Suzy Horton proposes a £1.6 million investment into local schools

Councillor Suzy Horton, (Lib Dem - Central Southsea ward), Portsmouth's Cabinet Member for Education, has announced proposals to invest £1.6 million pounds in essential maintenance projects to improve the condition of five schools in the city.

This investment will help fund projects to make essential repairs to five schools in the city.  Work includes replacing boiler systems, external repairs to walls, roof replacement and installing new windows.

Councillor Suzy Horton said: "Lib Dems are committed to investing in education in the city and this programme of essential repairs is part of a wider proposed investment of over £10 million pounds to create additional places at schools.” 

Schools who could benefit from the essential maintenance funding include:

  • Wimborne Junior School
  • Fernhurst Junior School
  • Copnor Primary School
  • Cumberland Infant School
  • Southsea Infant School.

The funding is being recommended by Lib Dems running Portsmouth City Council's capital budget which will go before the city's Cabinet and Full Council for approval in February. The capital budget invests in a range of infrastructure schemes throughout the city like buildings and facilities, rather than the day-to-day running of council services that have to be paid through a separate revenue budget.

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