Exeter Community Transport Association
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A brief history ...
1993: A group of interested people meet to establish Shopmobility for Exeter This group was known as Exeter Community Transport Group.
1994: Exeter Community Transport Group became a registered charity.
October 1995: Shopmobility Centre opened part time.
July 1997: Exeter Taxicard was brought into ECTA.
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.
Chris Gale (Chair)
Mike Ellis (Manager)
Janine Warre (Finance Officer)
Mary Widgery (Reception & Administration)
Janet Newton (Receptionist, Administration & Volunteer Development Officer)
Terry Morgan (Ring & Ride Driver)
Clare Chanter (Charity Shop Manager)
Rachel Fishwick (Charity Shop Manager)