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Case Study

PPE, Signs/Barriers & Drainage Works in Ugborough

drainage cover in road full of leaves

Ugborough Parish Council received funding over two years under the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF).

They used the funding to purchase Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for volunteers and to purchase highway warning signs and barriers.  The funding also contributed towards contractor costs to clear drains and buddle holes.

A buddle hole is a hole or pipe that carries water through a hedge or bank.  Devon County Council currently clear these annually on the main road network.  However, those on the minor network are cleared by the parish lengthsman, due to resource it is not always possible for all features to be attended.

The work undertaken by the parish council has helped to reduce the risk of flooding within the parish.

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 >

concrete ditch with drain

Luppitt Parish Council were awarded funding for laying a new drain within the parish, as well as funding towards a project to create a new concrete ditch. Read more >

man cutting back weeds on devon country road

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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 >

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 >

road leading into Hennock

Hennock Parish Council were awarded funding from the HMCEF towards the cost of employing a contractor to undertake lengthsman duties within the parish. 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 >

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 >

wall on side of road cleared from weeds bramble and earth

North Tawton Town Council received funding through the HMCEF to clear a wall and hedge free from weeds, brambles and earth accumulation to make the road safer for pedestrians to use. Read more >