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Case Study

Vegetation Clearance in North Tawton

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.

This work has tidied this area of the town and improved road safety for those using it.  Devon County Council policy would not require any action to be undertaken to this area so the town council took action.

 

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

overgrown hedges on narrow country lane

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country road with pot holes rapired with tarmac

A number of parishes have received funding from HMCEF and have used this to carry out maintenance works and improvements to their local communities. Read more >

man cutting back weeds on devon country road

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estate road, shepherds meadow on summers day at

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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 >

hedgerow along road with muddy ditchwater, with a small white dog looking into the ditch

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flail cutting along pavement into Knowle

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Pothole filling trials

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