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Hire of Celebrities

Requested on
Mon 30th December, 2013
FOI 3737
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Firstly, in way of explanation, I am a journalist writing a festive article on celebrities that turn on Christmas lights in towns across the country. I realise the job of council FOI teams can be hectic, but I was hoping you might help me with a very brief request. It is as follows:
I would like to know whether your council has paid for the services of any celebrity or local personality to either turn on or appear at the turning on of the Christmas lights in your town over the last 10 years. If possible, could the information be broken down as follows:
• The NAME of the celebrity/celebrities.
• The COST of hiring their services.
• The YEAR in which they appeared.


Charnwood Borough Council have not paid any celebrity or local personality to appear at the Christmas light switch on in the last 8 years. Information prior to this date is not accesible.