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Maintaining roads

Self help and community support

Community self help schemes give town and parish councils and community self help groups the opportunity to take control of small local maintenance tasks; allowing them to manage local volunteers and maintain their own local area.

How you can get involved

  • Snow Warden scheme – trained volunteers who act as a key contact between the local community and DCC during severe weather.
  • Parish Paths Partnership (P3) – a scheme to help people improve the condition of their local rights of way.
  • Highway Self Help scheme – trained volunteers who complete minor works at a safe distance from the public highway.
  • Community Road Warden scheme – trained volunteers who complete minor maintenance works in the vicinity of the public highway within their community.