Two councils in Buckinghamshire have been given over 100 tickets for the forthcoming 2012 London Olympics.
Valued at about £9,000, the tickets will specifically be used to reward those local residents who have demonstrated the greatest contribution towards community participation and success of the Olympic Games.
The councils, South Bucks District Council and Buckinghamshire County Council are the host authorities.
The larger section of the public has commended the idea of rewarding members of the local community that have made the greatest contribution, with lobbyists and campaign groups calling for 100% allocation to deserving members of the community.
Commenting on the tickets plan, Ian Barham, the Buckinghamshire manager for the 2012 London Olympics said officers will be seeking members to propose the best criteria for allocating the tickets to the public later in the year. He encouraged media partners to participate actively and enable deserving members get access to the once in a lifetime Olympic experience.
The two councils involved (South Bucks District Council and Buckinghamshire County Council) will give exact details pertaining to how and who will pay for the tickets.