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£770,000 boost for 95 local highway schemes

Norfolk County Council, 24 February 2023 00:00

Ninety-five local communities across Norfolk are looking set for new locally important highway schemes as councillors consider bids for Parish Partnership funding on Monday 6 March.

The Popular Parish Partnership scheme was started in 2011 and has now seen £9.5m million spent on schemes including trods, village gateways, bus shelters and vehicle activated signs over the last 12 years.

Councillor Graham Plant, Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Transport, said: "It's exciting to see that for the first time this year the scheme will be funding the installation of electric vehicle charging points. This shows how our scheme is evolving over the years to keep pace with new demands, our carbon reduction aims, and changes in the way people are travelling."

"These small but important improvements continue to make a difference to local communities and I'm so pleased that we're able to support this wonderful partnership work in this way."

As well as one community getting new electric vehicle charging points, schemes up for funding this year include 13 new bus shelters, 20 vehicle activated speed signs, 15 village gateways, and nine new trod paths.

If approved this year's funding of £770,675 would be made up of a £344,781 contribution from Norfolk County Council, matched by the same amount from Town and Parish councils, and an additional sum of £40,556 from the Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership for the vehicle activated speed signs.

Norfolk County Council's cabinet will be considering the Highway Parish Partnership Schemes 2023-24, at their meeting on Monday 6 March. Details of all the schemes, including location and cost are available in the papers for the meeting. Find the papers for the meeting, including a link to view the meeting live.

Last modified: 14 May 2024 12:44

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