HUCKNALL families are waking up to sour news that the price of school milk has gone up for the first time in three years.
Cash-strapped Notts County Council has decided to increase the cost from £8 to £11 per term for youngsters to have a daily drink of milk.
The council’s lead member for personnel and performance, Hucknall’s former Conservative MP Andy Stewart, said the decision had nothing to do with outsourcing the supply of milk to a company called Cool Milk.
“It’s worth bearing in mind that, with the wholesale cost of milk rising, we would have needed to increase termly prices to a similar level anyway,” said Coun Stewart.
“All under-fives and children aged between five and seven years old who are eligible for free school-meals will continue to receive their daily milk free.”