New Year's Eve fireworks

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0108
Question By: 
Gareth Bacon
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How much did the New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration cost the GLA?

Answer

Answer for New Year's Eve fireworks

Answer for New Year's Eve fireworks

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The 2016 New Year's Eve Fireworks cost the GLA circa £2.1million. The exact costs are still be collated, but this cost is consistent with the previous year's event.

This includes the cost of the fireworks themselves but also the huge amount of infrastructure required to deliver the event including stewarding, barriers and fencing, signage, toilets, site equipment, crew and plant hire.