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Eden Project Entry Only £5.00 for residents of Devon & Cornwall(adult saving of £12.50)
Eden Project Entry Only £5.00 for residents of Devon & Cornwall(adult saving of £12.50)

Eden Project Entry Only £5.00 for residents of Devon & Cornwall(adult saving of £12.50)

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Once again Eden project are offering entry for the reduced rate of £5.00 for both adults and children. The regular price is £17.50 for an Adult and £10 for a child.

Also if you giftaid your ticket you will get a Years free entry for your £5.

Valid dates:- 1 Nov -17 Dec & 3 Jan-18 Feb

UPDATE:- Went today and kids are ONLY £2.00

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Sweet, shall have to go again. Ice skating is now on

Cold, for the following reason....Why are residents of Devon and Cornwall getting reduced entry when they don't pay any additional costs in the first place, but gain from jobs and tourism.

Here's a few eye-watering figures for you....from 2008 I believe, god knows what it currently sucks away on taxpayers money

A massive project initially funded from the European Regional Development Fund £12,900,000 and £19,300,000 from other sources of Public funding including the Millennium Commission Lottery funding. Total public funding invested is now in excess of £86,000,000

Yes, all Taxpayers money too, for domes, yes domes

Samueltastic

Sweet, shall have to go again. Ice skating is now on



I didn't know that, thanks! ...hot btw!

Mod & Ed

Northerndave

Cold, for the following reason....Why are residents of Devon and Cornwall … Cold, for the following reason....Why are residents of Devon and Cornwall getting reduced entry when they don't pay any additional costs in the first place, but gain from jobs and tourism.Here's a few eye-watering figures for you....from 2008 I believe, god knows what it currently sucks away on taxpayers moneyA massive project initially funded from the European Regional Development Fund £12,900,000 and £19,300,000 from other sources of Public funding including the Millennium Commission Lottery funding. Total public funding invested is now in excess of £86,000,000Yes, all Taxpayers money too, for domes, yes domes



sour grapes!! We have to put up with the area crawling with tourists, causing tailbacks on our roads, polluting our countryside and water, we have the highest water bills in the country partly due to having to keep our coastlines clean for the tourists, the majority of the people that work in tourism are locals on minimum wage, we have an excessively high percentage of holiday homes in the area etc etc, leave us alone, it's not often " locals " get something back from these tourism sites.


thanks op, I shall certainly take advantage of the offer x
Edited by: "wishihadadonkey" 5th Nov 2010

wishihadadonkey

sour grapes!! We have to put up with the area crawling with tourists, … sour grapes!! We have to put up with the area crawling with tourists, causing tailbacks on our roads, polluting our countryside and water, we have the highest water bills in the country partly due to having to keep our coastlines clean for the tourists, the majority of the people that work in tourism are locals on minimum wage, we have an excessively high percentage of holiday homes in the area etc etc, leave us alone, it's not often " locals " get something back from these tourism sites.thanks op, I shall certainly take advantage of the offer x

+1

Northerndave

Yes, all Taxpayers money too, for domes, yes domes


A drop in the ocean compared most of the nonsense tax payers money goes to.

At least this is something tangible and can be enjoyed and educate a massive number of people each year. We went recently and really enjoyed the experience.

wishihadadonkey

We have to put up with the area crawling with tourists,


Most people I met were desperate to get MORE tourists at the moment. I got the feeling trade was pretty grim at the moment.


wishihadadonkey

causing tailbacks on our roads, polluting our countryside and water, ,


Try living in the Lake District then, just as bad if not worse.

wishihadadonkey

we have the highest water bills in the country partly due to having to … we have the highest water bills in the country partly due to having to keep our coastlines clean for the tourists,


But there is sooo much beautiful coastline here. Would you really rather see it covered in debris and not have the income generating tourists around?


wishihadadonkey

the majority of the people that work in tourism are locals on minimum … the majority of the people that work in tourism are locals on minimum wage, we have an excessively high percentage of holiday homes in the area etc etc, leave us alone,


