Over �7,000 spent on Olympics tickets by county

OVER �7,000 has been spent by Hertfordshire County Council on Olympic tickets.

The authority has bought 100 tickets for the canoe and kayaking events, to be held at Lee Valley White Water Centre in the south of the county at a cost of �6,575.

A further five tickets have been bought for the opening ceremony at a cost of �750 and Herts CC will distribute them to deserving youngsters.

Richard Roberts, executive member for Children’s Services, said: “Right from the start we were determined that, if we were lucky enough to get hold of these tickets they should not be given to councillors or employees, but should be used to inspire some of the county’s special children.

“We are still working on the fairest way to share out the tickets to these children as we want to make sure that lots of children share in the county’s history.”

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The ‘special young people’ that will receive the tickets include some of the county council’s wards, young carers and athletes.

They will be accompanied by a family member or carer.

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Herts CC has not yet decided who will receive the tickets.

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