PPE, Tools and Equipment in Communities
Many local communities have applied for funding in order to gain the necessary tools and equipment, along with the relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to carry out their own maintenance works.
Great Torrington Parish Council received funding towards the cost of new grass cutting equipment and a chainsaw to enable their team of volunteers to carry out maintenance. The equipment has enabled grass verges and vegetation within the parish to be maintained, ultimately improving the appearance of the town and ensuring public safety.
Ideford Parish Council received a grant for £246.00 towards the purchase of Personal Protection Equipment and litter picking equipment. In addition to keeping the highway network clear, the equipment is used throughout the parish to keep the Village Green and Public Rights of Way clean and free from litter while ensuring that volunteers are safe, visible and protected.
The Council further plan to use the equipment to assist tidy ups after public events such as their Fete or during National Litter Picking and Tidy Up days. The equipment may also be loaned to neighbouring parishes.
Ipplepen Parish Council received a Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement grant for £1000.00 to purchase personal protective equipment and signage. The equipment will be used by volunteers who have received training funded by Devon County Council to work on small maintenance projects.
Lydford Parish Council received funding to purchase equipment for their newly qualified parish lengthsman. Works carried out to date include the removal of leaves from drains, maintenance of road verges and the clearing of vegetation from streams. This work will help to reduce drain blockages in the centre of the village, reduce flooding and improve pedestrian safety, as there are no pavements within the village.
More case studies - Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF)
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 >
Beaford Parish Council received a grant from the HMCEF for a project to patch an estate road, Shepherds Meadow, within their community. Read more >
Blackawton Parish Council were awarded funding from the HMCEF to carry out drainage works around the Parish. Read more >
Clayhidon Parish Council received funding over two financial years through the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF). Read more >
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 >
Southleigh Parish Council secured funding from the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund to carry out extensive ditching and culvert clearance. Read more >
Drewsteignton Parish Council received funding through the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF) towards the replacement of 4 sign posts and the repair and cleaning of several others within the parish. Read more >
Ermington Parish Council were granted funding to purchase road signs and cones to use in the Parish. Read more >
During 2018/19, a further 16 road warden agreements were signed. There are now 73 agreements in place across the County. Read more >