Bridgend County Borough Council is reassuring residents of Cefn Cribwr that work on the construction of new primary school classrooms is set to continue early next month.

Before the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic forced the project to stop, work was in the early stages at Cefn Cribwr Primary to demolish an unsuitable double mobile classroom and replace it with two new classrooms specially designed for supporting pupils with additional learning needs.

With new toilets, cloakroom areas and storage as well as a safe space for interventions, the £513,000 project will also provide a state of the art external soft-play area for pupils to enjoy.

The council now expects work to recommence in early May with new procedures in place to ensure the well-being of contractors.

Cllr Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, said:

“The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has forced various school modernisation projects to temporarily stop construction.

“With issues surrounding the availability of building supplies, social distancing requirements and health and safety implications for staff, projects such as the new classrooms planned for Cefn Cribwr Primary School have had to temporarily pause.

“I am delighted that construction is set to resume in a safe and reliable manner.”

The Leader, Cllr Huw David added:

“The school’s late deputy headteacher, Steve White, who was iconic and inspirational in the life of the school and the village, was instrumental in both the planning and fundraising elements of this long-cherished project.

“As a community, we are all looking forward to seeing the plans come to fruition as soon as possible.”

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