Ten Fenland road schemes are awarded grant funding from Cambridgeshire County Council

Elm Primary School will have localised speed reductions outside it after Cambridgeshire County Counc

Elm Primary School will have localised speed reductions outside it after Cambridgeshire County Council agreed to help fund a safety scheme. - Credit: Archant

Speed limit reductions, parking restrictions and an improved footway are schemes that have all received county council funding.

In all Cambridgeshire County Council has agreed to spend £64,884 on local highways improvements across Fenland.

The money was allocated at Tuesday’s 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 20 schemes were submitted for consideration and rated on four pointers with scores given out of five. The top 10 rated schemes were all awarded funding.


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Highest scoring was a scheme for localised speed reduction outside Elm Primary School along Main Road in Elm.

The school received 90 per cent funding from the county council - £9,000 in total - towards the £10,000 cost.

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Other successful bids were:

• Wisbech Octavia Hill Ward councillors’ scheme to address parking issues at side road junctions along Ramnoth Road, Wisbech, it was received £1,350 towards the £1,500 overall cost.

• Whittlesey Town Council received £5,057 towards the £5,657 cost of improving the substandard highway width in Commons Road.

• Wimblington Parish Council was awarded £900 towards the improving the end of the cycle lane at Wimblington Road junction. The parish will pay £100 towards the scheme.

• Wisbech Town Council was given £9,900 towards the £11,000 cost of a scheme to remove a ‘rat run’ from West Parade.

• Wisbech St Mary was also given £9,900 towards the £11,000 cost of a scheme to help accident reduction measures and reduce traffic on Back Road, Murrow/Pigeons Corner.

• Residents of The Orchards in Chatteris have been given £2,000 towards a £3,000 scheme to implement parking restrictions.

• Doddington Parish Council was awarded £9,900 towards an £11,000 traffic calming scheme on approaches to the village at Wimblington Road/Primrose Hill/Benwick Road.

• Whittlesey Councillor Ralph Butcher’s scheme to address a lack of footway link along Burnt House Road was gvien £9,900 towards the £11,000 cost.

• Gorefield Parish Council was awarded £9,900 towards an £11,000 scheme to extend the 30 mph speed limit and other speed control measures along Wolf Lane, Gorefield.

The county council allocated all the money available in the Fenland local highways improvement budget.

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