Exeter Community Transport Association

Exeter Community Transport Association

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Exeter Community Transport Association

Ring & Ride


City Sights

Greater Exeter Access Project

The 4Rs Project


A brief history ...

1993: A group of interested people meet to establish Shopmobility for Exeter This group was known as Exeter Community Transport Group. 
Constitution adopted.

1994: Exeter Community Transport Group became a registered charity.

October 1995: Shopmobility Centre opened part time. 

Calypso Mobility Scooter

July 1997: Exeter Taxicard was brought into ECTA. (This has now been rescinded.)

August 1997: Full-time manager appointed.

December 1997: ECTA took over Exeter Ring & Ride.
Two additional part-time members of staff were appointed.

May 1998: Opening hours increased to include Saturday opening, and extra hours for Christmas shopping and special events in the city.

June 2002: New extension to ECTA's office was opened, with more storage space for the thirty vehicles and a large office/meeting room.

June 2003: Leisuremobility launched near Exeter Quay. 
The mobile unit started taking mobility vehicles to events all around Devon.

September 2007: We made the move from our old King William Street location to the new offices in Paris Street, Exeter.

March 2008: ExeAccess, a lottery funded taxi service exclusively for people with mobility issues launches.

April 2009: ECTA open a charity shop (Shop 4 ECTA) opposite its offices in Paris Street.

May 2009: City Sights, a service to provide blind and partially sighted people with a volunteer sighted guide launches.

June 2009: After 6 years of service, Leisuremobility closes.

May 2010: ExeAccess stops operating after over 2 years of carrying passengers.

January 2019: We took possession of our new Ring and Ride mini bus

Looking forward...

What can you do to move ECTA onwards?

Our Trustees:

Chris Gale (Chair)

Janet Gale

Chris Norton

Ian Martin

Percy Prowse

Paul Williams

Niki Warner

Claire-Marie Hunt

The Team:

Mike Ellis (Manager)

Janine Warre (Finance Officer)

Mary Widgery (Reception & Administration)

Janet Newton (Receptionist, Administration & Volunteer Development Officer)

Terry Morgan (Ring & Ride Driver)

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