Highway maintenance in Bideford
Bideford Town Council have recently taken on two new employees to form their Maintenance Team, dealing with the increased number of tasks that are now being devolved to parish and town councils.
The Maintenance Team have proved invaluable, keeping the town clean and dealing with weeds. They now have a new jet washer which has been used to clean street furniture and has provided much-needed versatility.
The Team have also taken on a large section of grass cutting and a new Flymo grass cutter has been essential when having to work in areas that include banks and uneven surfaces.
Both these invaluable items were purchased with the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement grant funding from Devon County Council.
More case studies - Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF)
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 >
Since joining the Road Warden Scheme early in 2018, Thornbury Hamlets has been proactive in logging and addressing the non-intervention potholes in the parish. The response from residents and the grant received from the HMCEF has been very positive, with volunteers of all ages, who are keen to ‘do their bit’ to make our roads… Read more >
During 2018/19, a further 16 road warden agreements were signed. There are now 73 agreements in place across the County. Read more >