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The Wright Room Charter


In memory of David Wright

30 April 1961 – 9 December 2014



David, a key member of the Nightcap team, fought for decent single room accommodation for drivers on skiing and other trips abroad.  At the time of his death, a plan to produce a driver’s charter to establish a minimum standard for rooms used by coach drivers was under way, with the aim of ensuring all drivers would be able to rest, relax and crucially, get undisturbed sleep. With permission from David’s family, it has been agreed to call this document The Wright Room Charter.

Minimum standards

Hotel rooms should be single and complete with an en-suite in a quiet area of the hotel.  No drivers are to be provided with a room above hot, noisy kitchens, above an entertainment area, near lift shafts or fire doors that are in continual use and creating a disturbance. Rooms should have TV, radio and a facility to make hot drinks.There should be well appointed public areas with a restaurant or dining room open to residents for breakfast, lunch and evening meals and the hotel should employ uniformed staff.

B & B must one room per driver to include an en-suite and breakfast must include high quality ingredients and fresh produce so drivers can start the day off properly. Rooms must have TV, radio and a facility to make hot drinks.

Self-catering  must be of a good standard, with high quality furnishings.  The kitchen area must have an excellent range of kitchen appliances, cookware, crockery, cutlery and utensils, all in pristine condition.  Freshly laundered bedding linen and towels must be provided. The accommodation must provide a bedroom for each driver, living area and bathroom.

Apartments must have clearly defined areas, keeping single rooms with en-suite in a different area from the shared living area and kitchen.  Freshly laundered bed linen and towels must be provided.

Adventure activity sites should provide drivers with well-appointed chalets that include a kitchen that is well stocked with kitchenware/crockery that is clean, a cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle and washing machine. Freshly laundered bed linen and towels must be provided.  Each chalet must have its own bathroom and a bedroom per driver. Bedrooms must house a full size adult bed with facility to hang clothes. Chalets must be situated away from the main party.