Wednesday 19 February 2014
Extra MSA Cobham Welcomes BBC Radio Surrey’s Warm Up Your Winter Tour
This week BBC Surrey radio took the James Cannon Breakfast Show out on the road, broadcasting live from five different locations in Surrey for their Warm up your winter tour to find out how the area copes with the cold weather.
On Thursday 30th of January James Cannon and the Surrey breakfast show team were broadcasting their show live from the Extra Motorway Service Area on the M25 in Cobham, Surrey. The show focussed around the roads and how to stay safe driving in the winter plus took a look at many of the behind the scenes winter operations that take place across the Extra Motorway Service Area Network.
The breakfast show team were at Cobham Motorway Service Area from 6am to 9am, during which they handed out free ice scrapers to passing customers, and to those motorists who heard the broadcast and came along to share their winter driving tips. The highways agency also joined the team to share their expertise on driving conditions in the winter months and how motorists can stay safe on the roads. They brought with them a gritting lorry to demonstrate the size and capacity of the machinery that keep the M25 ice-free.
Ross Mendenhall, Extra Motorway Services Area Manger Commented “We were delighted to have the BBC join us on Thursday and give the listeners tips on how to stay safe on winter roads and more of an insight into our winter operations that help to keep them moving. Not only do we have a team of over 300 staff to ensure we can offer hot and cold food, toilet and changing facilities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; we are also the best equipped group of Motorway Service Areas with dedicated snow ploughs to ensure motorists are able to access the sites during those periods of most need.”
The 4,000 sq metre impressive food court at Cobham incorporates floor to ceiling glass walling, designed to create a light, airy, relaxing and comfortable environment and has seating to accommodate more than 800 customers. Hot and cold food and beverages are available from over 10 retailers including McDonald’s, KFC, Starbucks, M&S Simply Food, Greggs and WHSmith.
There is also an alcohol licensed 75-bedroom Days Inn hotel with a comfortable separate lounge facility, together with a Regus Business Centre, offering a full range of business services and meeting rooms.
Motorists will also find a full range of award winning toilet, changing and shower facilities, dog walking facilities, a children’s play area and ample