Cumbria council raids cash reserves to fund school repairs
Council bosses have been forced to use money from their reserves to make up the shortfall in school maintenance funding.
It was revealed last week that Cumbria was receiving less than half of the money it needs from the government to repair and fix its schools.
Cumbria County Council says it has now identified more than £1.5 million from reserves to help fund maintenance projects at schools due to the chronic budget situation.
The authority is due to receive £4,832,385 in 2016/17 from the government, a fall from the £5,388,381 it got in 2015/16, and well below the £10m it estimates is... read more
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