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Welsh Government Additional Schools Capital Repair and Maintenance Funding Grant

Meeting: 18/05/2021 - Cabinet (Item 133)

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As detailed in the recommendation.


Councillor Roberts introduced the report and explained that the Council was in receipt of an additional schools capital repair and maintenance grant from Welsh Government (WG).


            The Grant, which was on a formula basis, was £2.526,501 and was for capital repair and maintenance projects within schools during the 2021/22 financial year.


            The Chief Officer (Education and Youth) said the report sought approval to review and agree the draft programme in order that individual projects could be progressed with expediency.  The draft programme was appended to the report.


            There were two projects nominated at Ysgol Castell Alun.  The first was to replace the existing All Weather Pitch (AWP) as it was currently unusable. Reinstatement of the AWP was essential for delivery of curriculum PE, particularly during the winter months.  The second was the refurbishment of the music area which was a legacy of the existing Capital investment project at the school.  Unforeseen extensive works to the existing music area roof had to be undertaken to make it safe and ensure it was water tight.  In doing so, the project budget was insufficient to complete the proposal to refurbish the music area beneath.  Provision had been made in the construction contract to add the items should funding and approval be gained.  In doing so there were efficiencies in tendering and preliminary costs.


            The Chief Officer provided an update on the situation at Canolfan Enfys where there was a roof failure, and Queensferry Primary School which had been affected by flooding.




That the additional repair and maintenance schools programme be approved.