Residents offered the chance to have their say on highway improvements

PUBLISHED: 16:42 14 November 2012

Communities can bid for cash to help fund highway improvements.

Communities can bid for cash to help fund highway improvements.

Archant

COMMUNITIES across Fenland are being given the chance to bid for cash to help fund highway improvements in their area.

Parish councils, charities or residents groups have until December 21 to apply for funds from Cambridgeshire County Council, to help pay for anything from dropped kerbs to parking controls or improved signage.

Cabinet member for community infrastructure, Councillor Tony Orgee, said: “We know that local people know local needs, so we are giving communities a real say about what goes on in their area.

“This funding presents a real opportunity for them to put forward ideas for improvements to the highway network that will benefit everyone in their area and to work in partnership with the county council – it’s localism in action.”

Applicants can seek up to £10,000 as a county council contribution their scheme, with an expectation that communities will provide 10 per cent or more of the overall cost. The county council is also offering loan facilities for those who wish to spread their contribution over two or three years.

Successful projects will be those providing highway improvements that benefit the local community.

An application form is available online at: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/localism/Minor+works+funding+opportunities.htm

0 comments

More news stories

52 minutes ago

A young man woke from a three day induced coma in hospital after he suffered an accident on his BMX at March Skate Park.

4 minutes ago

MP Steve Barclay has accused the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) of remaining silent on re-opening of the Wisbech rail line despite the board announcing funding for Ely North improvements.

Yesterday, 12:23

A March off-licence that allegedly sold illicit cigarettes to under age children – risking their health in the process- is to have its licence challenged.

09:41

Officers raided an address on the town’s Waterlees Estate yesterday afternoon.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter