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Case Study

Signage and Equipment in Bideford

road closed sign at road in bideford with road closure barriers

Bideford Town Council successfully applied for a grant of £943.68, the grant enabled the town council to purchase Chapter 8 signage to safely undertake minor highway related works and to arrange road closures during local events.

The Town Council said; “With the Bideford Town Council Maintenance Team settled in and with the Chapter 8 qualification under their belts, they are comfortable using the new road signs.  With the high winds a few weeks ago, there were several tree limbs that needed to be cleared from pavements.

Our pictures show an early start for ‘Light Pull’ testing to ensure our Christmas lights have a strong anchor to hold on to when they are put up in a couple of months time.  We needed to keep the walkway clear too.

We will be using road closure signs again in November for Bideford’s Remembrance Parade.  The team carry them around with them on their daily duties, in the event they need to clear a pathway or pavement of debris and a full closure is not required.

Thanks to Devon County Council’s HMCEF, we have virtually a full set of road signs, cones and barriers”.

Bideford Town Council also secured funding to purchase ‘Fall Arrest’ equipment to enable their maintenance team to clear overgrown vegetation from the riverbank along New Road, Bideford.

                             

 

 

 

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