More than £1m is to be spent on new measures which will make roads and foopaths safer in more than 100 towns and villages across Norfolk.

Norfolk County Council has agreed to make money available which will be spent on 118 highways schemes, including vehicle-activated speed signs, bus shelters and new footpaths.

County Hall's Conservative-controlled cabinet agreed to the changes on Monday, through its long-running parish partnership initiative.

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

The county council will put in nearly £470,000 and the Safety Camera Partnership will provide £44,000.

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

Dereham Times: County councillor Eric VardyCounty councillor Eric Vardy (Image: Supplied by the Conservatives)

Eric Vardy, cabinet member for environment and waste, said the scheme was hugely important to parish councils.

He said: "They see this as a lifeline. They see that someone is listening out there and wants to help, heeding their needs in the community."

Alison Thomas, cabinet member for adult social care, said: "It can be something smaller, or part of a much bigger project. I really welcome this."

Leader Kay Mason Billig said it was "great to see such a great long list".

Dereham Times: Speed activated signs will be installed in some of the towns and villagesSpeed activated signs will be installed in some of the towns and villages (Image: Norfolk County Council)

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.


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
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

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, Stibbard, Tittleshall, Tivetshall, Walpole Highway, Woodton and Wroxham.