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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)

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 >

man in hi vis jacket with wheelbarrow and spade filling in pothole

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 >

Clearing a footway in Sidmouth

Volunteering to keep the paths clear in Sidmouth. 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 >

grass verge on sunny day along road at sticklepath

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 >

people clearing branches on side of road in Beer

Beer, Bovey Tracey, Buckland Tout Saints, Modbury and Yealmpton parish councils have all successfully applied for grants through the HMCEF, in order to purchase tools and equipment to enable works within their local areas. Read more >

road covered in snow with person walking down the road, a person in the background is shoveling snow from their drive

Littlehempston Parish Council were awarded £1000 for snow and ice clearance during the winter period. The parish purchased a snow hopper attachment for a tractor to enable the parish to be gritted prior to and during snow fall. The parish is quite widespread and made up of small lanes which can easily be cut off… 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 >

person filling in pothole using a spade on a road

Lustleigh Parish Council received funding for materials and equipment to fill non-intervention potholes under the Road Warden Scheme. Read more >