The Shopmobility service is located in the Princesshay Shopping Centre. They hire out wheelchairs and motorised scooters to improve access to the city centre. Devon’s Ring & Ride’s minibus is also located here and offers a comfortable waiting room. www.exetercta.co.uk
Shopmobility is available for anyone, any age, no matter whether their mobility difficulty is temporary or permanent. The service is available to residents and visitors in Exeter. Free parking for Shopmobility users is available on level three of the Princesshay Car Park.
Blue Badge holders can park for free in all City Council car parks, except for Guildhall & Mary Arches Street car parks, provided a valid blue badge is displayed. Wide parking bays are available for motorists who are mobility impaired in most car parks.
Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets located in Princesshay, has a loop system for deaf and hard of hearing visitors
Facilities for disabled visitors
Paris Street Bus Station:
Public toilets here have provision for users who are mobility impaired and are open from 7am to 10.30pm. Parking is available adjacent to the facility.
High Street area:
Exeter’s High Street is reasonably level with only a slight incline as you go up it in the direction of Princesshay. Public toilets for people who are mobility impaired are located just behind the High Street (near St Stephen’s Church) on the ground floor of St Stephen’s House at 9 Catherine Street. Marks and Spencer and House of Fraser located in the High Street also have accessible toilet facilities for their customers, normally open during all opening hours.
Princesshay Shopping Centre:
A modern shopping centre that is mainly flat, with wide walkways designed to allow easy wheelchair access to shops and restaurants. Changing Places toilets are available for people with physical and learning impairments at St Stephen’s House, in Catherine Street.
Guildhall Shopping Centre:
Undercover shops are on two levels here. Entrance to the upper shopping level and the Guildhall Car Park (on level three) is via a lift. Public toilets for people who are mobility impaired are on the ground level.
Harlequins Shopping Centre:
This shopping area is completely undercover. The nearest toilets for people who are mobility impaired are located in the nearby Guildhall Shopping Centre.
Filled with unique independent retailers has a steep incline leading down towards the Quayside area.
There are a number of short, medium and long stay car parks in the city of Exeter, please click here to visit the Exeter City Council for more information on location and charges.
Community, Equality, Disability Action
The Exeter BID has been working with local organisations to promote awareness for Autism and Dementia.
Together with CEDA – Community, Equality, Disability Action – the BID is looking at ways to provide training and support to BID members. The BID team, including the Welcome Team, have received Autism awareness training.
The Clare Milne Centre
Exeter Business Park
The Exeter BID are also working with Exeter Dementia Action Alliance to promote awareness of the issues affecting those living with dementia, their families and carers. Members of the BID team and the Welcome Team have attended a dementia awareness session and have met with other member organisations to look at ways in which the BID can offer support amongst the BID levy paying community.