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Community volunteering

Community support schemes give town and parish councils, community self-help groups and volunteers, the opportunity to take control of small local maintenance tasks. View all community support and self help schemes >

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...help fill pot holes in my local area

The Road Warden Scheme allows trained volunteers to complete minor maintenance works in the vicinity of the public highway within their community. Read more >

...help keep my parish paths clear

The Parish Paths Partnership Scheme allows volunteers to improve the condition of their local rights of way. Read more >

... help keep my local area clean and tidy

The Highways Self Help Scheme allows trained volunteers to complete minor works out at a safe distance from the public highway. Read more >

...help grit roads and clear snow near me

The Snow Warden Scheme allows trained volunteers to act as a key contact between the local community and Devon County Council during severe weather. Read more >

Find out about the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement fund which aims to help communities enhance their local area by providing financial assistance, as well as encouraging collaborative working between towns, parishes and voluntary and community groups. Apply now >

Case studies

There are many successful projects in Devon where communities have taken action and work together to benefit their local area.

Many local communities have applied for funding in order to gain the necessary tools and equipment, along with the relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to carry out their own maintenance works. Read more >

Talaton Parish Council have secured funding through the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund to assist with general highway related maintenance throughout the parish. Read more >

Grass cutting

Bridestowe Parish Council were awarded funding towards the employment of a contractor to undertake grass cutting, weed spraying and hedge cutting within the parish and to fund the purchase of equipment for highway maintenance work. Read more >