Cost of tickets too businesses to attend the Open golf championship.

Michael Edwards made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
Please provide me with the full cost of tickets provided too businesses by Wirral Council to attend the Open Golf Championship and a breakdown of the tickets given to each company.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Edwards

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Morning

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act.

 

Please find attached a spreadsheet detailing the businesses that received
tickets for the Open Golf Championship. The price of the tickets purchased
was £75 each.

 

Kind regards,

 

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Tracy O'Hare

Information Management

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Wirral Council

 

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john hardaker left an annotation ()

At a rough count there were 154 tickets handed out to these companies at a cost of £11,550.00 Plus approx. £17300,00 for councillors & officers, and without breaking any confidential information and naming the companies who are in contract discussions with the council
I think it worth asking the council how many tickets were purchased on behalf of these companies. also how much was spent on corporate entertaining these 150 plus ticket holders.

Michael Edwards left an annotation ()

In total £28,000 paid for tickets to a golf tournament in light of recent job loss announcements and lyndale school closure this is an absolute disgrace also add on another £30,000 for entertaining these businesses and councillors = shameful.