Vale council budget agreed as £6m savings plan set out

RESURFACED roads, school expansions and improved council homes are among plans set out to invest millions of pounds in local infrastructure over the next five years, writes Matt Discombe.

Vale of Glamorgan Council this week agreed details on how £257million will be spent in the county from April 2018 to 2023. More than £6million however is set to be cut from the council’s budget this year.

This is how the money will be spent.

Education – £130million

This includes an improvement programme for schools across the Vale, including Barry Comprehensive, Bryn Hafren Comprehensive and Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg.

Major spending on the Vale’s schools is set to continue after the life of the council’s investment plans agreed this week.

A £142million investment in the Vale’s schools starts in 2019/20, which includes £83.8million from the Welsh Government.

Schemes that could be included in the ’21st Century Schools Programme’ include new, modern buildings for St David’s Primary School in Colwinston and Llancarfan Primary School, an extended and remodelled school building for St Nicholas, new and remodelled school buildings in Cowbridge, a new school on Barry Waterfront and a new Catholic school for pupils aged three to 16.


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