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London's New Year's Eve fireworks

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London's New Year's Eve fireworks

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29234879
Limiting tickets to 100,000 when it is estimated 500,000 attended last year is going to upset a lot of people!
Prediction: on 26 September at about 12:05 the ticket website will crash
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Re: London's New Year's Eve fireworks

A nice little earner Wink  £1M if they sell all the tickets.
At least nobody can complain the taxpayers of London will have to foot the bill.
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Re: London's New Year's Eve fireworks

One of the most richest cities in the world and its charging £££  Lips are sealed
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Re: London's New Year's Eve fireworks

They can't win with you I guess. If they charge you object and if they pay for it out of community charge you object - as some have done in previous years Huh
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Re: London's New Year's Eve fireworks

£10 just to look up! I can do that for free Roll eyes
Don't they think people will still try to get as close as they an without hang to pay thus still putting 'enormous strain on transport and safety infrastructure' Undecided

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Re: London's New Year's Eve fireworks

Wonder if the usual free public transport at new year for the fireworks will also be knocked on the head this year  Wink
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Re: London's New Year's Eve fireworks

Nothing officially announced yet but my guess is it will be provided again - Boris will want to create a good impression Wink Smiley He has an election to win Smiley
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Re: London's New Year's Eve fireworks

Yeah a good impression like the congestion charge? If its too expensive there is a simple solution its simply don't hold an event.
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Re: London's New Year's Eve fireworks

Congestion charge does put some people of from driving in to London, like me  Grin
I haven't bothered to drive to London for about 10 years now.
It's cheaper for me to get a return on the train & use public transport then it is to drive down, pay the congestion charge & then try to find somewhere to park.
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Re: London's New Year's Eve fireworks

It helps to keep the roads clear and traffic moving.
In case you don't know Boris has not introduced a congestion charge Wink  It was introduced by Red Ken. When Boris became mayor he actually cancelled the charge that was to be introduced in West London Wink
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Yes you are correct artmo my mistake. Embarrassed
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Re: London's New Year's Eve fireworks

If I recall correctly one of the reasons that an event was provided by the river was that crowds at the traditional Trafalgar Square gathering place were getting too great. I wonder if there is no free event whether there will be mass gatherings elsewhere that might prove harder to police.
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Wonder if the usual free public transport at new year for the fireworks will also be knocked on the head this year  Wink

December 2013:
"Diageo will once again provide free travel on New Year's Eve so that festive party goers can get home safely. It is the third year of Diageo's three year sponsorship of free travel. "
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2013/december/plan-ahead-if-you-are-travelling-a...
I presume it will again be a matter of finding a sponsor to pay for it. If it costs Boris nothing why wouldn't he not want to continue with it?

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One of the most richest cities in the world and its charging £££  Lips are sealed

So is Edinburgh and at the rate you're going they will need to do the same thing too Wink
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