Further to the welcome announcement by Cambridgeshire County Council allocating £10,000 towards a zebra crossing outside Little Downham Feoffees Primary School attention now turns towards finding the remaining £5,000 towards completion of this project.
I have now undertaken some further research and discovered that Little Downham Parish currently has £14,891 of section 106 money which I understand has not yet been spent. The criteria applied for allocating section 106 money is that a project must have a wider community benefit.
Fortunately the proposed zebra crossing meets this test and therefore-while I very much respect that it is a decision for the Parish Council- it is now within their gift to use a third of the available section 106 money to allocate £5,000 so that the zebra crossing can go ahead.
I have therefore written to Little Downham Parish Council ( read Little Downham Letter here) to request that they consider funding the last tranche of money due so that the zebra crossing can now go ahead.