Costs of Olympic Torch Procession

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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

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

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,

Steve Walker

Dot Beezley, Warwickshire County Council

Dear Mr Walker
Your request for information has now been considered and I am able to
provide you with the information you have requested.
You asked us to provide details of the cost to the council for allowing
the Olympic Torch to pass through the county.
Warwickshire County Council spent £79,271 on the torch relay.  The
greatest part of this was the costs for traffic management pre-planning
and on the two days the torch was in Warwickshire, but also included such
things as free provision of park and ride facilities in Stratford,
barriers, traffic regulation orders etc.
Warwickshire Police paid for extra policing and the District and Borough
Councils paid for street bunting and some stewards. 
If you wish to obtain information about the cost to the Police please
Freedom of Information, Information Compliance Office, Warwickshire
Police, Newbold Road, Rugby, 
CV21 2DH.
The addresses for the Boroughs and Districts are printed below.
Freedom of Information Officer
Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council,
Town Hall, Coton Road,
CV11 5AA
Freedom of Information Officer 
Stratford on Avon District Council
Elizabeth House,
Church Street,
CV37 6HX
Freedom of Information Officer 
Rugby Borough Council 
Town Hall, Evreux Way
CV21 2RR
Freedom of Information Officer 
Warwick District Council
Riverside House
Milverton Hill
Royal Leamington Spa
CV32 5HZ
Freedom of Information Officer 
North Warwickshire Borough Council
South Street
Warwickshire County Council received no grant from LOCOG.
Under the rules of set by LOCOG we were specifically not allowed to sell
advertising space so there was no income from this.
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Dear Dot,

Thank you for the very fast reply - but could you please give me a breakdown of the cost by item?

Yours sincerely,

Steve Walker

Dot Beezley, Warwickshire County Council

Dear Mr Walker 
Here is the additional information that you have requested.  I hope this
is satisfactory.

Staff costs              £32,503


Co-ordination of the plans to get the torch through Warwickshire and
Traffic Safety staff arranging legal side, traffic orders, plans and
statements of reason etc.


Please note £25,997 of this figure was for a temporary member of staff,
the rest was for existing staff working in traffic safety, and their time
was charged out to the Olympics.


Statutory Notices (advertising)     £2,556


Highway Traffic management       £37,134


Purchase of Olympic Torches      £3,980


Contribution to Stratford Park & Ride      £1,300


Marketing     £305


Equipment    £1,493


Total cost £79,271


Dot Beezley
Freedom of Information- Administrative Assistant

On 27 March 2013 23:16, Steve Walker
<[1][FOI #154303 email]> wrote:

     Dear Dot,

     Thank you for the very fast reply - but could you please give me a
     breakdown of the cost by item?

     Yours sincerely,

     Steve Walker

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Dear Dot,

Fantastic - many thanks!

Yours sincerely,

Steve Walker