Basildon District Council switched on their Christmas lights on 14th November 2015. They ran a busy programme of events and entertainment through the course of the afternoon, which featured appearances from local bands and celebrities.
From noon until 8pm, the team from the council had to keep the event running smoothly while ensuring that everyone who attended the fun day was safe. Communication is always key for events staff, and Basildon District Council chose to hire two way radios from Brentwood to make sure the whole thing went off without a hitch.
Christmas family fun
Basildon council laid on a varied schedule for the fun-filled Christmas day out, including live performance and a parade through the town.
Affirmation played Savage Garden hits, while Towngate Theatre led a spectacular Christmas parade based on their Jack and the Beanstalk panto. Of course, the parade wouldn’t have been complete without an appearance from Father Christmas.
Ben and Holly, who are the stars of Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom from Nick Jr, switched on the lights at the climax of the day.
Event equipment hire
The team from Basildon District Council used a range of equipment to keep in touch from lunchtime until the final switch-on and closing. They used two way radios to keep in touch, and chose the Motorola DP2400 because of its ease of use and durability.
The team also used different types of audio accessories to make operation simple. Some wore lightweight headsets, while other members of staff used two wire acoustic tube earpieces, which are very discreet and ideal for security staff.
The team used a Motorola DM4400 base station, a Motorola DR3000 repeater and a pump up mast with antenna to keep everyone in touch over the large urban site.
An affordable way to get the right tech
If you’re running annual events or one-off celebrations, buying two way radios can really eat into your budget. With our hire service, you can access the latest communications technology at a price you can afford. We’ll program the radios and give you a full briefing on how to use them, and you can simply return them when the event is done. For more information, contact our friendly hire team on 01245 403520 and find out how affordable two way radio hire can be.