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I thought I should tell you that your driver, B, did an excellent job for us yesterday for our trip to the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton. He chose a very good route that got us there in good time and was most pleasant and helpful. It all helped to make the evening very enjoyable. HB of Local Interest Group, Chichester, West Sussex
On behalf of the Emsworth Horticultural Society, I should like to thank you very much for taking us on our excellent trip to Whitchurch. The coach was in extremely good condition and your driver, M, was helpful , pleasant, courteous, friendly and a highly competent driver. This was the general opinion with no criticisms. I should be happy to recommend Woods and your driver without any hesitation. Group Organiser of Local Horticultural Society, West Sussex
Thank you so very much for all you did in sorting out the trip for us. We had a truly wonderful day, it was better than I had expected and I have had a lot of thank you emails this morning. The meal in the Army museum worked out very well and as you had said it was next door. The coach was up to your usual high standards as too was the driver, who was very helpful and I hope he too enjoyed his time with us. So thank you again for your hard work in sorting the day out. MN of local church group, Portsmouth, Hants
I know I speak for everyone who travelled on our excursion to Watts Gallery yesterday when I say how much we all enjoyed the day in spite of the wet weather. We arrived at Forest Lodge Garden Centre in fine style as the traffic was light so we had plenty of time for leisurely coffee and cake plus a bit of retail therapy. Our contact was waiting for us when we arrived at Watts and was very welcoming. The majority of us walked up to the Chapel and Cemetery, which did not disappoint, before we settled down to a delicious buffet lunch. We had plenty of time after lunch to look around the Gallery, Studio and speak to the Artists in Residence. All in all a great day out and special thanks to C, our driver, for driving us in such appalling weather and also many thanks to your tours department for making all the arrangements. SP, Group Organiser of local WI Group, West Sussex
Our trip to Kingston Lacy and the quirky Russell-Cotes gallery yesterday was a great success and everyone commented how good, helpful and jolly our driver, D, was. We would love to have him again if at all possible. Thank you and best wishes. LB, Group Organiser of local Arts Society, West Sussex
I just want to say what a pleasure it was yesterday to travel on one of your coaches with your excellent and extremely helpful driver, J. She was so friendly and gave us a really comfortable and scenic drive. She could not have done more to make our trip a happy one. Thanks so much from all of us. We look forward to travelling with Woods on our next outing in the autumn. DS, group leader of local society group, West Sussex
Just a quick note to say how delighted we were regarding our Suffolk trip that you ran for us. The hotel worked very well, the gardens we visited were fabulous and S, our driver, was a complete delight. It has been so successful that instead of waiting two years before the idea of another one, our members don't want to wait that long and so the committee are now planning to do one next year! We will be in touch sooner that I thought! J, Organiser for local garden club, West Sussex
Having just returned from a great visit to Gorron, France with Woods, I should like to thank your company and especially T, our driver, for making our trip so enjoyable. T was wonderful and so accommodating in taking us along with our French friends on visits. It made the visit so much more enjoyable having him looking after us. Always cheerful and helpful in making the organisation so much easier for me. We will definitely recommend your company to other groups. SL, Group Organiser of local twinning association, Hampshire
I just wanted to thank you on behalf of the committee for an excellent experience with Woods Travel yesterday to Borde Hill. P was an excellent and friendly driver. The coach was extremely comfortable and everything ran like clockwork. We look forward to using you for the rest of this year and as I am taking over all the trips next year, look forward to a happy working relationship with your company. JR, Chairperson of local garden club, West Sussex
I am writing to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the work and dedication you put into providing the transport for our guests. We in Rotary have always been cognisant of the fact that for many of our guests contact with others in a social environment is limited or sadly, for some, non-existent. Through the Riverside Concert we are able, with the invaluable support of organisations such as Woods, to offer an evening of music, laughter and most importantly companionship. We wish to convey our gratitude and congratulations to all in your company involved in ensuring an evening that will be remembered by many with fondness and smiles, and we look forward to arranging other events with you in the future. JBD, Chairman of local Rotary Club, Bognor Regis
Just to say thanks for your help in making our week in Torquay a great one. Everyone enjoyed themselves and a big thank you to S, our driver. His careful driving, and helpful and friendly manner were appreciated by all. You may have heard, but we ended up hosting a group from Doncaster! We have received positive feedback from them and been asked by their tour operator to host a joint venture next year. JMT of local interest group, Rustington, West Sussex
