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Almost 70 Norfolk schemes to share £200,000 to improve road safety

PUBLISHED: 16:38 04 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:38 04 March 2014

Vehicle activated signs were installed in Bunwell through a previous round of the Parish Partnership funding. Photograph Simon Parker.

Vehicle activated signs were installed in Bunwell through a previous round of the Parish Partnership funding. Photograph Simon Parker.

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Almost 70 schemes across Norfolk which aim to slow down traffic and make roads and footpaths safer are to receive a share of more than £200,000.

Norfolk County Council has announced funding for 68 initiatives through its Parish Partnership scheme, with the money due to be used to make small improvements to the county’s highways. Parish and town councils will meet half the cost of the projects.

The support includes £150,000 funding from the highway improvement fund, and a £50,000 boost for mobile speed warning signs, provided by Norfolk’s Safety Camera Partnership.

David Harrison, cabinet member for environment, transport, development and waste, said: “The Parish Partnership scheme is popular with local communities because it helps to deliver small improvements that are high priorities locally.”

There were 73 bids. Successful ones were:

Static vehicle activated signs: North Walsham, Walpole, Great Massingham, Thetford, Old Buckenham, New Buckenham, Alburgh, Wimbotsham, Cantley, Trimingham, Old Catton, Walpole Highway, Besthorpe, Blakeney, North Lopham, Thorpe St Andrew, Shelfanger, Heacham, Hilgay, Little Melton, Ashill, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, Wroxham, Easton.

Mobile speed warning signs: Worstead, Hemsby, Downham Market, Middleton, Bunwell, Pulham St Mary, Garvestone, Gayton, Barnham Broom, Scole, Whissonsett, Tharston and Hapton, Woodton, Redenhall and Harleston, Wacton, Binham, Starston, Wymondham.

Trods (loose-finished footpaths): Morley, Salhouse, Ormesby, Hingham, Feltwell, Swaffham, Buxton, Hellesdon, Mileham, Barford, Brisley, East Rudham, Harling.

Village gateways: Runcton Holme, Crimplesham.

Bus shelters: Cromer, Costessey.

Other schemes: Horsford, Shipdham, Watlington (two), Shipdham, Brisley, Brancaster, Poringland, Southrepps.

Unsuccessful bids came from Bacton, Diss, Hockering, Winteron and Swafield/Bradfield.

Are you trying to cut speed where you live? Tell us about it by emailing dan.grimmer@archant.co.uk

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