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Norfolk County Council Parish Partnership Scheme

Norfolk County Council's Parish Partnership Scheme is an annual funding scheme that provides matched funding for small highways projects in the county. Usually the County Council pays 50% of the cost of approved projects, with the local town or parish council funding the rest, either directly or from other sources. Projects that can be funded include things like improving sections of pavement, SAM2 speed awareness signs, and bus shelters.

The Town Council's Planning Committee usually deals with the selection of projects and the application process. Applications are made in early December for the following financial year. Recent projects in Thetford that have been funded by the scheme include:


At a meeting on the 30th November, the Town Council agreed to apply for funding towards constructing a new pathway along Nun's Bridges Road (source).


The Town Council successfully applied for 50% funding for two projects:

Blaydon Path (£9,000)
Providing a firm Breedon Gravel surface on the Abbey Meadows Path. (application)
Drop kerb Brandon Road (£1,000)
Providing a dropped curb at the exit from Redcastle woods onto Brandon Road, as this will be on the route of the planned sculpture trail. (application)


The Town Council successfully applied for funding towards £9,000 of street furniture. (source)


The Town Council applied for one project for 2019/20 financial year — access improvements to the three informal paths from Hurth Way to Teasel Drive, Speedwell Close, and Sorrel Drive. However, this project was not accepted by the County Council (source 1; source 2).


The Town Council applied for 50% funding for three projects, which were all approved by the County Council (source 1; source 2).

SAM2 Vehicle Activated Speed Awareness Sign (£3,150)
The mobile sign can be placed in different locations around the town, and flashes up passing vehicles' speeds to warn drivers if they are exceeding the speed limit. See Speed Cameras & Enforcement for further details.
Access Improvements at Scout Camp Entrance (£3,000)
Work to improve the turning to the Bidwell Scout Camp site off the A134 north of Thetford near Two Mile Bottom.
Barnham Cross Common Car Park Access (£2,215)
Reduce height of bank and level of exit at Barnham Cross Common car park.

Other Past Projects

Pavement on Nuns' Bridges Road
Creating a short section of hard-surfaced pavement on the southern side of the road, between Nunnery Place and Nunnery Drive.