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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 council Overview of works/project
Ashprington Parish Council Equipment for non-safety pothole repairs
Bideford Town Council Equipment – mower and power washer
Bishops Clyst Lengthsman (drainage)
Bradford & Cookbury Equipment hire for ditch clearing
Braunton Parish Council Footway works
Bridestowe Parish Council Lengthsman (drainage)
Broadhembury Lengthsman (drainage)
Buckfastleigh Town Council Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for Road Warden to enable works to take place
Clayhidon Parish Council Tools and equipment
Diptford Lengthsman-type work (drainage)
Drewsteignton Parish Council Repair and replace road signs
Dunkeswell Various works to include hedge cutting, layby extension and drainage
East Down PPE 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 Bickington Drain laying
Ideford Parish Council PPE and equipment
Ipplepen Parish Council PPE for 6 volunteers
Kenn Tools and storage. To enable drainage works and repair of non-safety potholes
Loxhore Equipment and material for drainage work, hedge and verge clearing, pothole filling etc.
Luppitt Parish Council Concrete ditch to prevent road damage
Luppitt Parish Council Drain laying
Lustleigh Parish Council Materials for RW Scheme
Lydford Parish Council PPE; signs and barriers
Malborough Cycle path clearing
Modbury Parish Council Lengthsman/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 Group Training for Road Warden Scheme and purchase of sprayer
Rockbeare Parish Council Drainage works
Shillingford St George Salt dispenser/gritter
South Milton Equipment and PPE for drainage works
Stokenham Parish Council Contractor costs for drainage
Talaton Parish Council Grass cutting/strimming
Thorverton & Brampford Speke CAG Hulk Lane re-instatement
Ugborough Parish Council PPE, 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)

Many local communities have applied for funding in order to gain the necessary tools and equipment, along with the relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to carry out their own maintenance works. 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 >

traffic cones stacked behind railings

Broadclyst Parish Council applied for funding with a proposal to convert an old BT hut in Dog Village and the surrounding ground into a storage compound for the parish council, including a safe space for road signs, materials, PPE used by the community road warden along with the dry storage of ancillary equipment (cone lights,… Read more >

man cutting back weeds on devon country road

Stokenham Parish Council were awarded funding from the HMCEF to clear drains, grips and buddle holes within the parish. Read more >

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 >

wall on side of road cleared from weeds bramble and earth

North Tawton Town Council received funding through the HMCEF to clear a wall and hedge free from weeds, brambles and earth accumulation to make the road safer for pedestrians to use. 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 >

raised concrete ares with steps leading to a bench and parish noticeboard in Buckfastleigh

Buckfastleigh Town Council successfully applied for a grant of £700.00, through the HMCEF to enable the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and a shed for the storage of tools and personal protective equipment. Read more >

Clearing a footway in Sidmouth

Volunteering to keep the paths clear in Sidmouth. Read more >