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Case Study

Overview of the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund 2017/18

man cutting back weeds on devon country road

So far, this financial year, we have approved 37 HMCEF applications enabling £122,000 of works/projects to be delivered. The financial contribution provided by DCC, through the fund, was £56,500.

Town/Parish Council or Community Group Summary of bid
Beaford Parish Council Patching an estate road
Bideford Town Council Purchase of chapter 8 signage
Broadclyst Parish Council Conversion of building to store tools for self-help works
Buckland-Tout-Saints Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
Chardstock Parish Council PPE and signage equipment
Sheepwash Surface dressing
Farringdon Parish Council Verge clearance
Hittisleigh Parish Council Flood prevention
Ilfracombe Town Council PPE, equipment and training
Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council PPE and equipment
Newton Poppleford and Harpford Parish Council PPE and equipment
Sidmouth Town Council Extending road warden duties
Stoke Fleming Lengthsman/flood prevention work
Wondford Planters Planting
Diptford Parish Council Lengthsman (contractor)
Luppitt Parish Council Remove water from road (flooding)
Malborough Parish Council Maintenance costs of cycleway
Newton St Cyres Parish Council Drainage work
Newton St Cyres Parish Council Replacement of finger post
Shobrooke Repair and replacement of finger posts
Thorverton and Brampford Speke Community Action group Hulk Lane re-instatement
Ugborough Parish Council Lengthsman (contractor)
Beer Sign, tools and equipment and shed to store them in
Bere Ferrers Parish Council Health and safety equipment and tools – road repairs, gully, drain and road sign cleaning
Hennock Lengthsman (contractor)
Kingsbridge Town Council Bid 2 PPR materials and contractor time
North Molton Drainage work: survey/audit of drainage features, weeding, gritting other RW costs
Northam Town Council Bid 2 Mower, chainsaw, chainsaw training
Northleigh Purchase of PPR
Shute PPR and equipment
Southleigh Drainage work
Sticklepath Parish Council Contractor for grass cutting and weed spraying
Strete Cleaning, drainage, hedge cutting
Teignmouth Clean and repair walls on A379
Throwleigh and Murchington Parish Council Replacement sign posts
Widworthy Parish Council Purchase of road cones and road works signs

Individual case studies, including before and after pictures of the work undertaken will be available in the future.

Category: Volunteering

More case studies - Volunteering

Marwood Parish Council joined the highway self help scheme and uses its funds towards a parish handyman. Read more >

Information about the applications for the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF) that were approved in 2016/17. Read more >

Clearing a footway in Sidmouth

Volunteering to keep the paths clear in Sidmouth. Read more >

Pothole filling trials

In response to demand to fill potholes, Devon Highways Materials Laboratory identified a product, that would provide a robust fix. Read more >

A pilot project to test how communities can support local libraries Read more >

Road wardens, Plymtree volunteers

Following the successful pilot of minor pothole repairs, the Council has announced that the scheme is being widened. Read more >

Exe Bridges subway

Local graffiti artists have given the subway at Exe Bridges in Exeter a colourful facelift. Read more >

Tackling flooding with self help funds

The parish of Colyton is active in trying to address their own ongoing drainage and flooding issues. Read more >

One of the initial issues facing local councils is access to appropriate signs and equipment. Read more >

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