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Case Study

2016/17 Overview of the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund

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

We received 79 applications for the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF) in 2016/17 and approved 41 HMCEF applications enabling £168,005 of works/projects to be delivered. The financial contribution provided by DCC, through the fund, was £95,000.

Town/Parish councilOverview of works/project
Ashprington Parish CouncilEquipment for non-safety pothole repairs
Bideford Town CouncilEquipment – mower and power washer
Bishops ClystLengthsman (drainage)
Bradford & CookburyEquipment hire for ditch clearing
Braunton Parish CouncilFootway works
Bridestowe Parish CouncilLengthsman (drainage)
BroadhemburyLengthsman (drainage)
Buckfastleigh Town CouncilPersonal Protection Equipment (PPE) for Road Warden to enable works to take place
Clayhidon Parish CouncilTools and equipment
DiptfordLengthsman-type work (drainage)
Drewsteignton Parish CouncilRepair and replace road signs
DunkeswellVarious works to include hedge cutting, layby extension and drainage
East DownPPE to enable works to be undertaken
Great Torrington Bid (2 bids)New mower, equipment and personal protection equipment
Halberton Bid (2 bids)Ch8 signs and equipment and non-safety pothole material, additional strimmer
High BickingtonDrain laying
Ideford Parish CouncilPPE and equipment
Ipplepen Parish CouncilPPE for 6 volunteers
KennTools and storage. To enable drainage works and repair of non-safety potholes
LoxhoreEquipment and material for drainage work, hedge and verge clearing, pothole filling etc.
Luppitt Parish CouncilConcrete ditch to prevent road damage
Luppitt Parish CouncilDrain laying
Lustleigh Parish CouncilMaterials for RW Scheme
Lydford Parish CouncilPPE; signs and barriers
MalboroughCycle path clearing
Modbury Parish CouncilLengthsman/New equipment
North Bovey Conservation Group (NBCG)PPE, signs and barriers, materials
Northam Town Council (2 bids)Range of lengthsman services, mower, chainsaw and relevant training
Okement Rivers Improvement GroupTraining for Road Warden Scheme and purchase of sprayer
Rockbeare Parish CouncilDrainage works
Shillingford St GeorgeSalt dispenser/gritter
South MiltonEquipment and PPE for drainage works
Stokenham Parish CouncilContractor costs for drainage
Talaton Parish CouncilGrass cutting/strimming
Thorverton & Brampford Speke CAGHulk Lane re-instatement
Ugborough Parish CouncilPPE, signs and barriers, contractor costs for drainage work

Individual case studies, including before and after pictures of the work undertaken are linked in the above table.

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

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. Read more >

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 >

traffic cones and tape situated along roadside at Luppitt

Luppitt Parish Council were awarded £980.00 from the HMCEF to repair a 30 metre section of road within the parish and £860.00 to carry out works to remove water off the road surface. Read more >

Parish Lengthsman

Highway Self Help scheme gives town and parish councils and community self-help groups the opportunity to do small maintenance tasks. 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 >

Grass cutting

How Bideford Town Council have made use of the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund. Read more >

Drewsteignton Parish Council received funding through the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF) towards the replacement of 4 sign posts and the repair and cleaning of several others within the parish. Read more >

drainage cover in road full of leaves

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

surface dressing of road at Sheepwash with traffic cones

Sheepwash Parish Council received two funding allocations, totalling £1152.86 in order to carry out works on the road from Sheepwash Bridge to Highampton. Read more >