It cost £38,000 for the Olympic torch to pass through the Royal Borough, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Royal Borough Observer report: 

THE Olympic Torch passing through the Royal Borough in July last year, cost the council £38,000, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

Marshalling, fencing and security, bunting and decorations and parking suspensions were the major contributing factors to the overall cost.

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