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Thursday, 30 June 2011

My God. My council has not boarded the Olympic Gravy train.

I’m shocked. Honesty in Government? Whatever next?

Dear Sir/Madam,

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:

  1. The total number of tickets your organisation applied for
  2. The total amount paid for tickets (or amount outstanding if not yet paid)
  3. 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.

Kind regards

Mr Filthy Engineer

Filthy Towers


And the replies:

Dear Mr Filthy Engineer

Thank you for your email regarding the 2012 Olympics.

I have forwarded your email to the Freedom of Information department, in order that they can respond to your enquiry.

For further information regarding this enquiry please contact the department directly, their contact details are:-

Kind regards


Customer Service Advisor

Dear Mr Filthy Engineer

Thank you for your request for information.

I can confirm that Kent County Council has not applied for any London 2012 Olympic tickets so therefore there will be no cost to KCC.

Best regards

Laura Crawford

Access to Information Officer

Information Resilience & Transparency Team

Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law

Kent County Council, Room B.48, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ

Telephone: 01622 694261, Internal: 7000 4261, Fax: 01622 696075


  1. How many tickets has the shell company the local authority set up for the purpose of buying tickets for Olympic games events, bought?


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