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Case Study

2017/18 Overview of the Road Warden Scheme and the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund

man cutting back weeds on devon country road

During this financial year we have set up 49 new road warden agreements, bringing the total in place to 60.

We have trained 50 representatives from 33 parish and town council’s in chapter 8 training and are now starting to receive more interest in the one-day traffic management for special event course offered by Cormac. We also introduced the Highway Safety Awareness e-learning course at the end of last year and 42 have signed up so far.

14 Parish and Town Councils have received pothole repair material to repair non-intervention potholes in their communities.

We have received 72 HMCEF applications and 15 applications were carried over from 2016/17. A total of 61 applications have been approved. The total number of approved grants is approximately £91,000.00 and will help to fund projects worth over £222,000.00.

Parish Summary
All Saints Parish Council Training and equipment for weed killing
Bideford Town Council PPE for weed clearance
Bovey Tracey Town Council Purchase of a leaf blower
Luppitt Parish Council Drainage/Ditch work
Newton Abbot Lengthsman and tool purchase
North Molton Parish Council Drainage works, hedge trimming, weed spraying
Northam Town Council Bid 2 Purchase of PPE
Payhembury Parish Council Costs associated with Ecology study
Rattery Materials and equipment for pot hole filling
Buckland-Tout-Saints PPE
Chardstock Parish Council PPE and signage equipment
Farringdon Parish Council Verge clearance
Hittisleigh Parish Council Flood prevention
Lynton and Lynmouth Town Council PPE and equipment
Newton Poppleford & Harpford Parish Council PPE and equipment
Beaford Parish Council Patching an estate road
Bideford Town Council Purchase of chapter 8 signage
Broadclyst Parish Council Conversion of a building to store equipment
Ilfracombe Town Council PPE, equipment and training
Sidmouth Town Council Extending Road Warden duties
Stoke Fleming Lengthsman/flood prevention work
Wonford Planters Planting
Sheepwash Parish Council Surface dressing
Diptford Parish Council Lengthsman (contractor)
Luppitt Parish Council Remove water from road (flooding)
Marlborough Parish Council Maintenance costs of cycleway
Newton St Cyres Parish Council Drainage work
Newton St Cyres Parish Council Replacement of finger post
Shobrooke Repair and replacement of finger posts
Thorverton & Brampford Speke Community Action Group Hulk Lane re-instatement
Ugborough Parish Council Lengthsman (contractor)
Beer Sign, tools and equipment and shed to store them in.
Bere Ferrers Parish Council Health and Safety equipment and tools – road repairs, gully, drain and road sign cleaning.
Hennock Lengthsman (contractor)
Kingsbridge Town Council Bid 2 Pothole materials and contractor time
North Molton Drainage work:survey/audit of drainage features,weeding, gritting, other RW costs.
Northam Town Council Bid 2 Mower, chainsaw, chainsaw training
Northleigh Pothole repair material
Shute PPR and equipment
Southleigh Drainage work
Sticklepath Parish Council Contractor for grass cutting and weed spraying
Strete Cleaning, drainage, hedge cutting
Teignmouth Clean and repair walls on A379
Throwleigh & Murchington Parish Council Replacement sign posts
Widworthy Parish Council Purchase of road cones and road work signs
Chittlehamholt, Satterleigh & Warkleigh Verge maintenance
Exmouth Town Council Repairs and restoration of Exmouth’s Fingerposts
Hennock Lengthsman (contractor)
Lifton PC & Chilaton & Milton Abbot Weed clearance
Marwood PC Flood clearance
Modbury PC Plate compacter
North Tawton Town Council Vegetation management
Stokenham Parish Council Drainage works
Thornbury Hamlets Parish Council Pothole material, PPE and road signs
Whimple Parish Council PPE and signage equipment
Yealmpton  Parish Council Village maintenance
Halberton PC Pothole material – 35 tubs
Kenn PC Pothole material – 26 tubs
Modbury PC Pothole material – 1 x pallet (52 tubs)
Thornbury Hamlets Parish Council Pothole material – 1 x pallet (52 tubs)

 

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