Schools in Lambley and Woodthorpe get cash boost from council

 Schools in Lambley and Woodthorpe get cash boost from council

Two primary schools in the borough are to receive a cash boost after the council announced it would be spending £7m on a county-wide programme to improve health and safety.

Nottinghamshire County Council carried out feasibility studies at more than 50 schools where there was an urgent need for improvement works or an assessment of risk.

Lambley Primary School and Woodthorpe Infant School were amongst those listed.

The planned work includes remedial work to biomass boilers, kitchen ventilation, boiler and heating pipework replacement, heating cabinet replacements, drainage and roofing.

Coun Philip Owen, chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee, said:  ”It is vital that we carry out essential health and safety and maintenance work at our schools to avoid the risk of closure, so I’m delighted that so many schools across the county will benefit from the Schools Building Improvement Programme.

“These works will be carried out at a number of schools where other major works are planned, thereby maximising investment whilst saving on project costs and minimising disruption.”

He added: “Many of the heating cabinets in schools are original dating back to the early 1960s, and though it is believed that most have had the asbestos removed some are still being found with asbestos which is unacceptable; the majority still have the original electrics within the cabinets which could be a major fire risk to the property.

““Although what goes on inside school buildings is the most important factor in education, these improvements will go a long way towards improving the learning environment for the children and staff alike.”

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