Schools in Conwy are set to get a cash windfall to fix up their buildings.

Councillors on Conwy’s cabinet heard today that the Welsh Government has made an offer of a capital grant for the repair and maintenance of school buildings to the value of £1,418,842.

The money will go towards window repairs or replacement, roof replacement, electrical work, repairing or replacing flooring, plumbing and plastering.

Schools in the county will in fact get more than the £1.4m, as the council has already set aside £472,500 for its capital programme in 2019/20, so the total available will be £1,891,342.

Council officers will undertake surveys of proposed works to score them in accordance of how pressing the need is for the work to be carried out.

Among the work listed to be carried out is work at Ysgol Swn y Don, which could see the biggest spend, getting £286,000 for roof covering.

Other works could see £220,000 on a single-storey flat roof at Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan and £203,500 at Ysgol Eirias to replace rotten windows.

Cllr Garffild Lloyd Lewis, the cabinet member for education, welcomed the money and what it would mean for county schools.

He said: “I do welcome this and it will improve the condition of a huge number of schools in the county. It’s an important investment and we should get it right.

“We should also do our best to ensure that this work is done by local contractors and workers wherever possible in order to give the local economy here in Conwy a boost.”

The matter will be discussed at full council tomorrow  where councillors will agree how the needs of schools will be decided by council officers.