Chalkwell’s biggest yet
The biggest transport operation Chalkwell has ever been responsible for running was successfully completed recently. It involved carrying a total of 6,500 people in a once-in-four year’s international event. The occasion was an international jamboree for 5,500 Scouts and Guides, as well as a support team of 1,000. At one time during the event, held at the Kent County Showground, Chalkwell had 18 vehicles in operation on the job.
Transport Manager, Darren Mitchell, said, ‘It was a massive undertaking and on the whole it ran as smooth as clockwork. Everyone was full of praise for the fantastic job performed by the drivers throughout the jamboree. In particular, a group of 24 guides from Barnsley who were involved in making a large number of cakes and wanted to visit the bakery in London with whom they had worked. The driver who took them also gave them a guided tour of the sights and the guides were talking about their experience for days afterwards. They said he was amazing and they couldn’t speak highly enough of him.’