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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)

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 >

wooden shelter with seating on grass verge at side of a road

Talaton Parish Council have secured funding through the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund to assist with general highway related maintenance throughout the parish. 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 >

hedgerow along road with muddy ditchwater, with a small white dog looking into the ditch

Southleigh Parish Council secured funding from the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund to carry out extensive ditching and culvert clearance. 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 >

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 >

Pothole filling trials

Bradford and Cookbury Parish Council received funding from the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF).  The sum of £1000.00 was approved and the parish council used the money to hire equipment to enable ditch clearing to be undertaken. Read more >

gully on a hillside amongst plants and leaves

Diptford Parish Council received funding towards the engagement of a contractor to clear blocked gullies within the parish boundaries. 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 >