Wow...you've convinced me. I really don't know why anyone would want to live in that sh*t hole part of the world.

wishihadadonkey

sour grapes!! We have to put up with the area crawling with tourists, … sour grapes!! We have to put up with the area crawling with tourists, causing tailbacks on our roads, polluting our countryside and water, we have the highest water bills in the country partly due to having to keep our coastlines clean for the tourists, the majority of the people that work in tourism are locals on minimum wage, we have an excessively high percentage of holiday homes in the area etc etc, leave us alone, it's not often " locals " get something back from these tourism sites.thanks op, I shall certainly take advantage of the offer x



here here well said that man

wishihadadonkey

sour grapes!! We have to put up with the area crawling with tourists, … sour grapes!! We have to put up with the area crawling with tourists, causing tailbacks on our roads, polluting our countryside and water, we have the highest water bills in the country partly due to having to keep our coastlines clean for the tourists, the majority of the people that work in tourism are locals on minimum wage, we have an excessively high percentage of holiday homes in the area etc etc, leave us alone, it's not often " locals " get something back from these tourism sites.thanks op, I shall certainly take advantage of the offer x



+1 :-)

wishihadadonkey

We have to put up with the area crawling with tourists,

wishihadadonkey

causing tailbacks on our roads, polluting our countryside and water, ,

wishihadadonkey

we have the highest water bills in the country partly due to having to … we have the highest water bills in the country partly due to having to keep our coastlines clean for the tourists,

wishihadadonkey

the majority of the people that work in tourism are locals on minimum … the majority of the people that work in tourism are locals on minimum wage, we have an excessively high percentage of holiday homes in the area etc etc, leave us alone,



+1

Here we are, piling mountains of cash onto ungrateful locals and they resent it all. Tourism affects most areas nowadays too, not just the SW part of the country. One day if we all find somewhere else to visit, you'd be stuffed and have to retreat to those tin mines for shelter.

Worst of all, in a sick and twisted revenge attack they have the audacity to foist Ginsters onto the rest of the country - bleughh oO

Where exactly did you hear about this? I was at a conference at The Eden Project today, & there was no mention of this anywhere.

edenproject.com/com…php?

Scroll down to the bottom of the price list and there's an entry for "locals"

Tourism may affect most areas. But the scrotes from the North come down here and we then feed them Ginsters.
Edited by: "windym" 5th Nov 2010

Original Poster

wishihadadonkey

We have to put up with the area crawling with tourists,

wishihadadonkey

causing tailbacks on our roads, polluting our countryside and water, ,

wishihadadonkey

we have the highest water bills in the country partly due to having to … we have the highest water bills in the country partly due to having to keep our coastlines clean for the tourists,

wishihadadonkey

the majority of the people that work in tourism are locals on minimum … the majority of the people that work in tourism are locals on minimum wage, we have an excessively high percentage of holiday homes in the area etc etc, leave us alone,



Well us locals won't touch ginsters so someone's got to.;-)

Original Poster

mjt1337

Where exactly did you hear about this? I was at a conference at The Eden … Where exactly did you hear about this? I was at a conference at The Eden Project today, & there was no mention of this anywhere.



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windym

Tourism may affect most areas. But the scrotes from the North come down … Tourism may affect most areas. But the scrotes from the North come down here and we then feed them Ginsters.



real witty, i see the southern sense of humour is still stone dead... keep trying

Tourism, just like many things, has it's fors and againsts, and I'm sure anyone living in a popular tourist area would appreciate that. However, why some people, i.e. 'Northerndave', have to throw their toys out the pram when a deal is offered to a particular group, is quite frankly just selfish! The Eden Project, although a fantastic place, is expensive, particularly for the likes of people who live and work down in this part of the country. The deal is just showing an appreciation of the support given by the locals, which the Eden Project has no reason to be jusdged for. The deal was obviously posted to help other people out, and if you're not a local resident, why click on the link???

cold from me

Thought this place a big disappointment. I won't be clogging up the road to it ever again.

kernow vys bicken!!!!!

