Winter Maintenance in Shillingford
A Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement grant was awarded to Shillingford Parish Council, for the total of £820.00 to purchase tools and equipment such as the salt spreader shown to grit roads in the parish which are not treated by Devon County Council.
As of the 14 February 2018, the Chairman had taken it out 6 times so far, so a great success. Shillingford Parish Council report that it is much appreciated by the parishioners and they feel sure it is making their early morning journeys safer.
In periods of winter weather, Devon County Council are able to treat the primary salting network. The primary salting network is made up of the major routes where the majority of vehicle movements take place and also includes accesses to hospitals, ambulance stations, fire stations, other emergency service establishments, railway stations, airports and secondary schools. The length of the 37 routes which form the primary salting network is 20% of the road network.
Devon County Council do not have the resource to treat cycleways and are only able to treat footpaths in busy town centres. The Parish Council therefore are able to treat these areas in particular, to ensure a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists.
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