We had an excellent day on Thursday to Theatre Royal, Brighton, and our drivers, P and B did us proud, getting us there and back without any hold-ups. They are both excellent drivers and get on well with all our members. The two coaches too were very good – both new and comfortable etc. Thanks again for all your help. MR of local Theatre Group, West Sussex
I just wanted you to know how pleased we all were with our trip to Sonning for the theatre yesterday. Our drivers, J and C, obviously took a great deal of trouble beforehand to decide on the route to take so that we arrived in good time, particularly in view of the fact that it was Henley Week. Both coaches arrived in time for lunch before the show. To avoid the motorways on the journey home (as it would be during rush hour), J took us on a particularly good and very pleasant ride through the countryside, arriving home an hour earlier than expected which made the end of a really perfect day. MR of local Theatre Group, West Sussex
Having just returned from a lovely five day coach holiday in Harrogate, I would like to convey to Woods how grateful we were for the wonderful attention given to us by B, our coach driver. He is an amazing driver and a very kind and helpful gentleman. I do hope that Woods value him as much as we did. NL & AL of Local Special Interest Group, Chichester
A brief note to thank you for all your help in planning the trip to Moreton and Kingston Lacy last Thursday. Both were so interesting that we could have spent longer at both! A special thank you to L, the driver. He was an excellent, careful and considerate driver and very patient - especially on the very slow, traffic congested return journey. Without exception everyone said what an enjoyable day it had been. DB, Group Organiser for local Friends Group, Chichester
Many thanks for organising us such a great day at Exbury Gardens. Everybody was very complimentary about the day’s outing. In addition, can you please pass on my thanks to our driver, J. Not only did she provide us with very calm journeys but she also provided a very warm welcome and commentary that we do not normally receive. Many thanks and kind regards. SJ, Group Organiser of Local Interest Group, Chichester
Just a quick line to say how much we enjoyed the Saturday excursion to the Army v Navy Rugby at Twickenham, and most of it was down to the sterling support and help from your driver. In fact we have had comments on our Facebook page stating how much our customers appreciated his involvement. Please could you pass on my heartfelt thanks to him and also to you all for your support again this year. We shall certainly be using Woods Travel again next year. OJ, Group Organiser of local public house, Waterlooville
Thank you for your Welcome Home message which I have just received. I was on the point of writing to let you know that all plans went well for the U3A visit. The system of picking up at collective points worked very well. We were impressed with the Fred Olsen "Black Watch" cruise ship, which was much enjoyed by those members who were new to the cruising world. All timings worked out well, with the Guide awaiting us in Liverpool. The much awaited Terracotta Army Exhibition was excellent, just the right amount of time before folks became tired. Our Guide for the town of Chester was most pleasant with some free time to look around the town. We were pleased to have a short lunch break in Stratford upon Avon on the way home, and amazingly we arrived in Guildford at the exact designated time shown on our Documents. I would particularly like to say how pleased I was to have E as our Driver. His peaceful demeanour and careful driving made us all feel safe and comfortable. Also he was very obliging with the help he offered to some of our elderly members. In all we enjoyed a most successful holiday. I shall be happy to travel with Woods again. JY, U3A Group Leader, Surrey
We would like to thank you for your support for our journey to and from Wales last week. G was a wonderful driver, had prepared well and drove very safely. We were able to get out for two hours on the Wednesday afternoon and some of the sisters used the minibus for a trip to see Conwy Castle and we got back in time for the afternoon session. From start to finish we are very happy with Woods Travel and will definitely advertise it to anyone who asks us. We will also have no hesitation is using Woods Travel ourselves in the future, though we don't actually go out much. With our gratitude and best wishes. Sisters from local Convent, Arundel, W Sussex
Our Rotary Club used one of your vehicles last week for a trip to RAF Lakenheath on Friday 13th April. On behalf of my club I would like to thank you for the excellent service you supplied. The coach was very clean and comfortable and we had an excellent driver. Many thanks. RR, Group Organiser of local Rotary Club, Chichester
We have both been Members of the Society since 2011 and have taken part in and have experienced a very large number of outings and holidays planned and organised by your staff and we are very grateful for the help and assistance we always get from M and J in your Tours department, so please pass on my grateful thanks to them. SJ, Group Organiser of Local Interest Group, Chichester
