Village’s zebra crossing campaign receives funding boost
- Credit: Archant
The campaign to install a zebra crossing outside Little Downham’s Feoffees Primary school received a crucial boost this week with a commitment to provide £10,000 from Cambridgeshire County Council.
Childminder Emma Turrell enlisted the support of her MP Steve Barclay after the year-long campaign for the £15,000 crossing had stalled.
Mr Barclay, who visited the site and backed campaigners, launched a petition which helped draw a positive response from council officials.
Campaigners submitted a bid to the county council’s local highways improvement fund, which was accepted by officers and will go before cabinet for approval in April.
Mr Barclay said: “It is brilliant news for residents of Little Downham that Emma’s bid for £10,000 funding to support a crossing outside of the primary school has been successful. Great credit is due to Emma who has worked tirelessly to secure this funding.”
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The North East Cambridgeshire MP is encouraging local residents of Little Downham to show their support for the next stage of the campaign by signing his petition at www.stevebarcly.net/petition backing the scheme, which will help keep safe youngsters aged between 4 and 11 coming in and out of the school at peak times.
Mr Barclay said: “In order to meet the full cost of the zebra crossing project we need to raise the remaining £5,000. Key to that will be the forthcoming parish council meeting, and I hope the responses to the petition will underline the local commitment to a zebra crossing.
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Additional community funding will be discussed at the Little Downham Parish Council meeting on March 13.