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Preston schools to get urgent repair work on struggling heating systems

Posted on - 25th September, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Fulwood, News, Ribbleton, Schools
Brookfield Primary School is one of five schools to have work undertaken to improve its heating

Brookfield Primary School is one of five schools to have work undertaken to improve its heating

Five Preston schools are set to have their heating systems and other improvements made thanks to county council cash.

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Lancashire County Council is pumping £5 million across the county on improving the heating systems at schools, and five city schools will benefit.

Brockholes Wood Community Primary School in Fishwick will receive £225,000 towards new heating pipework and removing asbestos.

At Lea Community Primary there will be £135,000 ploughed in to replace a boiler and remove asbestos.

Smaller work schemes will take place at Brookfield Community Primary School, Preston Grange Primary and Kennington Primary School in Fulwood with a total of £103,500 being invested to improve heating across the three schools.

The money is coming from the government’s Education Funding Agency.

County councillor Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, 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 when the old boiler packs in.”

Do you have children at any of these schools? What do you make of this investment? Let us know in the comments below

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