Pupils at five Pendle schools should be warm and dry in coming winters – thanks to a programme of repair work costing more than £400,000 announced by Lancashire County Council.
County Coun. Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, signed off the programme of work during the summer holidays.
Almost 40 primary and secondary schools around the county have returned from the break to find good news waiting for them in terms of much-needed repairs of their buildings.
Those in Pendle which are included in the programme are Primet Primary School, Colne (renewal of heating pipework, £225,000), West Street Community Primary School, Colne (replacement of heating pipework, £54,000) Gisburn Road Community Primary School, Barnoldswick (replacement of boilers, £22,500), Park High School, Colne (removal of soffits, £18,000) and Pendle View Primary School, Colne (replacement of roof coverings, £135,000).
County Coun. 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 when the old boiler packs in.”