The Borough of Poole has revealed that its section of the 2012 Olympic torch route could cost Council Tax payers up to £75,000.
Officially branded materials such as banners, bunting and flags, which will be displayed throughout the summer, will make up the largest allocation, costing £25,000.
£20,000 will also go towards organisation and support for a number of celebrations and sporting events at locations along the route, during the Olympic period.
Events are being shaped by the Borough of Poole, through ongoing engagement with sports clubs, schools and community groups, with activities at Turlin Moor and Branksome Rec already in the pipeline.
It will be the first time in Poole’s history that the Olympic torch will pass through its streets, visiting the communities of Hamworthy, Poole Town, Ashley Cross, Branksome and Wallisdown on 13 July.
The torch will also be making overnight stops in Weymouth and Bournemouth on the 12 and 13 July.
Cllr Judy Butt, Portfolio Holder for Public Engagement and Participation, said: “The 13 July will be a fantastic day for Poole. Communities will come together to celebrate this unique event and there is much to look forward to.”
Cllr Butt was also pleased that “Councillors had decided that this was excellent value of money”, having voted through the proposed budget.
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