Skip to content

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS. For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information on the situation, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page.

Case Study

Signage Repairs in North Bovey

direction road sign

North Bovey Conservation Group received funding through the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF) to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), signage and materials to enable maintenance throughout the village.

The group have completed two separate signpost renovation projects to date. The first was near Hele Farm.  The sign is a cast iron heritage signpost and was in a derelict condition, in particular rusty with missing finger posts.

The post was cleaned and repainted in classic black and white livery as recommended by Historic England. New fingerposts were made from 25mm marine ply and the designated captions were agreed after some research and local knowledge. The characters were generated courtesy of The Fab Lab facility at the DCC Library in Exeter.

 

In addition, the group have also undertaken signpost remediation at Bughead Cross on the B3212 and at Hospit Cross on the lane between North Bovey and Moretonhampstead.

           

(Left: Signpost at Bughead Cross on the B3212)

 

(Right: Signpost at Hospit Cross, between North Bovey and Moretonhampstead)

More case studies - Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF)

raised concrete ares with steps leading to a bench and parish noticeboard in Buckfastleigh

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 >

Grass cutting

How Bideford Town Council have made use of the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund. Read more >

Chittlehamholt country road with hedges and trees either side

Chittlehamholt, Satterleigh and Warkleigh Parish Council received funding of £2000.00 from the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF). Read more >

cars on road with pavement and hedges running alongside coming up to a sharp left hand bend with the black and white roadsigns that symbolise this

Strete Parish Council were awarded funding towards the clearance of vegetation and cleaning of roadside drains along the A379. Read more >

Black multi directional fingerpost sign on pavement next to the sandy beach at Exmouth

Exmouth Town Council were awarded funding through the HMCEF to restore finger posts within the town. Read more >

footpath along roadside with greenary and trees along the path

Following their joint application to the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund, the villages of Stoke Canon and Rewe have carried out footpath improvements. 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 >

Ermington Parish Council were granted funding to purchase road signs and cones to use in the Parish. Read more >

Clearing a footway in Sidmouth

Volunteering to keep the paths clear in Sidmouth. Read more >