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Community volunteering

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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

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

Pothole filling trials

Bradford and Cookbury Parish Council received funding from the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF).  The sum of £1000.00 was approved and the parish council used the money to hire equipment to enable ditch clearing to be undertaken. Read more >

road covered in snow with person walking down the road, a person in the background is shoveling snow from their drive

Littlehempston Parish Council were awarded £1000 for snow and ice clearance during the winter period. The parish purchased a snow hopper attachment for a tractor to enable the parish to be gritted prior to and during snow fall. The parish is quite widespread and made up of small lanes which can easily be cut off… Read more >

flail cutting along pavement into Knowle

Braunton Parish Council took part in a ‘Tidy-Up Community Day’ in Knowle, which included flail cutting along the pavement. Read more >