I think that most people know that the Council spent about £95,000 on having a corporate box at the O2 for one year.
About a month ago the council ran a competition to win tickets in the box to see a Prince concert. Only Greenwich Card holders could enter and I mused at the time they were trying to get more people to buy a card to offset the extravagance of the box.
Well they've taken another step now, they're actually selling tickets for the corporate box.
This is the announcement:
GreenwichCard is offering you an exclusive chance to see Prince perform at his sold-out concert on 16 September.
Fifteen tickets for prime seats in the Council's box are available for £31.20 per ticket. There will be a maximum of two tickets per person.
For your chance to snap up your tickets, simply email email@example.com indicating how many you would like to buy and your GreenwichCard number before noon on Monday 10 September. The lucky winners will be contacted by 5pm that day.
Find out more about GreenwichCard offers by following the link below:
On the one hand surely it's a good thing that they're making some money out of the box that they spent so much of our council tax on.
On the other is it legal? Remember that the Council has already got and paid for these seats.
I also can't help but wonder what happened to the tickets for all the other nights...
You'll also note that the offer is more than a bit weird. There's 15 tickets on offer and you can apply for a maximum of 2 tickets. So are they expecting someone to go on their own? On the web page they refer to the "lucky seven people", 7*2 = 14, doesn't it?
Does anyone out there know how many seats the box has? I wonder who's going to be in the other ones.
If anyone does get tickets and go please let me know who was in there with you.