Bolton Council is shelling out £90,000 to renovate the kitchen of a local school that it says has become a “priority for refurbishment”.
The council has organised for work on Heathfield Primary School to be completed ahead of the autumn term, by which time the kitchens should be brought up to modern standards.
The revamp will involve the replacement of equipment, new ventilation, resurfacing of walls, complete floor replacement and asbestos removal.
The Bolton News reported that the overhaul is part of a wider programme being conducted locally to improve school kitchens.
A Bolton Council spokesman told the paper that the project will mean the school can prepare food using the latest commercial kit.
“It will ensure that all equipment is up to standard and complies with current health and safety regulations, which will ensure children continue to receive at least one hot meal a day during term time,” said the spokesperson.
School meals in Bolton are reportedly among the cheapest in the country, costing £1.25 compared with the national average of £1.98.