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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.

surface dressing of road at Sheepwash with traffic cones

Sheepwash Parish Council received two funding allocations, totalling £1152.86 in order to carry out works on the road from Sheepwash Bridge to Highampton. Read more >

team members getting out signs before commencing work

Following the receipt of a further grant from the Highways Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund, Thornbury Hamlets has been able to purchase a new whacker plate and a variety of shovels and brushes, to speed up our work. Read more >

overgrown hedges on narrow country lane

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