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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS. For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information on the situation, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page.

To find out what support is available in your local community, visit our Community Support Group page.

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 >

I want to...

...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.

hedgerow along road with muddy ditchwater, with a small white dog looking into the ditch

Southleigh Parish Council secured funding from the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund to carry out extensive ditching and culvert clearance. Read more >

road closed sign at road in bideford with road closure barriers

Bideford Town Council successfully applied for a grant of £943.68, the grant enabled the town council to purchase Chapter 8 signage to safely undertake minor highway related works and to arrange road closures during local events. Read more >

photo of the mansion totnes,modern building with large glass windows and a hand rail and path for ease of access

Transforming services through the use of new delivery models. Read more >