School closes due to flooding

Hope School
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A WIGAN school for disabled children has been forced to temporarily close due to flooding.

Hope School in Marus Bridge will re-open on Wednesday following the issue, which is due to a drainage problem in the local area.

The decision was made at the end of last week with parents notified via a letter.

A Council spokesman said that the school was flooded on Friday due to a problem on a nearby housing estate.

The letter sent home to parents read: “Due to a blockage in United Utilities drains in the local area, the water is under pressure and seeping into school making teaching, accommodation and toilets inaccessible.

“Therefore, following advice from the Health and Safety Officer and a discussion with the Director of Children Services, we regretfully will have to close the school on Monday and Tuesday until we can re-assess the ‘clean up’ process.

“United Utilities are working with us to resolve the issues as quickly as possible and once again we apologise for any disruptions this causes. Please check the school website for any updates. Please do not hesitate to contact school if you have any further questions.”