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Parish partnerships to see more than £800,000 spent on road schemes

PUBLISHED: 17:01 16 March 2018

A vehicle activated sign on Ipswich Road. Picture: Antony Kelly

A vehicle activated sign on Ipswich Road. Picture: Antony Kelly

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A series of road safety improvements are to be made across the county, with more than £800,000 to be spent across more than 100 schemes.

Flashing speed notices, improved crossings and footpaths and bus shelters are just some of the new features to be funded, after county councillors unanimously approved its parish partnership programme for 2018/19.

Parishes across the county were encouraged to submit bids for funding to improve road safety, with all but six approved.

Norfolk County Council will now provide £411,000 towards the long list of improvements - published in this newspaper on Tuesday, March 13 - with town and parish councils responsible for raising the remaining costs.

Of the 144 bids submitted, the only completely unsuccessful proposals were for posts in Blakeney, traffic mirrors in Kenninghall, business signs in Martham and vehicle activated signs in Old Catton.

There were also unsuccessful bids for village gateways in Stoke Ferry and signs in Walpole, though both these bids received advice on how to modify them.

Members of the council’s environment, development and transport committee were unanimous in approving a report presented, which detailed almost 140 successful applications.

Martin Wilby, the committee’s chairman, had said: “This is a fantastic way of working with all of our town and parishes across Norfolk to get projects done and improvements made.”

Terry Jermy, county councillor for the Thetford division, said: “I have always been a big supporter of parish partnerships and see them as easy means to address small problems.”

The Parish Partnership scheme was first launched in September 2011. At this time it offered up half the cost of successful bids from an initial £100,000 fund.

As part of this line of bids, vehicle activated signs will be added to Acle and Coltishall, signs displaying motorists’ speeds will appear in more than 40 locations and a bus shelter in Brancaster costing £33,000.

There will also be 20mph wig wags - signs outside schools which flash at motorists break a 20mph speed limit - erected in Blakeney, Carleton Rode, Marsham and Winfarthing.

For the full list of successful bids, visit www.edp24.co.uk

These bids were approved by the committee:

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, signs £1,150*

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

Old Catton: Bus shelter £4,059

Oulton, Road markings, £500

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, Signs, £4,508*

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, signs £375*

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

* Bids which have been agreed with modification

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