Skip to content

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS. For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information on the situation, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page.

Case Study

Ditching works in Southleigh

hedgerow along road with muddy ditchwater, with a small white dog looking into the ditch

Southleigh Parish Council secured funding from the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund to carry out extensive ditching and culvert clearance.

The works were carried out along the lane from Hangman’s Stone to Nanny’s Water, along the road from the top of Southleigh Hill past Gays Farm, the entire stretch of Southleigh Hill from the village up to the top of t he hill and the ditches both sides of the road along the Farway Countryside Park (now closed) stretch of road.

This work has significantly reduced the build up of water on our road surfaces, preventing flooding and any further road damage.

 

More case studies - Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF)

workman in hi vis putting up traffic cone with road works sign

Lamerton Parish Council were awarded funding from the HMCEF for drainage works in the Parish. Read more >

wall on side of road cleared from weeds bramble and earth

North Tawton Town Council received funding through the HMCEF to clear a wall and hedge free from weeds, brambles and earth accumulation to make the road safer for pedestrians to use. 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 >

Drewsteignton Parish Council received funding through the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF) towards the replacement of 4 sign posts and the repair and cleaning of several others within the parish. Read more >

traffic cones stacked behind railings

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,… Read more >

man cutting back weeds on devon country road

Stokenham Parish Council were awarded funding from the HMCEF to clear drains, grips and buddle holes within the parish. Read more >

Halberton Parish Council received funding and used this to purchase equipment to enable the Road Warden and a team of local volunteers to carry out highway related maintenance. 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 >

Bench off of path at North Tawton

North Tawton Town Council were awarded £3,000 for vegetation management through the HMCEF.   Whimple Parish Council received a grant to purchase Personal Protection Equipment for volunteers and highway equipment. Read more >