Sefton Council is to spend more than £726K on a number of capital project schemes.

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Capital Projects

Sefton Council is to spend more than £726K on a number of capital project schemes.

A total of 11 schemes were agreed at Cabinet held at Southport Town Hall on Thursday, July 18.

Included in the schemes is the allocation of £140K to help refurbish two science labs at Stanley High School, Southport.

In a separate scheme, £60K has been allocated for design fees ahead of proposed remodelling and refurbishment of the entrance, administration block and kitchens at Litherland Moss Primary School.

A further £200k has also been set aside to progress the introduction of more energy efficient street lighting columns across the borough.

A total of £326K has also been allocated toward eight schemes through the Capital Priorities Fund.

This is a one-off pot of money of £1m released from council reserves aimed at assisting the development of town centres across the borough, youth employment and the local economy.

Cllr Peter Dowd, Leader of Sefton Council, said: “Despite the council’s budget being significantly hit by reductions in Government funding over the past number of years, we are still committed to investing in key projects like these.

“The capital schemes will provide improved classroom facilities, allow modern lighting columns to be introduced across the borough and aid the development of our local communities.

“Spending some of the money we have now will hopefully reap the rewards in years to come.”



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