On behalf of the horticultural society, I should like to thank you for the excellent coach and driver you gave us for our trip to Pembury House and Nymans. The whole day went without a hitch. The driver, L, was extremely helpful and friendly. AA of Local Horticultural Society, Hampshire
I just want to thank you for arranging the trip to the Poppy factory for us. We all enjoyed it very much. Would you kindly thank the driver, G, for his careful driving and his pleasant and helpful manor. All very much appreciated. MN of Local Inner Wheel Organisation, Hampshire
Yesterday, the Theatre Club went to Southampton for a show at the Mayflower. I should just like to say how good I thought J, our driver in coach B, was. She got on well with everyone in the coach, her personality was good and she was a safe and confident driver. The journey there was very good from a timing point of view, as was the return, apart from the usual hold-ups as you approach the roundabouts. She added to a very good day. P, the driver in coach A, was his usual good and cheerful self, getting on well with his passengers. Please pass our thanks to both of them. MR of local Theatre Group, West Sussex
Woods has earned full marks here. A really good outing to Osborne House. We shall certainly recommend you - well done. CT of Local Probus Club, West Sussex
The cruise was excellent, as was the fish and chip lunch. We had a guided tour around Poole Harbour with all of the features and points of interest made known to us. We had a fantastic day. Not only because the weather exceeded all expectations, but because we all had such a great day. Everybody enjoyed the RNLI tour and our guides provided a wealth of information in a very informal way which was appreciated. I suppose the highlight of the tour was the lifeboat simulator where two of our Members were able to ‘take control’ of a lifeboat attending an incident off Dover Harbour. Whilst this was a serious matter it was treated in a light-hearted manner which we all enjoyed. I would thoroughly recommend both of these tours and by combining them together they make a really interesting and enjoyable day out. Can I also say thank you to our driver. Not only was she very considerate and helpful she also drove in a calm manner. SJ, Group Organiser of Local Interest Group, Chichester
I would just like to say a very big thank you. We had a marvellous trip up to Clitheroe and our tour driver was superb, despite the very narrow country lanes she had to manoeuvre through with such a big coach. She's a first class driver and joined in with us in all that we did. Thank you. SR, Group Organiser of Local Trefoil Guild
Loire Valley Tour - Just a quick note of thanks for hosting this tour and to thank your transfer drivers and P for the excellent work. P was an excellent driver for the whole 8 days, making sure that we met our timescales and generally ensuring that we had a good time. I & LC, from a local Winemaking Group
Hi, this is the first time I've done this but your coach and driver were so good on Saturday that I wanted to give you the positive feedback. We traveled from Portsmouth to London that day and the coach was lovely - clean and well equipped and with a working toilet which was essential for us. But what made the experience so good was the driver C. He was professional, friendly and helpful at all times. He left clear instructions as to where our pick up point was and was in that exact place and he didn't get grumpy (unlike some of our party) even when one of the passengers was late for the coach home. We all remarked on how nice he was and cannot praise him enough. LS, passenger on a local Union outing
Just to let you know that our trip to Brighton went very well. We appreciated the large coach and K was an excellent driver and most helpful. The i360 flight went well and the meal in the Belle Vue restaurant was good. A very enjoyable outing, so thank you for your help and efficient organisation! H.B, Group Organiser of a Rotary Club in Brighton
I wanted to write and thank everyone involved with our coach transfers to and from Chichester to Heathrow last week. Each journey went smoothly and promptly according to plan. The pick-up service at Heathrow worked exactly as I explained, and even with one lot of passengers slightly delayed by a briefly mislaid bag and another arriving about twenty minutes early, your drivers dealt with each situation calmly and helpfully and even managed to make up time on traffic delays. We were most impressed with the service you provided, and would certainly consider using it again. Our visit was most successful, with warm and sunny weather, and everyone remarked on the smoothness of the organisation, helped in no small way by the efficiency at this end. With thanks and best regards, A.L, Group Organiser of a Local Singing Group
I just wanted to say a big thank-you from the Goring residents association for an excellent shopping trip yesterday. The coach was very comfortable and the driver R was superb. Thankyou for making it such a successful day. AC, Social Secretary of Goring Residents Association
I would like to give brief feedback on our excursion to Sheffield Park. Our driver for the day from the outset helped make the day a great success. He is a careful and considerate driver, mindful of the safety and security of his passengers. He was most helpful and charming to our band of mainly elderly travellers and was efficient and patient with us all. We look forward to using Woods Travel Group in 2017. TD, Group Organiser of a local Garden Association
