Additional schools capital repair & maintenance funding grant
Flintshire’s Cabinet will be asked to approve the additional repair and maintenance schools programme when they meet later this month.
Welsh Government has provided the Council with an additional schools capital repair and maintenance grant of £2.526,501 for the 2021/22 financial year.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Management and Assets, Councillor Billy Mullin, said:
“This grant is in addition to the Council’s own annual capital repair and maintenance programme which is in the region of £1.8m a year and covers identified priorities like school toilet refurbishment schemes, roofs and boilers which are essential to keeping schools warm and dry and also support pupils’ wellbeing. This additional investment allows us to undertake more projects this year, which I am sure will be welcomed by our schools.”
Flintshire County Council’s Leader and Cabinet Member for Education and Youth and Leader, Councillor Ian Roberts, said:
“We are very grateful for the allocation of additional funding from Welsh Government which allows us to make significant inroads into our maintenance programme. Working together with Welsh Government, school communities across the county will benefit from this additional resource.
“The inclusion of two projects for Ysgol Castell Alun, Hope will complement the major investment programme funded by the Council, which is already well underway. Replacing the existing All Weather Pitch (AWP) and the refurbishment of the music area will complete the range of improvements planned for the school and enhance their delivery of important parts of the curriculum, such as Physical Education and Music.”
Claire Homard, Chief Officer for Education and Youth, also welcomed the additional investment.
“Through this additional funding, we are able to undertake a significant number of key projects in 15 of the county’s schools and spread the improvements across the primary and secondary sector. Headteachers and governing bodies work very hard to maintain their school buildings but significant improvements are the responsibility of the Council. This extra money is very welcome and allows us to accelerate our investment in major repairs and maintenance.”
The list of schools to benefit are:
- Hawarden Church In Wales Village School
- Gronant Community Primary
- Penarlag Community Primary
- Gwernymynydd Primary
- St Winefride’s Catholic Primary
- Sychdyn Community Primary
- Brynford Community Primary
- Ysgol Glanrafon
- Westwood Community Primary
- Saltney Ferry Primary
- St Mary’s VA Primary
- Hawarden High School
- The Alun School
- Connah’s Quay High School
- Castell Alun