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Case Study

2018/19 Overview of the Road Warden Scheme and the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF)

Pothole filling trials

During 2018/19, a further 16 road warden agreements were signed.  There are now 73 agreements in place across the County.

A total of 16 volunteers were trained in Chapter 8 Accreditation, 5 volunteers in a one-day traffic management for community events course and 43 have registered for our free Highway Safety Awareness Course.

A total of 60 HMCEF bids were received and 50 were approved.  The total number of approved grants totalled approximately £36,500 which will enable over £100,000 of project work to take place.

All Saints Parish CouncilPothole repair material
Axminster Town CouncilPothole repair material and tamper
Bere FerrersPothole repair material
Chardstock Parish CouncilPothole repair material
Great Torrington Town CouncilPothole repair material
Horrabridge Parish CouncilPothole repair material
Lustleigh Parish CouncilPothole repair material
Modbury Parish CouncilPothole repair material
Newton Poppleford & Harpford Parish CouncilPothole repair material
North Bovey Conservation GroupPothole repair material
Nymet Rowland Parish CouncilPothole repair material
Plymtree Parish CouncilPothole repair material
Poltimore Parish CouncilPothole repair material
Sheepwash Parish CouncilPothole repair material
Shute Parish CouncilPothole repair material
Thornbury Hamlets CouncilPothole repair material
Winkleigh Parish CouncilPothole repair material
Bradford & Cookbury Parish CouncilPothole repair material and digger hire
Brixton Parish CouncilFunding for additional training for 10 volunteers
Cheriton Bishop Parish CouncilPurchase of salt spreader
Chittlehamholt, Sattersleigh & Warkleigh Parish CouncilHighway cleaning work
Christow Parish CouncilLengthsman duties
Clayhidon Parish CouncilGully cleaning
Clyst St George Parish CouncilPothole repair material
Doddiscombsleigh Parish CouncilHire of road sweeper
Great Torrington Town CouncilRepair of railings
Holbeton Parish CouncilTo support the work of the road warden, various projects
Ilfracombe Town CouncilLawnmower purchase
Ilfracombe Town CouncilDrainage works and pothole repair material
Luppitt Parish CouncilLengthsman duties
Lustleigh Parish CouncilPothole repair material and equipment
North Molton Parish CouncilDrainage, weed spraying, hedge trimming
North Tawton Town CouncilHedge trimming
Northam Town CouncilPurchase of shredder for removal of green waste
Northam Town CouncilTraining and qualification for weed killing apparatus
Okehampton Town CouncilVerge maintenance
Rewe Parish CouncilUpgrading and widening of footpath
Sticklepath Parish CouncilGrass cutting and weed spraying
Stoke Canon Parish CouncilUpgrading and widening of footpath
Talaton Parish CouncilGeneral maintenance
Teignmouth Town CouncilWorks undertaken on trees
Thornbury Hamlets CouncilTools and equipment
West Hill Parish CouncilVerge improvement and maintenance
Whimple Parish CouncilAdditional salt bins
Woolfardisworthy Parish CouncilReplacement finger posts
Woolfardisworthy Parish CouncilGrass cutting


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