I just wanted to say that C, who drove us from Chichester to the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton yesterday evening, provided an excellent service both in relation to his driving and his very pleasant and helpful manner. It was a pleasure to travel with him and I hope that will be possible again on some future occasion. Best Wishes, HB, Membership Secretery of a Local Group, West Sussex
We had a most successful wine trip to the Alsace area of France in June with E. As ever, he is the perfect driver, always helpful, always witty and so very knowledgeable about the area (wherever you seem to go!) The only problem is – he will have to retire sometime! We do not look forward to that day!!!! Thanks to Woods staff and directors for everything. A great holiday again. AB, Organiser for a local U3A Group, West Sussex
Just to say thank you for the wonderful way your drive, L, looked after our ladies yesterday on the trip to Bramber. He was especially kind to our oldest member (93 years young) and treated her as though she was his family. If he is available when we next use your coaches may we have him please! Again our thanks. TR, Group Organiser of a Local WI Group, West Sussex
Dear D, A big thank you to you and all your colleagues at Woods for making the trip so enjoyable. Needless to say, as the group organiser, I become the first port of call if anything goes wrong. I didn't receive a single complaint mainly due to the professional way the trip was organised. K, the driver, was excellent especially when faced with some very difficult driving conditions. Many of the group made a point of saying how they felt safe and comfortable throughout the trip. SR, Organiser for a Local Retired Police Luncheon Club, West Sussex
Just to say 'Thank-you' for all your help in arranging our trip to Guernsey. Paul was excellent, even staying with us at Poole until he had it confirmed we were leaving on time. Much appreciated and, as always, he was courteous and thoughtful with assisting our Group on the first leg of the Holiday. They haven't stopped since we arrived - out along the coastal paths bird-watching, catching the Ferry and visiting Sark, even hiring bicycles so they could see all of the Island. We will have our guided tour tomorrow, and whatever the weather, they are determined to have a wonderful week. Thank-you again for your patience, professionalism and assistance in under-pinning the every detail of our trip. D.B, Organiser for a Local Natural History Society, West Sussex
Thank you for organising a very successful trip to the Festival of Quilts. Everything went so smoothly and leisurely and enjoyed by the majority. The garden centre stop was brilliant for the welcome break. The evening meal was good and ended the day happily. Our driver, T was so pleasant and helpful. A big thank you goes to him. Will certainly recommend your services and will use your expertise again. MH, Group Organiser of a Local Patchworkers Society, (Private Group Tour)
We had a lovely trip to Southbourne today and I just wanted to say what a charming young man our driver P was, he was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We shall be requesting him again!! The coach was very comfortable as well. Thank you again for helping us to have a great day out. TF, Group Organiser for a Local Bowling Club, West Sussex
Good morning, on behalf of all passengers I wish to express our sincere thanks for the way we were looked after on yesterday's trip. Your driver could not have been more caring for the "mature" people that we are - please say a big thank you to him. An excellent ambassador for Woods Coaches. BC, Group Organiser for a Local Church in West Sussex
I would like to thank you and your team on behalf of all those who went to Cricket St Thomas. We all had a brilliant time and, as the group leader, I never received a single word of complaint. Your organisation was second to none and the manner you dealt with any problems that arose was not only professional but compassionate. E the driver, was a fine example of the professionalism of the Woods company. On time, friendly, and full of information. His driving was exemplary and the whole group asked if he would drive us again. Once again a big thank you for making the break such a pleasure. SR, Group Organiser, West Sussex (Private Group Tour)
Thank you so much for our wonderful trip to Derbyshire. It was a great success thanks to you as a very caring company and to P our excellent driver, whose ability knew no bounds. I think it was "inches" in some cases when turning into narrow lanes! The coach was more than we could have hoped for with plenty of leg room for senior citizens. The feedback I have had from everyone on the tour is "wonderful, when can we go again?" Thank you again to all your staff. ST, Group Organiser for a local Horticultural Society, West Sussex (Private Group Tour)
Thank you to you and your colleagues for your help with arranging yesterday's very successful visit to the Towner Gallery and Ditchling Museum for us. Yet again we had a very enjoyable day and all the travel arrangements worked out very smoothly. Please pass on our particular thanks to P who looked after us very well - as usual. We are delighted that he seems to be becoming our 'regular' driver and look forward to meeting up with him again. MR, Group Organiser for a local DFAS Society, West Sussex