Almost 140 road safety schemes across Norfolk set to get cash boosts

A Speed Awareness Message (SAM2). Pic: Archant.

A Speed Awareness Message (SAM2). Pic: Archant.


Communities across Norfolk are set to benefit from road improvements, with more than £800,000 due to be spent on almost 140 schemes.

Martin Wilby, chairman of Norfolk County Council's environment, development and transport committee. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives. Martin Wilby, chairman of Norfolk County Council's environment, development and transport committee. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives.

Speed activated flashing signs to slow down speeding motorists, new bus shelters and roadside paths are among projects which are likely to get funding.

Norfolk county councillors are due to agree to hand over the money, through its Parish Partnerships scheme, at a meeting on Friday.

The council is to contribute just over £400,000, with parish and town councils match-funding the rest of the money.

The Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership is contributing £86,000 towards SAM2s - signs which show drivers’ speeds to encourage them to slow down.

Those signs were the most popular request made by parish and town councils, with 49 bids for the technology submitted.

Trods - low cost footpaths, made with recycled road surface material - were also popular, with 24 bids, while there were 16 bids for new shelters.

Other schemes for which money is sought include village gateways - which show the name of settlements and encourage drivers to slow down - and for part-time advisory 20mph speed limits
with flashing school warning lights outside schools.

A decision on awarding the money will be made when the county council’s environment, development and transport committee meets on Friday.

Martin Wilby, pictured inset, chairman of the council’s environment, development and transport committee, said: “This is a fantastic way of working with all of our towns and parishes across Norfolk to get projects done and improvements made.

“It’s not a massive amount of money, but it really helps those communities.

“And they have the local knowledge and know better than anyone else about what is needed to make improvements in their villages, parishes and towns.

“This is a scheme which has got better and better every year.”

There were 144 bids received by the county council, but 10 were rejected as being unsuitable.

The Parish Partnership scheme was first launched in September 2011.

At that time it offered up to half the cost of successful bids from an initial £100,000 fund, with town/parish councils contributing the balance.

These are the bids which are recommended for approval:

Acle: Vehicle activated sign £11,500

Alburgh: SAM2 £6,250

Alpington with Yelverton: SAM2 £3,667

Barnham Broom: SAM2 £3,050

Barton Bendish: Trod £2,600

Bawburgh: SAM2 £2,900

Beetley: Trod £3,000 Bus shelter £4,555

Belton with Browston: Steps £5,500

Bergh Apton: SAM2 £4,120

Bintree: Bus shelter £548

Blakeney: 20mph wig wags (flashing lights outside a school) £2,951 SAM2 £3,281

Blofield: Trod £14,000

Bodham: Village gateways £3,765

Bradwell: Bus shelter £5,950

Brampton: Passing bays £7,800

Brancaster: Bus shelter £33,000

Brisley: Trod £2,460

Briston: Village signs £544

Burgh Castle: Surfacing £2,500

Burnham Overy: SAM2 £3,428

Burnham Thorpe: SAM2 £3,757

Caistor St Edmund: SAM2 £3,200

Carbrooke: SAM2 £3,100

Carleton Rode: 20mph wig wags (flashing lights outside a school) £3,417

Cawston: Kerbing £1,900

Clenchwarton: Village gateways £3,000

Cley: Verge works £7,408

Coltishall: Vehicle activated sign £28,090

Cranworth: Kissing gate £350

Croxton: SAM2 £3,328

Denton: SAM2 £4,268

Dilham: SAM2 £3,880

Ditchingham: SAM2 £3,550

Easton: Bus shelter £3,432

East Rudham: Kerbing £2,800

Felbrigg: SAM2 £3,477

Felthorpe: SAM2 £6,900

Feltwell: SAM2 £3,856

Fleggburgh: Signs £1,684

Foxley: Bus shelter £9,350

Framingham Earl: Verge works £5,098

Fransham: Trod £2,800 Bus shelter £28,240

Frettenham: Village signs £800

Fulmodeston: SAM2 £3,556

Great Cressingham: SAM2 £6,500

Great Massingham: SAM2 £3,417

Great Witchingham: Traffic calming £9,000 village gateways £4,000

Grimston: Trod £400

Haddiscoe: SAM2 £3,328

Hainford: Signs £450 SAM2 £3,600

Hardingham: Village signs £450

Harling: SAM2 £3,539

Haveringland: Signs £1,960

Heacham: SAM2 £3,417

Hellesdon: Bus shelter £17,000 hardstanding £1,000

Hevingham: Trod £5,200

Hilgay: Lining £150

Hingham: Trod £14,800

Holme Hale: Trod £8,600

King’s Lynn: SAM2 £7,000

Lingwood and Burlingham: Bus shelter £3,912

Little Cressingham: SAM2 £3,100

Little Ellingham: SAM2 £3,328

Ludham: Guard rail £500

Marham: Trod £31,000

Marsham: 20mph wig wags (flashing lights outside a school) £3,618

Marshland St James: Village gateways £3,075

Morley: Trod £3,050

Mundford: Village gateways £5,421

Necton: Trod £14,000 Trod £14,000

North Creake: SAM2 £3,139

North Elmham: Traffic calming £8,000

North Lopham: Trod £4,214

North Walsham: Village signs £750

Northwold and Whittington: Trod £4,800 SAM2 £3,950

Old Catton: Bus shelter £4,059

Ovington: Trod £11,000

Reedham: SAM2 £3,478

Rockland St Mary: SAM2 £3,281

Runcton Holme: SAM2 £6,149 Trod £7,900

Runton: SAM2 £3,606

Salhouse: Bus shelter £4,000 Trod £33,000 Trod £19,500

Saxlingham Nethergate: SAM2 £3,289

Scoulton: Bus shelter £2,540

Sheringham: Bus shelter £4,719 signs £1,000 crossing point £2,360

Snettisham: Trod £6,000

South Creake: SAM2 £3,050

South Walsham: SAM2 £3,428

South Wootton: Bus shelter £18,451

Southrepps: SAM2 £3,189

Stockton: Bus shelter £18,552

Stoke Ferry: Access £275

Stow Bedon and Breckles: SAM2 £3,564

Swanton Morley: Kerbing £5,400

Swardeston: SAM2 £3,250

Syderstone: Trod £711

Terrington St John: Trod £29,000

Thetford: Access £2,215 SAM2 £3,150 Access £3,000

Tittleshall: Village gateways £2,600

Tivetshall: SAM2 £3,549

Upper Sheringham: SAM2 £3,517

Upwell: Bus shelter £3,750 signs £7,180 SAM2 £3,050

Walpole Highway: Lining £275

Watlington: SAM2 £3,500

Wells Next The Sea: Junction improvement £23,025

Welney: Trod £28,000

West Acre: SAM2 £3,317

Weybourne: Village gateways: £2,000

Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen: SAM2 £3,417 Trod £8,583

Wimbotsham: Kerbing £3,100

Winfarthing: 20mph wig wags (flashing lights outside a school) £8,201

Woodbastwick: Signs £1,750 signs £750

Wortwell: SAM2 £3,150

Wreningham: SAM2 £3,350

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