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)
Sticklepath Parish Council received funding from the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF). The money contributed towards contractor costs for verge cutting and weed spraying throughout the parish. Read more >
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Bideford Town Council successfully applied for a grant of £943.68, the grant enabled the town council to purchase Chapter 8 signage to safely undertake minor highway related works and to arrange road closures during local events. Read more >
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