Local Councillors welcome investment in Primary Schools

Local residents and Councillors have expressed their delight at news that several Primary schools in Bath and North East Somerset are to benefit from a major overhaul of their buildings. Midsomer Norton Councillors John Whittock, Shirley Steel and Barry Macrae, together with Cabinet Member Chris Watt, have said they are overjoyed that their long-running calls for improved Primary school facilities in their area has meant that Midsomer Norton Primary is to be one of the first to benefit from the £8million investment.

Midsomer Norton Primary School is to benefit from some of the biggest rebuilding and refurbishment work of the schools included in the scheme. The end result will see a brand new assembly hall with better facilities for P.E as well as a remodelling of the current hall to create a new drama, music and performing arts facility. Also, a new unit for nursery and reception class spaces is to be created and a full production kitchen is to be built in addition to a refurbishment of other areas of the school.

Welcoming the news Cllr Shirley Steel (Con, Midsomer Norton North) said:

“I know that parents and children here will be over the moon at this announcement. In the review we’ve undertaken the last few years Midsomer Norton Primary was clearly shown as in need of modernising and it’ll be great to see the primary school I attended as a girl brought into the 21st-Century. Teaching standards in our area are already extremely high and I’m very pleased we will now be getting first-class facilities too.”

Fellow Midsomer Norton North Councillor Barry Macrae (Con) added:

“My fellow Conservative Councillors in Midsomer Norton and I have been campaigning for improved facilities for some time and it is great news that we will now get the top quality buildings and equipment the children deserve. As a Somervale school governor I particularly welcome this as so many children from Midsomer Norton Primary go on to Somervale.”

Cllr John Whittock (Con, Midsomer Norton Redfield) said:

“This major overhaul of Primary school facilities in Midsomer Norton and elsewhere is a massive boost to education in our area. Modern facilities are crucial to top-rate education these days and I’m very pleased we’ve managed to ensure that Midsomer Norton is one of the first places to benefit from this investment.”