I sent the below E mail to my council a week or so ago. So far they haven’t sent a reply, but just acknowledged it. That’s fine, they’ve still got time.
However if they do reply with the fact they have purchased tickets, then I’d like to know what authority gives them the right to spend taxpayers money in this way?
From: The Filthy Engineer
Sent: 2011/06/08 14:32:11
Subject: FOI Request
I am writing to obtain information about how many tickets your organisation applied for and the total amount spent on tickets for the 2012 Olympics.
To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting:
- The total number of tickets your organisation applied for
- The total amount paid for tickets (or amount outstanding if not yet paid)
- Please break this information down by event
My preferred format to receive this information is electronically, but if that is not possible I will gladly accept letters at the address below.
I would be grateful if you would acknowledge receipt of this request as soon as possible.
The Filthy Engineer
It’s not as if they’ve made poor financial decisions in the past. Oh wait. They lost 50 million of the reserves in the Iceland debacle. (The highest of any county).