I’m not really sure what’s going on. I thought I was booking a service for my mobility scooter but I’m told I must negotiate a downhill slope in some kind of homemade vehicle. I expect this is some kind of ill conceived government-think-tank safety initiative at the tax payers’ expense. Whilst I’m averse to this kind of nanny-state intervention I’m not about to surrender my liberty without a fight. I have some long standing colleagues who are more than willing to back me on this (as long as there’s a toilet nearby and somewhere to sit down). None of us remembers filling in an application form for 'Last of the Summer Wine' either.