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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.

Parish Summary
All Saints Parish Council Pothole repair material
Axminster Town Council Pothole repair material and tamper
Bere Ferrers Pothole repair material
Chardstock Parish Council Pothole repair material
Great Torrington Town Council Pothole repair material
Horrabridge Parish Council Pothole repair material
Lustleigh Parish Council Pothole repair material
Modbury Parish Council Pothole repair material
Newton Poppleford & Harpford Parish Council Pothole repair material
North Bovey Conservation Group Pothole repair material
Nymet Rowland Parish Council Pothole repair material
Plymtree Parish Council Pothole repair material
Poltimore Parish Council Pothole repair material
Sheepwash Parish Council Pothole repair material
Shute Parish Council Pothole repair material
Thornbury Hamlets Council Pothole repair material
Winkleigh Parish Council Pothole repair material
Bradford & Cookbury Parish Council Pothole repair material and digger hire
Brixton Parish Council Funding for additional training for 10 volunteers
Cheriton Bishop Parish Council Purchase of salt spreader
Chittlehamholt, Sattersleigh & Warkleigh Parish Council Highway cleaning work
Christow Parish Council Lengthsman duties
Clayhidon Parish Council Gully cleaning
Clyst St George Parish Council Pothole repair material
Doddiscombsleigh Parish Council Hire of road sweeper
Great Torrington Town Council Repair of railings
Holbeton Parish Council To support the work of the road warden, various projects
Ilfracombe Town Council Lawnmower purchase
Ilfracombe Town Council Drainage works and pothole repair material
Luppitt Parish Council Lengthsman duties
Lustleigh Parish Council Pothole repair material and equipment
North Molton Parish Council Drainage, weed spraying, hedge trimming
North Tawton Town Council Hedge trimming
Northam Town Council Purchase of shredder for removal of green waste
Northam Town Council Training and qualification for weed killing apparatus
Okehampton Town Council Verge maintenance
Rewe Parish Council Upgrading and widening of footpath
Sticklepath Parish Council Grass cutting and weed spraying
Stoke Canon Parish Council Upgrading and widening of footpath
Talaton Parish Council General maintenance
Teignmouth Town Council Works undertaken on trees
Thornbury Hamlets Council Tools and equipment
West Hill Parish Council Verge improvement and maintenance
Whimple Parish Council Additional salt bins
Woolfardisworthy Parish Council Replacement finger posts
Woolfardisworthy Parish Council Grass cutting

 

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