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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 the 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)

raised concrete ares with steps leading to a bench and parish noticeboard in Buckfastleigh

Buckfastleigh Town Council successfully applied for a grant of £700.00, through the HMCEF to enable the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and a shed for the storage of tools and personal protective equipment. Read more >

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Luppitt Parish Council were awarded funding for laying a new drain within the parish, as well as funding towards a project to create a new concrete ditch. Read more >

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flail cutting along pavement into Knowle

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Bridestowe Parish Council were awarded funding towards the employment of a contractor to undertake grass cutting, weed spraying and hedge cutting within the parish and to fund the purchase of equipment for highway maintenance work. Read more >