THE manager of Wimborne Model Town said he hoped 2021 was as successful as 2020, as the tourist attraction underwent its annual maintenance.

The model town, in King Street, is currently closed until March when it will reopen to the public.

General manager Nick Clark said: “We are making new shop fronts, 3D printing windows and doors.

“We are going to have secret bits inside the buildings which I can’t discuss and later on in the week we will be making an announcement.

“There is constant improvement. There is a new attraction which is being delivered as we speak but we can’t mention it yet.”

Volunteers have been inside the model town this winter sweeping the streets and dusting down the models.

And Mr Clark said despite the restrictions, 2020 was a successful year and he hoped 2021 was as fruitful.

“I am expecting the same as last year,” he said.

“We had a good year last year which was incredible with people staying at home.

“Even on quiet days we had people coming in, if we can have a year like last year I will be more than happy with that.

“Last year was my first year in charge, I think the board made a monumental error of judgement.

“We are continuing to improve the ground, we are changing the route, we have a Covid system.

“We have about 20 gardeners that come in twice a week so the gardens are looking pretty of work. Plenty of work is going on.”