Broadclyst Road Warden
Broadclyst Parish Council applied for funding with a proposal to convert an old BT hut in Dog Village and the surrounding ground into a storage compound for the parish council, including a safe space for road signs, materials, PPE used by the community road warden along with the dry storage of ancillary equipment (cone lights, batteries, torches etc) linked to community flood resilience.
The conversion projected commenced in 2017, however delays were experienced following land disputes, this were resolved and the fence was erected earlier this year, with work now underway to repair the roof, install shelving and to lay the hard standing, so that the compound is fully operational before the winter weather sets in.
Budget-wise, the Parish Council precepted £2,500 in 17/18, £3,000 in 18/19 and a further £1,000 in 19/20 to support delivery of this project. The HMCEF enabled us to do much more than originally envisaged, being better prepared to serve the community times of extreme weather events. We are very grateful for the support.
The funding paid towards the fencing which created a safe area for storage of a wide range of community resilience equipment. The fencing formalises the space between compound and pavement, creating two off-road parking spaces for the parish truck and a local resident’s fish and chip van. By removing the van from the road and parking here the visibility has improved on the approach to Clyst Vale Community College, therefore improving safety for students.