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Bromley Council rejects Olympic tickets offer
Bromley Council rejected the chance to buy Olympic tickets with taxpayers’ money because it says it ‘would not have been appropriate or correct’.
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) sent each of the London councils a form inviting them to apply for tickets from the more than £1.5m pool of seats reserved for the boroughs.
Each council was allowed to apply for 100 at council taxpayers’ expense and the menu including the big events such as the men’s 100m final and the opening and closing ceremonies.
But Bromley was one of the minority which decided to not apply for any events.
Council leader Councillor Stephen Carr said: “As a low spend low council tax authority, residents would rightly expect us to focus on our core objectives and Olympic tickets is certainly not one of them.
“But, as a matter of principle, I really do not think that purchasing tickets with Bromley Council taxpayer monies would have been appropriate or correct and this is why I had no hesitation but to reject any offer of tickets.”