Schools to benefit from council works

breaking news
breaking news

Three schools in the Belper area are to benefit as part of more than £16.8 million worth of works approved by Derbyshire County Council.

Horsley Woodhouse Primary School will be awarded £170,000 to re-cover a roof, while John Flamsteed Community School in Denby is in line to receive £100,000 for a new fire alarm system.

Meanwhile, £250,000 has been awarded to Pottery Primary School, Belper, to replace a block with a relocated modular building.

A total of 56 school buildings will be modernised and improved across the county under the plans. The works were approved during a meeting of the authority’s cabinet on Monday, June 2.

Councillor Kevin Gillott, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “There’s a huge backlog of school repairs that increase year on year.

“We’re making the most of the money we do get so we give Derbyshire children the best education and start in life but we’re facing unprecedented Government budget cuts.

“We’ve given highest priority to buildings in the worst condition or where improvements are needed for health and safety reasons.

“However, there is no hiding my disappointment at the level of funding provided to the council by the Coalition Government.”