Penarth schools in line for repair work money
4:42pm Monday 9th September 2013 in Penarth news
TWO Penarth primary schools are in line for a funding boost.
Fairfield Primary and Albert Primary will receive over a quarter of a million pounds between them to fund upgrade and repair work to the school buildings.
The funding was agreed today (Monday September 9) during a Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet meeting, pending full council approval on 25 September.
If approved, Fairfield will receive £160,000 to pay for a replacement flat roof, while Albert Primary School would get £105,000 to fund listed building repairs. This is in addition to the £30,000 already allocated to Albert to replace some of its windows.
A total of six schools across the Vale are earmarked to receive a share of the £650,000 pot once full approval for the funding has been granted.
Cllr Chris Elmore said the schools chosen had been prioritised due to the poor condition of specific elements of the buildings.
He said it was hoped it would reduce the likelihood of more serious issues arising in the future, leading to schools being closed.
Cllr Elmore said: “I’m delighted cabinet have agreed the funding, pending full council approval, as this will allow us to carry out improvements to school buildings where there are aspects of poor condition.
"It’s also great news that a significant proportion of the funding, over a quarter of a million pounds, will be committed to improving schools in Penarth.”