POLL: Should Eden continue to receive public money, after making record £6.3 million loss?
WITH the news that the Eden Project made a record loss of £6.3 million last year we want to know if you think the attraction should continue to receive public money
Famous for its futuristic biomes, the St Austell-based tourist attraction made a trading loss of £1.3 million in 2012-13, a figure which has been blamed on the impact of the London Olympics, repeated bad summer weather and wider problems in the economy.
Accounts showed its assets had also depreciated by £5 million. The trading loss was made on a turnover of £25.4 million.
A spokesman for the environmental attraction, near St Austell, admitted the figures were “not a great result” and said Eden had been “through a lot of pain” in losing around 100 staff.
Eden has been awarded grants running into tens of millions of pounds since it opened in 2001 – and we want to know if you think it should still receive them to carry out its objectives – or whether it should find a way to become more financially sustainable.
Have your say by vote on the poll to the right of this story.