Road safety schemes across East Cambridgeshire receive county council funding including zebra crossings in Soham and Sutton

Pratt Street in Soham where the town council is to put a zebra crossing after gaining funding from C

Pratt Street in Soham where the town council is to put a zebra crossing after gaining funding from Cambridgeshire County Council - Credit: Archant

Three zebra crossings, two speed limit reductions and gates to highlight the entrance of a village are schemes that have all received county council funding

In all Cambridgeshire County Council has agreed to spend £50,990 on local highways improvements across East Cambridgeshire.

The money was allocated at the recent meeting of the county’s highways and community infrastructure committee.

Parish councils across the district were asked to bid for grants of up to £10,000 from the county council to implement schemes to improve highway safety.

In all 24 schemes were submitted for consideration and rated on four pointers with scores given out of five.


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The top seven rated schemes were all awarded funding.

The scheme with the highest marks was a speed limit reduction on the B1061 submitted by Dullingham Parish Council. Councillors agreed to fund 90 per cent of the £5,500 cost - a total of £4,950.

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Other schemes to get approval are:

• Soham Town Council’s scheme for a zebra crossing in Pratt Street, which was awarded 50 per cent of the £20,000 cost.

• Sutton Parish Council’s plan for a zebra crossing in High Street also received £10,000 towards the £20,000 cost.

• Haddenham Parish Council’s project for a crossing in Hop Row also received £10,000 towards the £15,000 cost.

• Stretham Parish Council was given £1,040 for gates to highlight entry to the village on the A1123 Newmarket Road.

• Wilburton Parish Council received £10,000 for a raised crossing facility in Carpond Lane.

• Witchford Parish Council also gained county council funding for a speed limit reduction on Grunty Fen Road/Ely Road. It will receive £5,000.

The budget for East Cambridgeshire was £53,087 and after allocating funds for the above schemes there is £2,097 left in the pot.

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