Paignton Zoo may be given go-ahead to re-open - but it is not ready
Paignton Zoo may be given go-ahead to re-open after shutdown
Paignton Zoo was hoping to be given the go-ahead to reopen - but it is not ready to do so on Monday, the expected date to be announced.
At the time of going to press, speculation was mounting that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was announcing zoos and safari parks will be allowed to reopen, possibly on Monday, June 15.
But when it was forced to close in March, the zoo furloughed staff. Working towards the original July 4 date given for re-opening, the zoo have not had the staff working in order to the get ready to open earlier than expected.
When the zoo does open it will fit in with Torbay's message that the English Riviera will be a Responsible Riviera if the local tourism industry generally is allowed to reopen on July 4.
Responsible Riviera – pages 6-7
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- 2 Tributes flow for legendary harbour artist Bill - our 'William in Orange'
- 3 NL suspension is out of the question
- 4 Dumped goldfish and carp rescued after found flapping for life on grass verge
- 5 Gulls going for 'double' after transfer signings
- 6 Midfield decisions for Torquay United
- 7 Work set to start at Torquay seafront gardens
- 8 Purple Angel helping Torbay Hospital
- 9 Widow Joan, 87, tells anti-vaxxers: 'Don't be silly'
- 10 Raise a glass for Clint Boulton