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