A meeting will take place today that will decide the fate of the iconic Bournemouth balloon. The council’s Lower Central Gardens Trust Board are meeting to talk about the lease of the popular tourist attraction.
The tethered balloon which soars 150m above the town was removed from the town’s Lower Gardens.
The attraction has been flying above the gardens since July 1998, when the Vistarama balloon opened three months behind schedule.
Family trips on the balloon cost around £3 and can carry up to 28 passengers at once, and it is certified as an aircraft by the Civil Aviation Authority since 2008.
The balloon was reported to have been damaged in the summertime, and was taken down to investigate the extent of the damage.
S&D Leisure, operator of the balloon has said they wants to reinstate the balloon in time for this summers season if the negotiations are successful.