Shropshire

Shropshire Council wins school meal contracts worth £700K

Ten new contracts to provide school meals will generate £700,000 for Shropshire Council.

The Conservative-authority currently provides meals to 144 primary and 16 secondary schools in Shropshire as well as North Wales, Hereford and Worcester.

Four schools in Worcester and six in Walsall, West Midlands will be served by the new contracts from September.

Plans to move control of some services into a private holding company were recently announced by the council.

A new company, to be named Inspiring Partnerships and Enterprise, will move about 1,700 council staff from services such as catering, cleaning, facilities management, printing, finance, personnel, legal and IT.

The services involved control a combined budget of £36m. A 90-day consultation is due to be held with staff and unions.

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