Meet the man who helped bring thousands of people to the air show without a hitch

PUBLISHED: 15:10 17 June 2018 | UPDATED: 20:34 17 June 2018

Mervyn Lambert Picture: Anthony Carroll

Mervyn Lambert Picture: Anthony Carroll


The man who helped to bring tens of thousands of people to the Great Yarmouth Air Show has called it the most hi-tech and sophisticated event of its kind in Norfolk.

Mervyn Lambert is the managing director of MLP Traffic Ltd and did the traffic plan for the show.

He said it brought him great satisfaction to see travel arrangements had gone smoothly in what he called the most sophisticated transport scheme of its kind in the Norfolk.

He said: “We planned and are responsible for making sure the traffic gets in and out of the show successfully without undue delay.

“It is about looking at current traffic flows and seeing what is best and we worked closely with First Bus and the local council and the police to ascertain what is the best way to get thousands of people in Yarmouth successfully.

“Planning is the key and the correct location of the park and rides is part of the key.

“Part of the key was actually taking the park and rides away from the Acle Straight so a lot of the traffic was diverted away from the A47 and the Acle roundabout to the north of the town. It was a planned strategy.

“What I can say is this is the most highly sophisticated and hi-tech traffic management of an event Norfolk has ever seen.

“It has been in planning for two and a half years because obviously it was cancelled last year. We have had probably in excess of 50 meetings with the relevant authorities as part of this to make this air show a success. There has been a lot of hard work behind the scenes.”

Related articles

Other News

Norwich City star and social media king Timm Klose has struck again with a shout-out video for a Norfolk pub.

Yesterday, 17:31

Details of a third arson attack involving a makeshift petrol bomb have come to light as police increase patrols.

Yesterday, 15:59

A mother has dedicated her debut novel to the memory of her daughter, who died in a car crash on her way to school.

Yesterday, 13:22

This was the dramatic moment a car went up in flames after being targeted by arsonists.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:31

Details of a third arson attack involving a makeshift petrol bomb have come to light as police increase patrols.

Read more
Fri, 12:36

Footage has emerged of a motorbike rider who according to onlookers had no helmet or number plate driving recklessly in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Monday, August 6, 2018

Searches are taking place for a 12-year-old boy who has gone missing from home.

Read more
Trafalgar College
Wed, 21:03

Two cases of a mystery illness that can kill dogs walked in woodland have been reported to a Norfolk vets after a break of several years.

Read more
Mon, 15:30

Emergency services rushed to the scene of an industrial accident where a wall fell onto a man in the Cobholm area of Great Yarmouth.

Read more

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy