Local Highway Initiate (LHI) Grant
A public drop-in, was held at the Pavilion on the Barton recreation Ground on Wednesday 19th August 2020 to discuss possible traffic calming schemes in preparation for several LHI bids. The feedback determined the priority. LHI presentation
Our first bid was submitted in September 2020 for 40 mph buffer zones on roads coming into the village. A highways engineer was appointed to review our bid and determined that we could combine several elements of buffering with a modification to the Haslingfield Road junction to make it safer for pedestrians. Design details will be started on successful bids.
Bid submission September 2020
Bid presentation to scoring panel February 2021
Feedback received March 2021 ranking Barton fifth
Final approval expected June/July 2021
Work on successful bids to start soon after
Bid funding £15k grant plus £10k from the Parish
Additional funding in following years:
Two more MVAS systems (£8k) Private funding?
20 mph New Road/Comberton Road (£25k) LHI or Greenways
20 mph High Street (£25k) LHI
Junction New Road/A603 (£150k) part of Greenways
Pavements New Road and Wimpole Road (from Lordsbridge) (equires costing)
Layby exit Cambridge Road (requires costing)
Working Groups are sub-divisions of Barton Parish Council. Their purpose is to discuss, explore ideas and concerns, and then report back to the full Council with recommendations. They have no decision-making powers, but simply present the Council with their findings. The Working Groups meet between full Council meetings and each group has a lead Councillor. There may on occasion be the need to invite experts to further understanding, as well as invite representatives to give more perspective to a particular concern.
The Traffic, Transport and Travel Working Group acts upon issues surrounding roads, traffic speed, pavements and public transport reporting to Barton Parish Council on progress made. Its aim is to engage with the community and identify all relevant road and pavement issues before recommending how they might best be taken forward and resolved with Cambridgeshire County Council and the relevant Highway Authorities. Monitoring traffic is a key element with schemes like Community Speedwatch and Mobile Vehicle Activated Signs (MVAS).
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