Case Study

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

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.

All Saints Parish CouncilTraining and equipment for weed killing
Bideford Town CouncilPPE for weed clearance
Bovey Tracey Town CouncilPurchase of a leaf blower
Luppitt Parish CouncilDrainage/Ditch work
Newton AbbotLengthsman and tool purchase
North Molton Parish CouncilDrainage works, hedge trimming, weed spraying
Northam Town Council Bid 2Purchase of PPE
Payhembury Parish CouncilCosts associated with Ecology study
RatteryMaterials and equipment for pot hole filling
Chardstock Parish CouncilPPE and signage equipment
Farringdon Parish CouncilVerge clearance
Hittisleigh Parish CouncilFlood prevention
Lynton and Lynmouth Town CouncilPPE and equipment
Newton Poppleford & Harpford Parish CouncilPPE and equipment
Beaford Parish CouncilPatching an estate road
Bideford Town CouncilPurchase of chapter 8 signage
Broadclyst Parish CouncilConversion of a building to store equipment
Ilfracombe Town CouncilPPE, equipment and training
Sidmouth Town CouncilExtending Road Warden duties
Stoke FlemingLengthsman/flood prevention work
Wonford PlantersPlanting
Sheepwash Parish CouncilSurface dressing
Diptford Parish CouncilLengthsman (contractor)
Luppitt Parish CouncilRemove water from road (flooding)
Marlborough Parish CouncilMaintenance costs of cycleway
Newton St Cyres Parish CouncilDrainage work
Newton St Cyres Parish CouncilReplacement of finger post
ShobrookeRepair and replacement of finger posts
Thorverton & Brampford Speke Community Action GroupHulk Lane re-instatement
Ugborough Parish CouncilLengthsman (contractor)
BeerSign, tools and equipment and shed to store them in.
Bere Ferrers Parish CouncilHealth and Safety equipment and tools – road repairs, gully, drain and road sign cleaning.
HennockLengthsman (contractor)
Kingsbridge Town Council Bid 2Pothole materials and contractor time
North MoltonDrainage work:survey/audit of drainage features,weeding, gritting, other RW costs.
Northam Town Council Bid 2Mower, chainsaw, chainsaw training
NorthleighPothole repair material
Sheepwash Parish CouncilSurface dressing
ShutePPR and equipment
SouthleighDrainage work
Sticklepath Parish CouncilContractor for grass cutting and weed spraying
StreteCleaning, drainage, hedge cutting
TeignmouthClean and repair walls on A379
Throwleigh & Murchington Parish CouncilReplacement sign posts
Widworthy Parish CouncilPurchase of road cones and road work signs
Chittlehamholt, Satterleigh & WarkleighVerge maintenance
Exmouth Town CouncilRepairs and restoration of Exmouth’s Fingerposts
HennockLengthsman (contractor)
Lifton PC & Chilaton & Milton AbbotWeed clearance
Marwood PCFlood clearance
Modbury PCPlate compacter
North Tawton Town CouncilVegetation management
Stokenham Parish CouncilDrainage works
Thornbury Hamlets Parish CouncilPothole material, PPE and road signs
Whimple Parish CouncilPPE and signage equipment
Yealmpton  Parish CouncilVillage maintenance
Halberton PCPothole material – 35 tubs
Kenn PCPothole material – 26 tubs
Modbury PCPothole material – 1 x pallet (52 tubs)
Thornbury Hamlets Parish CouncilPothole material – 1 x pallet (52 tubs)


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