Letter: Silly numbers

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If anyone is having trouble conceiving the managerial skills of a group that requires pounds 1bn to build a tent on the Greenwich peninsular ("Let's pay the piper and call the tune'', 22 December), I have more worrying news. A leaflet from the millennium celebration organisers has dropped through my door containing, among other things, the breakdown for what proportion of visitors would arrive by car, as opposed to river ferry, tramway, or space-hopper.

Given that traffic in SE10 is a major problem, I was reassured to learn that organisers estimate a mere 1 per cent of visitors will be driving to the Big Top. I can't see why people of such obvious organisational genius should need a contingency fund at all.

Richard Hunter

London SE10