New road safety schemes are to be introduced in almost 100 towns and villages across Norfolk.

The projects, including traffic calming measures, extra signage, bus shelters and new footpaths, form part of Norfolk County Council's parish partnership initiative.

First launched in September 2011, it invites communities to bid for cash to make much-needed improvements to slow down traffic and make towns and villages safer.

A total of £770,000 is earmarked to be spent on 95 schemes across the county, with County Hall putting in just under £345,000 and the Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership £40,556.

Diss Mercury: Norfolk County Council is putting almost £350,000 into the parish partnerships project. Pic: Mike PageNorfolk County Council is putting almost £350,000 into the parish partnerships project. Pic: Mike Page (Image: ©Coypright Mike Page, All Rights ReservedBefore any use is made of this picture, including dispaly, publication, broadcast, sy)

The rest of the money comes via match funding from town and parish councils.

Schemes up for funding this year include 13 new bus shelters and 20 vehicle-activated speed signs.

There will also be 15 village 'gateways', which slow down drivers by making clear they are entering a village.

And nine new 'trod paths' - low-cost footpaths, made with recycled road surface material - will be installed.

One community - Lingwood and Burlingham - will be getting an electric vehicle charging point through the scheme. That is the first time the initiative has been used to install such technology.

Diss Mercury: Graham Plant, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport. Pic: Jamie HoneywoodGraham Plant, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport. Pic: Jamie Honeywood (Image: Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk)

Graham Plant, the Conservative-controlled council's 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.”

The council's cabinet is recommended to approve the latest schemes when it meets on Monday, March 6.



ASHBY ST MARY: Surfacing £12,130

ASHILL: Village gateways £8,100

ASLACTON: 20mph 'wig wag' flashing lights £7,962

BARTON BENDISH: Village gateways £3,578

BEESTON REGIS: Village gateways £2,000

BLAKENEY: Village gateways £22,440

BLOFIELD: Footway £24,000

BRESSINGHAM: Signs £15,775

CLEY NEXT THE SEA: Surfacing £12,535

COSTESSEY: Bus shelter £1,614

DEREHAM: Bus shelter £9,000

DERSINGHAM: Signs £1,450

DOWNHAM WEST: Bus shelter £6,540

DRAYTON: Surfacing £4,752

EAST RUDHAM: Bus shelter £7,755

EATON: Traffic calming £25,000

ELSING: Signs £1,505

EMNETH: Bus shelter £7,516

FLORDON: Village gateways £2,547

FORNCETT: Village gateways £6,746

FOULDEN: Village gateways £4,183

GILLINGHAM: Footway £22,180

GRESSENHALL: Village gateways £4,000

GRIMSTON: Trod £23,512

HEACHAM: Footway £6,400

HELLESDON: Bus shelter £7,990

HEMPNALL: Footway £1,800

HEMSBY: Bus shelter £9,132

HILLBOROUGH: Bus shelter £8,477

HINGHAM: Village gateways £38,888

LINGWOOD & BURLINGHAM: EV charging point £18,600

LODDON: Public right of way £3,316 and footway £2,670

MARHAM: Surfacing £15,500

MORLEY: Bus shelter £5,483

NORDELPH: Bus shelter £4,155

NORTH WALSHAM: Trod £4,000

OLD BUCKENHAM: Footway £10,000

OUTWELL: Trod £14,600 and feasibility £4,500

OVERSTRAND: Footway £20,000


RINGLAND: Surfacing £10,000

ROLLESBY: Bus shelter £7,800

ROUGHTON: Village gateways £1,850

RUNCTON HOLME: Traffic calming £20,000

RUNTON: Trod £14,700

SAHAM TONEY: Signs £3,690

SALHOUSE: Footway £7,750, trod £26,700 and feasibility study £3,000


STARSTON: Signs £2,440

STOKE FERRY: Signs £5,000

SURLINGHAM: Village gateways £4,800

SURLINGHAM: 20mph wig wags £7,660

SWAFFHAM: Bus shelter £5,280

TAVERHAM: Bus shelter £4,879


THURLTON: Surfacing £25,000

THURTON: Surfacing £5,000

TILNEY ALL SAINTS: Footway £7,495

TIVETSHALL: 20mph wig wags £7,979

UPTON WITH FISHLEY: Village gateways £3,600

UPWELL: Lights £4,214, lights £9,700 and trod £4,900

WEREHAM: Signs £10,000

WEST RAYNHAM: Trod £11,000

WEST WALTON: Trod £11,300

WEYBOURNE: Village gateways £2,133

WIGGENHALL ST GERMANS: 20mph wig wags £3,058

WIMBOTSHAM: Footway £11,000

WORSTEAD: Village gateways £3,000

Vehicle-activated speed signs will be installed in Aldeby, Antingham, Bawburgh, Briston, Brundall, Bunwell, Cantley, Downham Market, Great and Little Plumstead, Holme Hale, Ingoldisthorpe, Long Stratton, Mulbarton, North Creake, Redenhall with Harleston, Sculthorpe, Terrington St Clement, Watlington, Winterton and Wymondham.