Helston College gets its much needed rebuild
Late Friday, I was informed by an embargoed press statement from the DfE that Helston College would receive funding under the priority school build programme. Cornwall Council submitted three bids for Helston College. The biggest was a full school rebuild. The other two bids were for C and E block rebuilds and a rebuild for C-Block.
I am over-the-moon that Helston College will receive this much-needed funding. It has been a long and difficult journey with the school being previously promised a rebuild for C-Block by the previous administration even though there was no clear idea how this would be funded or even having the money to fund this rebuild. However, from this disappointment, I promised to do everything within my powers to get this much-needed funding for Helston College. Blog on no funding for college HERE.
As for the funding bid, a huge tribute should go to the Access and Infrastructure team in Children’s Service who have worked tirelessly in submitting a strong bid that has now been awarded funding. The real joy is Helston College will not only receive funding for C-Block, but E-Block too! This really is the icing on the cake.
I will join in the celebration of this fantastic news at Helston College on Monday morning when the Deputy Prime Minister along with the local MP, Andrew George visit Helston College to make the announcement.