21st Century Schools and Core Schools Capital Programme
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet will be asked that two further projects be included in the 21st Century Schools and Core Schools Capital programme when it meets later this month.
The projects are Ysgol Brynford and Ysgol Croes Atti, Shotton. Costs will be apportioned over 2019/20 and 2020/2021, funded by prudential borrowing and a Welsh Government (WG) grant with associated revenue costs built into the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) from 2020/21 onwards.
Social Services has secured a significant amount of funding from the WG Childcare Grant for various projects, two of which are strategically linked to the two proposed education projects - Ysgol Croes Atti (Shotton site) and Ysgol Brynford.
Flintshire County Council’s Leader and Cabinet Member for Education and Youth, Councillor Ian Roberts, said:
“The grant money from Welsh Government is very welcome. However, it is time limited and needs to be spent by 2021. It would make economic sense to consider the amalgamation of funding streams to streamline these projects and reduce costs as well as disruption to the schools.”
For best value, consideration should be given to amalgamating the funding to form one project. Should the projects be joined, construction would need to go ahead in 20/21 and Flintshire’s liability for this project would be estimated at £988,000 in 20/21 with 5% or £52,000 in 21/22.
Investment in both proposed schemes at Ysgol Brynford and Ysgol Croes Atti (Shotton) would result in a total investment £2,655,000, of which £1,362,500 would come from external WG funding.