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Case Study

Drainage and Vegetation Works in Strete

cars on road with pavement and hedges running alongside coming up to a sharp left hand bend with the black and white roadsigns that symbolise this

Strete Parish Council were awarded funding towards the clearance of vegetation and cleaning of roadside drains along the A379.

The grant went towards street cleaning and ploughing, hedge cutting, gully sucking, drain clearance and buddle hole clearance. These works were done with stop and go signs which were also awarded through the grant. A contractor were brought it to help get the works done.

This project has helped better the road conditions making it safer for all road users, the A379 is a major route through costal villages. The clearing of the drains has also helped with the flooding. .

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