£5m. schools repairs plan for county

Schools have had repairs to boilers and heating systems
Schools have had repairs to boilers and heating systems

A £5m. programme of repair work at schools across the county has been undertaken by Lancashire County Council.

Almost 40 primary and secondary schools around the county have had repairs to boilers and heating systems, but the programme also included work to roofs and buildings. The cash came from the Government’s Education Funding Agency and is being used for the highest priority repairs to schools.

County Coun. Matthew Tomlinson said: “It’s good to be able to channel money towards making schools warm and watertight – after all, these are basic things schools need to provide a good environment in which pupils can learn. I’m sure some of these schools will be delighted that they don’t have to nurse their ageing boiler through another winter.

“These upgrades make schools warmer, greener, and less likely to have to close in severe weather.”