Monday, July 02, 2007

Free Tickets for the Red Bull Air Race - Update

I've been sent another response to a Freedom of Information Act request that someone submitted to the Council about the tickets the Council are being given by Red Bull.

The key points are:
  • The Council expects to be given about 3000 tickets. That, they say, is 10% of the tickets for the Greenwich side of the river. There are less tickets available on the other side and it seems that Newham and Tower Hamlets will get there proportion out of those tickets.

  • No tickets have been distributed yet.

  • Once again they say that the Council has written to certain Community groups asking them apply for tickets. The groups they've written to are those that "represent geographical groups - as opposed to special interest groups". That's almost exactly the same wording as they've used before so it might be something they've got ready, perhaps they do see it as a sensitive issue.

  • They say that residents are still being asked to let the Council know if they want tickets so there might still be a chance that some will be available. If you want them, give it a go.
Not that much new there but the explanation of the 10% figure is nice to see.

Once we get closer or past the event I'll see if I can find out where the tickets actually went.

Thanks again to those involved in getting this information to me.

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