Monday, 28 October 2013

Local People To Have Their Say On Highway Improvements

Cambridgeshire County Council is again giving local communities a chance to have a real voice in deciding on highways improvements in their area.

The Council is inviting communities to apply for funding which has been made available for the next financial year, and parish councils, community and residents groups and charities are all eligible to apply.

Successful projects will be those providing highway improvements that benefit the local community. For example, better signing and road markings, pedestrian improvements, parking controls or dropped kerbs.

Applicants can seek up to £10,000 as a County Council contribution to their scheme with an expectation that they will provide 10% or more of the overall cost. The County Council is also offering loan facilities for those who wish to spread their contribution over 2 or 3 years.

County Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways and Community Infrastructure, Councillor Mac McGuire, said: “We know that local people know local needs, so we are giving communities a real say about what goes on in their area. This funding presents a real opportunity for them to put forward ideas for improvements to the highway network that will benefit everyone in their area and to work in partnership with the county council – it’s localism in action.”

Applicants have until December 9 to submit details of their scheme and an application form is available online at: