The village of Kimbolton is set to benefit from the construction of a new pedestrian crossing thanks to Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding – part of a jointly funded partnership with Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) and Cambridgeshire County Council.

HDC Cabinet members supported the decision to use CIL funding of £20,000 as co-funding towards the project on the understanding that the project is completed by September 2023. Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) helps fund new community infrastructure to support development in an area on projects such as new schools, transport links, open spaces, and recreational facilities.

Huntingdonshire District Councillor, Ward Member for Kimbolton Jonathan Gray said: CIL funding is really benefitting our local communities, and for Kimbolton the allocation of funds to implement a much-needed pedestrian crossing on Thrapston Road is welcomed by all in the village.”

Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Ian Gardener said: This is a fantastic example of how CIL money and partner collaboration is enabling improvements to our communities and making a real difference to people’s lives.”

Chairman of Kimbolton & Stonely Parish Council, Councillor Paul Seabrook said: “I’m pleased to see this funding being committed to the village in addition to that provided by the Parish Council. Kimbolton Parish Council has long recognised the issue for residents crossing the B645, particularly for those with young children, the elderly and disabled.”