1. ITV Report

North Lincolnshire schools and community buildings set for £18m boost

Eighteen million pounds is set to be spent upgrading thirteen schools and six community centres in Northern Lincolnshire.

North Lincolnshire Council is set to spend an estimated £18m on the improvements over the next four years Credit: ITV Yorkshire

North Lincolnshire Council will spend the money in the next four years to try and give children, families and its adult population the best environments to learn and be active in their communities.

The money is part of the council’s capital programme of works and will be used to address major maintenance issues such as electrical re-wiring and roof replacements, replacement of mobile classrooms, completion of work at community hubs and small schemes to address suitability issues at council buildings.

This programme will ensure the local authority meets its statutory duties in providing sufficient places in its schools and early year’s education settings.

A total of 13 schools and six community sites are set to benefit.

This is government money and represents a major investment where we will plough millions of pounds into improving schools and community facilities to give adults improved services and children the best possible environment to learn – by having fit-for-purpose buildings that will replace many that are outdated or in need of repair.

Never before have we invested so much in our buildings where thousands of people will benefit. We have some excellent schools in North Lincolnshire with around 93 per cent of our pupils going to a good or outstanding school.

We are creating job opportunities for local people, learning and recreational opportunities for young people and better services for older people.

– Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council