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FOI 7478

Hiring Celebrities

Request

Please can you give me details on the amount of money spent hiring celebrities. They may have been hired to present awards, record video/audio clips, turn on Christmas lights, visit a local school or for any other purpose.

Going back to May 6, 2010, please state:

1) Which celebrity was hired to make an appearance

2) What they were hired to do

3) When they were hired

4) How much they were paid

5) Were they given anything in lieu of payment - eg night in a hotel, cab fares etc

6) In some instances a celebrity may have asked the money be paid to charity. If you have a record of this, please say

Response

Please can you give me details on the amount of money spent hiring celebrities. They may have been hired to present awards, record video/audio clips, turn on Christmas lights, visit a local school or for any other purpose.

Going back to May 6, 2010, please state:

1) Which celebrity was hired to make an appearance
Brentwood Borough Council has not hired any celebrities for any of the above activities. Eric Pickles (MP for Brentwood and Ongar) was invited (not hired) to attend a presentation where Brentwood receiving Fairtrade Status in December 2011
2) What they were hired to do
See above
3) When they were hired
Not applicable
4) How much they were paid
£0
5) Were they given anything in lieu of payment - eg night in a hotel, cab fares etc
No
6) In some instances a celebrity may have asked the money be paid to charity. If you have a record of this, please say
Not applicable