At a recent Town Council meeting – The Mayor Alan Rennles asked Councillors to make a donation to a local zoo and wildlife park. Both attractions are a vital part of our local tourism industry. Due to Covid-19, they have had to close their doors to visitors and they are currently struggling to fund their running costs, feed the animals and support their keepers.
Both are hoping to re-open sometime in July. Despite being given the go ahead to by the Government to re-open from Monday 15th June, each attraction has a large number of processes to put in place to keep visitors safe due to the current virus pandemic. In addition the running costs make it unviable to re-open straight away without the usual number of tourists visiting North Devon