Cambridgeshire County Council has limited its contribution to four of the five districts in the county to a total of £50,000, with no more than £10,000 for any single scheme. There is also a further £50,000 for schemes in the countys market towns. Last week it decided to back a £13,200 speed control scheme for the entrances to Pidley-cum-Fenton, a £7,500 speed-reduction scheme in Old Hurst and a £10,000 pedestrian safety scheme on the A1123 in Earith. Also in the plans are a £6,500 plan to reduce the speed limit in Kings Ripton to 20mph, a £3,500 plan for parking restrictions in Miller Way and Grove Lane, Brampton, and an £8,000 scheme to limit speeds in Humberdale Way, Warboys, to 20mph and extend the zig-zag lines outside the villages primary school. If there is sufficient cash, an £11,000 plan for a new footway in Great and Little Gidding will also be funded. In reserve is a scheme, estimated to cost £3,500, to reduce the speed limit on the B660 in Stow Longa from 40mph to 30mph. But further minor safety schemes in Somersham, Ellington, Hail Weston, Catworth, Abbotsley, Wyton-on-the-Hill, Sawtry, Little Raveley, Hilton, Great Staughton, Bluntisham, Fenstanton, Buckden and Houghton and Wyton missed the cut. The market towns budget means a £16,500 footway extension in Ramsey Heights can go ahead, along with a 20mph speed limit in Ramsey Road, St Ives, and a £350 school sign in Bushmead Road, St Neots. Town councils generally contribute a significantly greater proportion of scheme costs than other parish councils. County council cabinet member for highways and access Tony Orgee said: I am delighted that the county council has been able to find the money from its very stretched resources to meet the cost of these improvement schemes. A further announcement of the successful bids in South Cambridgeshire is expected in the coming weeks, the council said.