Some of the frustrations being vented on this topic may be that we all feel a lack of justice and equity, the threat of redundancy faces us all (yes those of us north and south) and yet we see incompetent decision being made regarding huge sums of public money (I refrain from judgement on the Eden project – I have insufficient knowledge on the matter). I personally feel that it’s the middle wage earners that seem to provide for the rich and the poor, getting overlooked, but then I’m one of them and maybe my perception is bias.

Our decision makers (politicians) seem to migrate from one specialty to another, far from positions assigned upon competence or merit, but if your face fits and you’ve proven your ability not to make waves. So long as you don’t contradict the main message even if you see the flaws, your travel up the ladder of political success, even if you’re a known criminal your progress upward will be uncomplicated – just the same in many corporations/public sector organisations.

We need a country led by those appointed upon the basis of merit and ability, not pretty faced, none entities who’s only ability is to say the right thing which is fundamentally nothing.

I now live in Devon, will take advantage of this offer, but also welcome everyone from the UK when you visit Devon, and hope you welcome us folk when we visit you.

Edited by: "greenfinger" 6th Nov 2010

I was just saying to my dad yesterday that I didn't understand why the Eden Project (which I think is brilliant and worth a few trips to), is in such a pain in the @rse place to get to. SHould have found a site near London to get more coverage imo. Anyway, when I was thereearlier in the year they were also offering gift aid entry, meaning if you make the entry as a donation you get an annual pass. No use to those who live miles away, but possibly worthwhile if you live locally.

bigjim

SHould have found a site near London to get more coverage imo.


Screw London. They have their fair share of....well...everything already down there!

Mod & Ed

Don't get me wrong, most of the locals do welcome the tourist trade, otherwise they wouldn't even get the minimum wage as there is very little manufacturing jobs left esp in Cornwall, but it is nice to see something given back to the locals for a change rather than the negatives, we do live in a beautiful part of the world, but we do pay a price for that in one way or another, and unfortunately it is also fact that the majority of people who have benefited the most from the tourist trade are not people born and bred in the counties, it is usually people who have the werewithal to move from another part of the country to buy a little b & b / smal hotel etc, it is fact that for the majority of people in the area earn less than the national average wage but house prices etc are pushed up to higher than the national average. We don't have shops down here like home bargains or b & m bargains, some of our town centres are so tourist orientated, mostly cheap beach shops, high end surf wear shops , takeaways and ice cream shops.
SWW are a rip off when it comes to water, my water rates are £127 per month for a band c property, my neice pays £96 per month for a band a property, having lived in other parts of the country, the water bills were far cheaper, Lancaster £37 per month, Scotland £16 per month, Newcastle £40 per month etc etc.
We welcome people to visit our area, but don't begrudge us our little perks, they are few and far between.

True, but if you drew a big circle on a map around london you'd see that more people would be in the catchment zone than in its current position (i.e. draw the same circle on a map around where it is today and half of it would be in the sea). Also most people could travel to London easily, as the transport to London is generally good from anywhere in England. It was a nightmare for me to get to the Eden projet when I went there in Spring. Some of the roads weren't up to it imo. I think the comments above sort of agree with that. It just seems a bit of a waste having such a brilliant attraction so out of the way. Only problem would be finding somewhere in quite as nice an area to put it.

joedredd

Screw London. They have their fair share of....well...everything already … Screw London. They have their fair share of....well...everything already down there!






Edited by: "bigjim" 6th Nov 2010

I posted similar info on the Eden project in prior years and sour grapes then. Personally the place is educational and worth a visit just for that. I enjoy a trip to the jungle in the depths of winter, it's very warming and without the crowds very earthy and relaxing. Makes for a good day out, encourages me to take friends and relatives when they visit, a great idea.
Much more pleasing than the angel of the north...

Tourism is the same in every area!
Can say the same about people in Stoke on trent getting free tickets to Alton Towers..
The winter months are quiet at Eden so its a good way to get people through the doors. Every penny helps!

Overpriced!
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