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

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.

Dan Grimmer dan.grimmer@archant.co.uk
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
4:38 PM

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.

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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

11 comments

  • If we can get all of these works done for less than £3,000 each, why are road repairs etc usually quoted in the millions of pounds!

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    DaveG

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • What a totally waste of tay payers money. If there is money to spare, lets spend it on improving the existing roads and not ways of further slowing the traffic down!

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    Norfolk John

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • Do you see now Dan Grimerr, your scare story yesterday was premature. This is 'localism' in action. If the untermensch want their roads fixed they can chase some county cash, but oh dear, have to fork out half themselves. Of couse it wouldn't have been so if the Tories had managed to table an alternative budget that protected highways' spending, like the one Chloe Smith had promised in a recent leaflet in her constituency. Then again, her record for misleading the electorate is second to none. LOL

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    Mr Cameron Isaliar

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • ...."put off pedestrians from leaving their houses by making them feel unsafe"....Roads are for cars, they are unsafe for pedestrians (cars kill pedestrians). A healthy fear of crossing the road is important for all, especially children. When a child attempts to cross a road it should be thinking 'I better take care there may be a speeding driver coming along the road' rather than 'I have a right to cross the road and drivers better make sure they see me and stop if I am in their way'.

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    Rhombus

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • "....Some activists in some villages get too obsessed with speed...." . I assume by the disparaging term " activists " you mean the vast majority of people in villages who are fed up with irresponsible motorists who ignore speed limits and thereby put lives at risk , and put off pedestrians from leaving their houses by making them feel unsafe. " Witter " on yourself.....

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    LARSON.E. WHIPSNADE

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

  • Good, more of this please. And 10 points to the 1st muppet who uses the term 'war on motorists'.

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    monkeynuts

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • Some activists in some villages get too obsessed with speed when speed is not always a problem or rather some roads would be barely safer if traffic crawled. Which is why it is good to see trods being created-and it would be nice to see those that once existed but are now overgrown reinstated.It would be nicer to see more cycle paths and safe crossing points in larger villages, especially those which have seen massive population growth whilst provision for pedestrians and cyclists remains unchanged. Vehicle activated warnings are useful reminders . I see Hemsby on the list-they would do better to improve the visibility on the roundabout they niggled for on the Winterton road than witter about speed.

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    Daisy Roots

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • It should be spent on road repairs and drainage of the roads.

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    Johnny Norfolk

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • £200,000 on 70 schemes.That equals £2857 per scheme- is this enough?

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    Toxteth O'Grady

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • Good, more of this please. And 10 points to the 1st muppet who uses the term 'war on motorists'.

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    monkeynuts

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • Good, more of this please. And 10 points to the 1st muppet who uses the term 'war on motorists'.

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    monkeynuts

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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