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FOI 6009

Cost of Olympic Torch Procession

Request

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.

Response

Please find response to your FOI.
FOI Request 6009
Please can you tell me the cost to the council for allowing the Olympic Torch to pass through the area covered by the council?
1. 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.
• Extra pay for staff – no additional pay as took place on a working Day Friday 6th July
• Cost of policing – This information can be provided by the police, not Brentwood Borough Council.
• No road closure costs were in place – therefore no road closure costs
• No branded bunting was purchased
• Costs that were incurred included the following – Advanced notice signage, marketing materials, photographer, first aid cover and activity providers along the route such as face painters and bouncy castles – Total costs £3644.99
2.In addition, could you tell me what income, if any, was earned from the procession from parking, selling advertising space etc
No income was made from the procession
3. And finally, if you did have any grant funding or sponsorship, can you tell me how much was provided by LOCOG?
No grant funding or sponsorship was provided by LOCOG