmaston Sainsbury gave me a pointcall fob to gain assistance, and it’s great, but some are on a different older service call which I don’t have. Marketon Esso, Derby are great they even bring shopping out for me. Thanks Elaine and the team there for their help over the last few years.

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