Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Council's advertising for the O2...

I got an email the other day from the Council...

Catch Motown star Kiki Dee live in concert at Greenwich's indigO2 on 2 October for just £5.

The 1960s singer, who sang the hit 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart', is heading a fabulous line-up of new talent.

To book your tickets call the indigO2 ticket hotline on 0844 844 0002; or book online at or

Find out about all the other great events taking place in Greenwich by using our new what's on calendar at:

My first reaction was that the O2 was short of people again and that the Council had been drafted in to provide some bums on seats. Another example of the Council being given scraps by the O2 when it suited them.

However that's not quite the case.

The £5 tickets are available to anyone not just Greenwich residents, it's no special discount or offer that they're telling us about.

Instead the council are now using their email e-alert system, that we pay for with our Council Tax, to provide advertising for the O2.

Someone might argue back that the Council are just informing us about an event in the borough, which is kind of true but it's not an event the council or local residents have any special part in.

I hope that this isn't the start of a trend and I hope that the Council got paid for the service, well with something other than free tickets for some councillors anyway.

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