top of the podium was… The London Borough of Bexley.
A series of Freedom of Information requests has revealed that Bexley council (£279,979) was just ahead of the silver medal winner Waltham Forest (£279,008) in the pouring most money into staging Olympic events contest. What; more than Newham? Apparently so.
Bonkers’ readers will not be surprised. The only councillor to ask the appropriate question at a council meeting was June Slaughter. Don Massey told her that he was coughing up £271,000 and it was going to be “Overwhelming and amazing”, and in a way it was. His munificence ensured that Bexley council ran off with the Gold… for nation beating gross extravagance.
Click image for Evening Standard report. The extract shown is from The Southern Daily Echo.