Answers emerge following question on Jubilee events

Diamond Jubilee in South Northants - Queen Tribute
Diamond Jubilee in South Northants - Queen Tribute
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Questions about the cost of Brackley’s Jubilee celebrations are beginning to be answered.

It had been feared the town’s council tax payer would have made a huge loss over the rain soaked weekend.

Figures on the weekend were discussed to during Brackley Town Council’s last finance committee meeting following questions from Christine Poulton of High Street. She also asked if equipment used over the weekend was sourced locally.

In minutes councillor Peter Rawlinson reported that the Queen Concert on the Saturday night cost a total of £6,737. 538 tickets were sold generating an income of £5,210, resulting in a shortfall of £1,500.

He went on to say the stage and lighting systems were also used by the Community Carnival and calculated the overall cost of the whole weekend was equivalent to around 23p per Brackley household, or 7p per resident.

Cllr Chris Blunden said a Farthinghoe firm supplied the sound system and they had cut back on spending when ticket sales got off to a slow start.

Jubilee medals unique to Brackley are still available to buy from the town hall.