King Alfred School to receive £182k of Asda funding
County Council has this week confirmed that £182,000 of
funding it received from the development of Highbridge's Asda
store has been earmarked towards the development of King Alfred
response to a Freedom Of Information request raised by Highbridge
town councillor John Parkes, the County Council has confirmed
that they have had the money since September 2010 and must spend
it within ten years, or it will be returned.
County Council also says it is earmarked for King Alfred School
and will be used for classrooms and/or "core facilities"
which will be needed as student numbers rise from 2018 onwards.
Parkes, right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It is great
to have confirmation that this money will be spent at King Alfred
be keeping in touch with the County Council and the school authorities
to make sure it is used by 2020 so that it is not lost."
all the public interest in this topic, it is surprising that the
present County Councillor has not made this information public
but that it has taken a Freedom of Information request to find
out what the situation is."
not even sure that the school knew this money was in the pipeline!
Im sure they, and the parents and students, will be delighted."
comes after Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported last month that
several Lib Dem councillors, including Cllr Parkes, claimed they'd
uncovered a "scandal" because Highbridge had failed
to benefit from the £612,000 of funding generated by Asda
opening its store in the town.
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