Costs of the torch relay procession

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Cost of Olympic Torch Procession

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

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.

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

Yours faithfully

Carol Miers

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Ms Miers,

Information enquiry reference FOI-12-0965.

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on
27 August 2012.

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on or before 24 September 2012.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Miers,

Thank you for your information request of 27 August 2012, made under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). Aberdeen City Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information requested.

Question 1.
Please can you tell me the cost to the council for allowing the Olympic Torch to pass through the county?
The cost of allowing the Olympic Torch to pass through the Aberdeen City Council area was £86,196.

Question 2.
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.
Please refer to attached PDF: FOI-12-0965 - Olympic Torch Parade - Breakdown of Costs PDF.

Question 3.
In addition, could you tell me what income, if any, was earned from the procession from parking, selling advertising space etc.
No additional income was generated for Aberdeen City Council from the procession.

We hope this helps with your request.

Yours sincerely,

Steven Dongworth
Freedom of Information Compliance Officer

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