Olympic news roundup for 20:51:
- Councils count the cost of London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay | This is Somerset – “The investment we made has proven to be worth every penny and we are in no doubt it will leave a lasting legacy,” said a spokesman for the Trowbridge-based unitary council, who added that the publicity for Wiltshire was valued at “£4 million”. Swindon, Gloucestershire and Somerset said they didn’t s
- Lancashire County Council refuses to reveal Olympic torch relay cost (From Burnley and Pendle Citizen) – Nottingham City Council also did not return any sums.
- £6m cost of Olympic Torch relay – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk – England’s largest local councils spent more than £6 million hosting the Olympic Torch for last year’s Games, figures published on the one-year anniversary of the start of the relay show.
- Olympic torch relay’s golden day left town with bill for £53,000 – Manchester Evening News – Nearly £5,000 went on road closures, barriers and signs, around £730 on volunteer costs, £20,000 on advertising and promotion, £3,700 on events staged on the day and £310 on torch bearers’ support. Another £24,598 was spent on staff costs which went into organising the event, although the council say
- £189k taxpayers bill to host Olympic torch relay in Stoke-on-Trent
- £56k Olympic Torch relay bill for Kirklees council tax payers: Was it worth it? – Local West Yorkshire News – News – Huddersfield Examiner –