Council will consider helping out city school

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A SCHOOL wants to create a secure lobby so intruders can’t get in.

Portsmouth City Council is considering contributing £16,000 towards the project at Moorings Way Infant School, in Moorings Way, Milton.

As part of the move extra space would be created for admin workers to cope with the increasing number of pupils.

The overall cost would be £36,000 and the school would put £20,000 in.

The council’s contribution would come from the £27,000 that was not needed when faulty roofs were replaced at The City Of Portsmouth Girls’ School.

Mike Stoneman, the council’s strategic commissioning manager, will approve the spending unless a councillor asks for a cabinet member or committee to make a decision.

As previously reported, the council recently agreed to spend £250,000 turning Baffins Community Centre into more classrooms at Westover Primary School, in Copnor.

It means a community group that was there will be moved into a mobile home.

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