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Case Study

Fingerpost Restoration in Exmouth

Black multi directional fingerpost sign on pavement next to the sandy beach at Exmouth

Exmouth Town Council were awarded funding through the HMCEF to restore finger posts within the town.

The work involved the replacement of broken fingers, the restoration and painting of columns and the removal and replacement of broken finger post columns.

This work has increased signposting for visitors and businesses within the town.

 

 

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

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 >

person filling in pothole using a spade on a road

Lustleigh Parish Council received funding for materials and equipment to fill non-intervention potholes under the Road Warden Scheme. 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 >

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Diptford Parish Council received funding towards the engagement of a contractor to clear blocked gullies within the parish boundaries. Read more >

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

country road with pot holes rapired with tarmac

A number of parishes have received funding from HMCEF and have used this to carry out maintenance works and improvements to their local communities. Read more >

people clearing branches on side of road in Beer

Beer, Bovey Tracey, Buckland Tout Saints, Modbury and Yealmpton parish councils have all successfully applied for grants through the HMCEF, in order to purchase tools and equipment to enable works within their local areas. Read more >

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

Ilfracombe Town Council employ a town maintenance operative, whose role includes keeping the town tidy and free from weeds, cutting grass verges, pruning trees, clearing drains and filling minor potholes.  A group of volunteers also carry out minor works under supervision. 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 >