Case Studies

There are many successful projects in Devon where communities have taken action and work together to benefit their local area.

Road wardens, Plymtree volunteers

Following the successful pilot of minor pothole repairs, the Council has announced that the scheme is being widened. Read more >

Community project to provide reliable and efficient renewable energy. Read more >

One of the UK’s first community-supported micro-dairies. Read more >

One of the initial issues facing local councils is access to appropriate signs and equipment. Read more >

Tackling flooding with self help funds

The parish of Colyton is active in trying to address their own ongoing drainage and flooding issues. Read more >

How a collection of local people can turn an idea in to reality. Read more >

Transforming services through the use of new delivery models. Read more >

Community-owned renewable energy scheme. Read more >

Exe Bridges subway

Local graffiti artists have given the subway at Exe Bridges in Exeter a colourful facelift. Read more >

Clearing a footway in Sidmouth

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

Jet washing a sign in Bideford

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

Marwood Parish Council joined the highway self help scheme and uses its funds towards a parish handyman. Read more >

A pilot project to test how communities can support local libraries Read more >

Promoting the regeneration of Moretonhampstead. Read more >

Information about the applications for the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF) that were approved in 2016/17. Read more >

man cutting back weeds on devon country road

Information about the applications for the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF) that were approved in 2017/18. Read more >

Snow Warden

To find out more about being a Snow Warden watch this short film about Peter Smerdon, Rattery’s snow warden Read more >

Pothole filling trials

In response to demand to fill potholes, Devon Highways Materials Laboratory identified a product, that would provide a robust fix. Read more >

Parish Lengthsman

Highway Self Help scheme gives town and parish councils and community self-help groups the opportunity to do small maintenance tasks. Read more >

More than 250 towns and parishes in the county have snow wardens in place in case Devon is hit by prolonged severe weather. Read more >

Parishes signed up to the Snow Warden Scheme are free to decide how they use their free salt in their area Read more >

Tavistock subway gets a new mural painting Read more >

Developing a central space for co-use and a prominent ‘shop counter’. Read more >

A resource supporting the development of the local economy. Read more >

Taking on a youth centre and creating a hub for wider community use. Read more >

Upton Pyne self help - sign cleaning

The Parish of Upton Pyne are actively carrying out self help works to keep their area looking good. Read more >