Exmouth Town’s disabled parking project
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Exmouth Town Supporters’ Club would like to announce a fantastic gesture by Devon County Councillors Jeff Trail BEM & Richard Scott, Exmouth Rural Division, who have kindly supported ETSC Community Group by awarding £1,500 towards is Disabled Parking Project.
The financial backing will be put to good use by supplying materials for this project, which again will be worked on by supporters of the club.
The ETSC aim to provide parking spaces near the turnstiles for the valued disabled supporters. The car park is in need of digging out and relaying in that area, so supporters using wheelchairs have a safe flat area to park and gain entry to the ground.
The supporters club have already built a new entrance and path within the football club for better access for all.
Jeff & Richard said: “Over the past number of years, our aim has been to support communities through match funding, thereby, enabling double funding opportunities to those in need. We wish the Town Supporters Group all the very best for the future.
“We also hope our contribution will provide the opportunity for those less able to drive to the Football ground to enjoy the social aspect of what the Club has to offer.”
Martin Cook from the ETSC said: “We are absolutely delighted to get this backing from our DCC councillors and delighted we can crack on with this project.
“We have been so fortunate that some fantastic people are coming out and backing our vision of a facility fit for all and of benefit to our community.
“The car park has not really been fit for purpose and, as part of the renovation, we want to make the ground more accessible for supporters who use a wheelchair, and also for people attending social events at the club.
“It will hopefully improve safety and accessibility for people with a disability.”
The parking project comes hot on the heels of many other schemes undertaken by volunteers and supporters of Exmouth Town during lockdown, including the installation of new turnstiles.