PPE, Signs/Barriers & Drainage Works in Ugborough
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)
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 >
Buckfastleigh Town Council successfully applied for a grant of £700.00, through the HMCEF to enable the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and a shed for the storage of tools and personal protective equipment. Read more >
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 >