Friday, May 25, 2007

Free Family Day at Firepower (oh and the Red Bull Air Race)

Greenwich Council have just seemed to announce a free family fun day at the Firepower museum in Woolwich and some other events to celebrate (is that really the right word?) the Royal Artillery leaving Woolwich.

Click here for all the information.

For me that's a cracking one days notice. Did I miss the announcement? Well they only sent out the email about it today (I'm registered to receive e-alerts from the Council). I'm sure that it's not been up on their web site for very long either.

A quick peak at the source of the news page throws up two dates, "issued" on the 21st of May and "modified" on the 25th. It looks like the e-alert was issued on the modified date so I'm thinking there's a good chance that it was sent to the web site on the same day.

Thanks Greenwich. How much notice do they think that families need to plan bank holiday weekend activities?

So what about the Red Bull Air Race?

Well wouldn't this be a great way to inform the public about it and the free tickets for Community Groups (see this story)?

In part the Council agrees with that. It sounds like there will be some form of Council information desk/display/something where "you will also find information about the Tour de France and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games."

No mention of the air race though, and no mention of those free tickets that the Council have been given. Where have they gone and why aren't they telling us about them?

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