New measures to slow down drivers and make roads safer for pedestrians are to be introduced in more than 100 towns and villages across Norfolk.

Just over £1m is due to be spent on 118 highway schemes, including vehicle-activated speed signs, bus shelters and new footpaths.

The changes will be made through Norfolk County Council's parish partnership initiative to make towns and villages safer.

Thetford & Brandon Times: More than 20 new vehicle-activated signs urging drivers to slow down will be installedMore than 20 new vehicle-activated signs urging drivers to slow down will be installed (Image: Norfolk County Council)

First launched in September 2011, the scheme invites communities to bid for cash to make much-needed improvements.

Norfolk County Council, which last week agreed to make £42m of cuts and savings, will put in almost £470,000 and the Safety Camera Partnership £44,000.

Town and parish councils match fund that money to pay the remaining cost of all the schemes - a contribution of about £485,000.

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The schemes include:

26 village gateways, where signs and road markings remind drivers they are entering an area where they ought to slow down and pay extra attention

21 SAM2 cameras - signs activated by vehicles to flash up a message to slow down

14 'trod' footpaths. A trod footpath is a low-cost footway, often made using recycled road surface material

10 bus shelters

Among the towns and villages where improvements will be made are Sheringham, Dereham, Aylsham, Loddon, Thetford, Salhouse, Stoke Ferry, Watton, Wroxham, Scarning and Potter Heigham.

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The spending on the schemes comes at a time when the authority is making £42m of cuts and savings.

Thetford & Brandon Times: 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: Norfolk County Council)

Graham Plant, the Conservative-controlled cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport said: “Our scheme has proved as popular this year as we'd hoped, and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to support every bid we’ve received.

"With the match funding we provide, we’ll see more than £1m spent across Norfolk on schemes that have been put forward by local communities.

"It’s always great to see these bids come in and it highlights what is important to our towns and parishes.

"I look forward to seeing new bids come in over the next year as the scheme begins its 14th year."

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The council's cabinet is due to agree to distribute the money when it meets on Monday.


Alburgh: Village gateways £5,760
Aldborough: Posts £2,536
Antingham: Signs £4,065
Ashmanhaugh: Village gateways £1,934
Attleborough: Village gateways £7,209
Aylsham: Kerbing £6,000
Beetley: Road markings £270
Blofield: Kerbing £5,000 and public right of way £10,000
Booton: Village gateways £5,400
Bramerton: Village gateways £2,970
Bressingham: 20mph Wig Wags £15,775
Brundall: Village gateways £5,240 and signs £1,735
Burnham Market: Surfacing £5,000
Burston and Shimpling: Village gateways £14,612
Buxton with Lamas: Bus shelter £4,989
Cantley: Trod £5,500
Carbrooke: Village gateways £10,000
Catfield: Bus shelter £6,861
Cringleford: Vehicle activated signs £5,649
Dereham: Bus shelter £7,938 and trod £50,000
Earsham: Posts £2,000
East Ruston: Village gateways £3,300
East Winch: Trod £36,675
Felmingham: Kerbing £7,974
Field Dalling: Village gateways £1,368.62
Filby: Village gateways £8,151
Fleggburgh: Village gateways £3,800
Garvestone: Bus shelter £6,470
Gillingham: Footway £22,180
Gimingham: Bus shelter £4,017
Great Massingham: Village gateways £5,000
Gressenhall: Surfacing £15,700
Griston: Trod £26,159
Haddiscoe: Signs £2,428
Harling: VAS £19,120 and village gateway £4,720
Hellesdon: Bus shelter £12,286
Hempnall: Public right of way £1,550
Hempton: VAS £7,492
Holme Hale: Posts £2,000
Holme next the Sea: Street Furniture £800
Itteringham: Signs £5,000
Langham: Footway £11,200
Lenwade/Weston Longville: Bus shelter £6,364
Loddon: Trod 2,200.00
Narborough: Bus shelter £10,054
Necton: Village gateways £6,859.50
New Buckenham: Village gateways £2,500
Newton Flotman: Village gateways £4,158
Nordelph: Posts £14,000
North Lopham: Village gateways £6,500
Outwell: Posts £25,000
Potter Heigham: Feasibility study £10,000
Pulham St Mary: Kerbing £5,000
Redenhall with Harleston: Posts 14,000
Roughton: Village gateways 1,476 and surfacing £4,800
Salhouse: Bus shelter £7,399 and village gateways £8,550
Saxlingham Nethergate: Footway £15,633
Scarning: Signs £1,459 and £1,392
Scole: Signs £3,500
Scoulton: Signs £950
Sheringham: Bench £2,000, footway £9,300 and village gateways £5,560
Shipdham: Village gateways £4,093
SoutheryL Bench £1,000
Sporle with Palgrave: Surfacing £5,980
Sprowston: Trod £13,965
Stibbard: Village gateway £4,800

Stoke Ferry: 20mph Wig Wags £3,800, trod £30,000 and footway £4,000
Strumpshaw: Footway £24,000
Swanton Morley: VAS £9,681
Swardeston: Village gateways £9,111
Syderstone: Posts £300 and village gateways £2,935
Tattersett: 20mph Wig Wags £7,000
Terrington St John: Trod £30,000
Thetford: Trod £50,000
Tilney St Lawrence: Bus shelter £9,249
Tunstead: 20mph Wig Wags £8,256
Upwell: Trod £10,000
Watton: Kerbing 40,000, 20mph Wig Wags £7,514 and trod £7,416
Weasenham: Village gateways £7,520
Weeting: Trod £24,000
Wereham: Footway £1,300
West Rudham: Village gateways £2,573
Worstead: Trod £10,878

Thetford & Brandon Times: SheringhamSheringham (Image: Archant)

These towns and villages will get SAM2 cameras:

Barsham, Brockdish, Drayton, Fakenham, High Kelling, Hockham, Ingoldisthorpe, Little Snoring, Pentney, Poringland, Repps with Bastwick, Rollesby, Saham Toney, Scarning, Sheringham, Tittleshall, Tivetshall, Walpole Highway, Woodton and Wroxham.