November 25, 2017

Council accept aquarium lease bid

Fish at the aquariumExploris aquarium is to be run by a private company.

Northern Ireland’s only aquarium, the Exploris centre in Portaferry, is to be run by a private company.

Ards Borough council agreed to lease the centre to the private sector at a meeting held behind closed doors on Monday evening.

The council say the aquarium costs the local rate-payers almost £500,000 a year to run.

Details of the deal

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20215008