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Post  Charly on Fri May 17, 2013 11:22 pm

Have just read a FOI request has revealed the Olympic torch coming through Rochdale and Heywood cost RMBC £53,890! What a Face
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Post  cyfrifia on Sat May 18, 2013 12:21 am

The Olympic torch route was eight thousand miles around the UK. If that's a fairly average cost for a few miles, it must have cost altogether, quite a lot.

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Post  Atlas on Sat May 18, 2013 12:31 am

Far more than they will ever really admit. However it isn't about cost. It's about raising profiles, re-generation and big bucks for the selected few. It's not for you or me as individuals but for the 'state'. Has it done any good. Well - it's better than lobbing bombs about I suppose. Question
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Post  Guest on Sat May 18, 2013 3:17 am

...a spokesman for Rochdale Borough Council said: “It was a once-in-a-generation experience.”

http://rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/127/council-watch/80427/olympic-torch-cost-rochdale-53000

I'm sure all those who have lost their jobs because the council cannot stick to emptying bins and looking after the elderly and instead continue to fritter fifty odd thousand on unnecessary things like this and fifteen grand stupid light fittings and another five grand plus on a piece of 'art', will be delighted at the generational experience - not!

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Post  Charly on Sat May 18, 2013 12:59 pm

Bloody good job its only once in a generation, Rochdale cant afford to keep on wasting money.
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Post  cyfrifia on Sat May 18, 2013 2:25 pm

To whom did RMBC pay £53,890? Would some of it go to the police for looking after the event?

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Post  Charly on Sat May 18, 2013 2:37 pm

The article on RO explains where the money was spent Cyffi.
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Post  cyfrifia on Sat May 18, 2013 2:46 pm

Oh yes, a bit vague as these things usually are. Smile

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