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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)

country road with pot holes rapired with tarmac

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 >

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 >

cars on road with pavement and hedges running alongside coming up to a sharp left hand bend with the black and white roadsigns that symbolise this

Ilfracombe Town Council employ a town maintenance operative, whose role includes keeping the town tidy and free from weeds, cutting grass verges, pruning trees, clearing drains and filling minor potholes.  A group of volunteers also carry out minor works under supervision. Read more >

Grass cutting

Bridestowe Parish Council were awarded funding towards the employment of a contractor to undertake grass cutting, weed spraying and hedge cutting within the parish and to fund the purchase of equipment for highway maintenance work. Read more >

road closed sign at road in bideford with road closure barriers

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 >

Upton Pyne self help - sign cleaning

The Parish of Upton Pyne are actively carrying out self help works to keep their area looking good. 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 >

Bench off of path at North Tawton

North Tawton Town Council were awarded £3,000 for vegetation management through the HMCEF.   Whimple Parish Council received a grant to purchase Personal Protection Equipment for volunteers and highway equipment. Read more >

flail cutting along pavement into Knowle

Braunton Parish Council took part in a ‘Tidy-Up Community Day’ in Knowle, which included flail cutting along the pavement. Read more >