Cost of Olympic Torch Procession

Juliet Ferguson made this Freedom of Information request to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Juliet Ferguson

Dear Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please can you tell me the cost to the council for allowing the
Olympic Torch to pass through the area covered by the council?

Please could you provide a breakdown of the costs such as extra pay
for staff, extra cost of policing, road closures, branded bunting
and other associated costs.

In addition, could you tell me what income, if any, was earned from
the procession from parking, selling advertising space etc

And finally, if you did have any grant funding or sponsorship, can
you tell me how much was provided by LOCOG?

I would like this information in electronic form. If you require
further clarification, please let me know.

Yours faithfully,

Juliet Ferguson

Information Governance (Social Care & Performance), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Ferguson
 
Freedom of Information request – Ref 4370
 
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Solihull MBC
 
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Haywood, Beverley (Business Transformation Directorate - Solihull MBC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Ferguson

 

Re: FOI Request – Reference Number 4370

 

Further to your request for information received on 5 May, here is our
response:

 

Please can you tell me the cost to the council for allowing the Olympic
Torch to pass through the area covered by the council?

See attached spreadsheet

    

Please could you provide a breakdown of the costs such as extra pay for
staff, extra cost of policing, road closures, branded bunting and other
associated costs.

See attached spreadsheet – This spreadsheet contains the Council’s costs,
we are not aware of the costs associated with the policing

    

In addition, could you tell me what income, if any, was earned from the
procession from parking, selling advertising space etc

None.

 

And finally, if you did have any grant funding or sponsorship, can you
tell me how much was provided by LOCOG?

No funding/grants were received from LOCOG

You may copy, distribute, transmit, adapt or otherwise exploit any
information disclosed to you providing to you that you do so in accordance
with the conditions which can be found on the council’s website
[1]http://www.solihull.gov.uk/about/copyrig....

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Yours sincerely

 

Beverley Haywood

Management Assistant (PA to Ian Ash)

Corporate Performance, Policy and Information Division

Business Transformation Directorate

Solihull MBC

 

Tel: 0121 704 6666

Email: [4][email address]

[5]www.solihull.gov.uk

 

 

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