December 12, 2017

Aquarium another step closer to salvation

The Exploris aquarium is one step closer to being saved after the local authority accepted a massive cash injection, it has been revealed tonight.

A slice of one-off funding worth £914,000 was accepted by Ards Borough Council from the Stormont executive, as well as up to £120,000 in annual revenue funding Portaferry attraction.

The aquarium, Northern Ireland’s only such public amenity, had been earmarked for the axe last year after the council decided it could no longer afford it.

A campaign to save it was launched, prompting Stormont to come up with some rescue funding earlier this year.

The fact this has

Source: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/aquarium-another-step-closer-to-salvation-1-6319249