North East Wales

Council's investment in Flintshire schools and libraries

Work is expected to begin on Castell Alun high school's new art block in 2018 Image copyright Google
Image caption Work is expected to begin on Castell Alun high school's new art block in 2018

Schools, leisure centres, and libraries in Flintshire have been awarded millions of pounds worth of grants.

Hope's Castell Alun high school will be extended with a £4.6m art and design block while Bagillt's Glan Aber primary school will get a new hall and extra teaching spaces.

A £4m learning disability services facility will replace Queensferry's Glanrafon youth centre.

The council is also earmarking £900,000 in play areas and sports pitches.

Another £454,000 will be spent upgrading leisure centres and library buildings.

Aaron Shotton, cabinet member for finance, said: "Despite the council facing an unprecedented financial challenge, we have set out a clear and ambitious capital programme over the next four years for infrastructure and schools."

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