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Case Study

Funding for road sweeping and gully clearing in Doddiscombsleigh

a country lane in Doddiscombsleigh

Doddiscombsleigh Parish Council were granted funding for assistance with road sweeping and gully clearing.

The roads cleared are important transport routes for the village and neighbouring communities and the funding has assisted in helping to keep the routes safe during the winter months by preventing pooling and freezing of water on the highway.

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

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

Information about the applications for the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF) that were approved in 2016/17. Read more >

salt spreader

A Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement grant was awarded to Shillingford Parish Council, for the total of £820.00 to purchase tools and equipment such as the salt spreader shown to grit roads in the parish which are not treated by Devon County Council. Read more >

road covered in snow with person walking down the road, a person in the background is shoveling snow from their drive

Littlehempston Parish Council were awarded £1000 for snow and ice clearance during the winter period. The parish purchased a snow hopper attachment for a tractor to enable the parish to be gritted prior to and during snow fall. The parish is quite widespread and made up of small lanes which can easily be cut off… 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 >

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. Read more >

Clearing a footway in Sidmouth

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side of road, with tools and a drrainage pipe

Clayhidon Parish Council received funding over two financial years through the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF). Read more >

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estate road, shepherds meadow on summers day at

Beaford Parish Council received a grant from the HMCEF for a project to patch an estate road, Shepherds Meadow, within their community. Read more >