Agenda Item No. 14(b)
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
COUNCIL MEETING: 5 MARCH 2014
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 27 JANUARY 2014
C2179 SAFE ROUTES IN COMMUNITIES (SRIC) GRANT BID 2014/15 (RIPT) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT) -
Members were advised of the invitation by the Welsh Government (WG) to bid for funding through the SRIC grant process. The bid invitation was attached at Appendix A to the report.
Welsh Government invited local authorities to submit bids for Safe Routes in Communities (formally Safe Routes to Schools) annual funding to enable the delivery of local road safety projects that encouraged sustainable travel to various key locations.
The invitation to bid for funding was received on 13th December 2013 with a submission date of 3rd February 2014. This left little time to demonstrate support from the schools/public which was a requirement within the assessment criteria.
There were 4 schemes being proposed, 2 of which were submitted in 2013/14 but were unsuccessful, and 2 new further schemes as outlined below:
Improvements in access to Barry Comprehensive, namely:
Extension of the cycle/footway from Barry Comprehensive to Waycock Cross roundabout and the extension of the existing 20mph zone along Treharne Road;
Zebra to Puffin crossing - Ysgol Sant Curig;
Improvements to existing Zebra, or conversion to Puffin crossing along Barry Road (near Buttrills Road); and Improvements to existing Zebra, or conversion to Puffin crossing along Barry Road (near Hannah Street).
This was a matter for Executive decision.
(4) T H A T the urgent decision procedure as set out in article 13.09 of the Council's Constitution be used in view of the need to submit bids to Welsh Government by Monday, 3rd February.
Reasons for decisions
(4) To allow bids to be submitted within the timescale of 3rd February 2014.