Message from the Parish Council Chairman:
I am writing to encourage you to respond to this survey about the verges in the village. You would have seen the deterioration of the last few years, perhaps because more traffic passes through and perhaps we have more home deliveries. We have the opportunity to apply for funding to protect the verges with kerbstones etc, hopefully reversing the damage and enabling the grass to regrow. Apart from the aesthetic value, we could walk on the verges again rather than in the road with the traffic. If we are able to obtain funding, the Parish Council would have to make a 10% contribution.

Please respond to this consultation by completing the form below.

Thank you in advance for your contribution.

This consultation is now closed.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Local Highway Improvement Funding Scheme

The Local Highways Improvement (LHI) programme covers all districts in Cambridgeshire and invites any groups or organisations that represent the local community to apply for funding. The schemes are community driven and give local people the opportunity to put forward proposals for highway improvements in their area.

The schemes are delivered by the County Council on a joint funded basis and applicants can apply for funding of up to either £25,000 for complex projects or £10,000 for non-complex projects, as a contribution to their scheme. The applicant is expected to provide a minimum contribution of 10% towards the total scheme cost.

Due to the popularity of this initiative, applications are limited as follows:

  • Parish councils – one bid per parish.
  • Town councils – one bid per county council division in the town.
  • Cambridge City – five bids per county council division.
  • Community groups – one additional application, per respective parish, town, or city, (this does not apply to Cambridge City). This application should be applied for in the same way and needs to evidence the support of the locally elected member/s before submitting.

The indicative timeline for the 24/25 application window is as follows –

  • Application window opened on Monday 30 October 2023
  • Application window closes on Friday 12 January 2024 at 5pm
  • Prioritisation and feasibility studies undertaken between February and April 2024
  • Member panel meetings in May 2024
  • Report to committee including prioritised lists for approval in July 2024
  • Programming, design, and consultation with applicants between August 2024 and March 2025
  • Pricing and construction between March 2025 and August 2025

The scheme should meet the aims of the LHI initiative as set out below. The application must demonstrate how the scheme meets these criteria on the application form. It’s important to provide as much relevant information as possible.

  1. Does the application address a known safety issue?
  2. Could the suggested scheme increase safety for highway users?
  3. Could the suggested scheme contribute positively to sustainable transport, public transport and health?
  4. Does the application have demonstrable local support?
  5. Could the scheme potentially lead to any localised environmental improvements?

Further information can be found on the CCC website – https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/roads-and-pathways/improving-the-local-highway/local-highway-improvement-funding