Devon Highways Parish & Town Council Update - December 2017


Introducing you to Roadmap, a Devon Highways update created specifically for Parish & Town Councils

Roadmap is Devon Highways new publication created specifically for Town & Parish Councils.  Roadmap has been created following feedback received at our recent Parish & Town Council Conferences.  During the events it became clear that there was more we could do to advise you of the information that is readily available.  Whilst we have previously relied on emails to provide you with this information, and also to advise you of important messages, we felt that a publication such as this could help improve the way in which we communicate.

If you have any feedback on our first edition please let us know, we want to shape this publication based on your requirements.  If you would like to make a contribution please also let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.  Our initial expectation is that there will be an edition of Roadmap twice a year, however if there is a need to increase the frequency we will look to do so.

If you would prefer not to receive future copies of this publication please unsubscribe here.  Alternatively if you are aware of other members of your councils who would like to receive a copy of Roadmap please advise here.

Parish & Town Council Conferences 2017


Thank you to everybody who attended our recent parish and town council conferences which were held in November.

We saw over 128 attendees representing approximately 90 parish and town councils over the 4 days and also had a number of county councillors, locality officers and a district councillor attend.

The majority of the presentations are available to view on our Parish and Town Council webpages.

Thank you to everybody who completed the feedback form at the end of each event.  This has now been collated and will be available to view on the parish and town council webpage shortly.  If you didn't complete and feedback form, and would like to do so, please let us know.  The feedback will be used to determine the format for next year's events.

Funding news

Pothole Action Fund

You may have picked up, in the Budget, that the Government have made an additional £45m available for the pothole action fund for 17/18.  We have checked and this isn’t a mistake, the year is correct.  Ministers still haven’t decided how it will be allocated but if it is on the usual formula then we are looking at a further £1.75m for this year.  There will be more on this when we understand what the “rules” are, which we have been advised, by Government, is likely to be January.  With the late notice of the allocation of the funding we have been advised that if this can not be delivered efficiently it can be slipped to 2018/19.

For details on the existing Pothole Action Fund works please see our dedicated webpage.



Your feedback is required!

We are in the process of reviewing our Parish & Town Council webpages.

Would you please be able to spare a few minutes of your time to complete our online survey.  The feedback will help us determine whether the webpages are required and if so, what improvements can be made.


Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF)

Thank you to everyone who submitted a bid in the latest funding round which closed on the 30 November.  We received 15 applications and they were all assessed on the 14 December.  All applicants have now been informed of the decision taken in relation to their bid.

Applications received between the 1 December and the 28 February 2018 will be assessed in early March.  The online application form is available here.

For details of the applications that we have approved to date, those approved in the last financial year and a selection of case studies, please visit our communities webpages.

Snow Warden

Snow Wardens

We are still in the process of collating current Snow Warden information from all parish and town councils.  If you have not yet had a chance to complete the online form, it can be accessed here.

If you are not yet signed up to the scheme, and would like to do so you can also complete the form and we will use the information to identify those that have not received the necessary training.

December 2017

Useful links

Neighbourhood Highway Officer (NHO)

Each electoral division has a designated NHO who provides local support and information on highway matters.  They are your main point of contact for Devon Highways.

Report a problem

Report a number of problems, including potholes, using our webpages.  Guidance notes are available here.


Found out what roadworks are going on in your area and sign up to automatic alerts;

We also create dedicated webpages for works which are likely to have a high impact on the travelling public.  These are available to view here.

Works Programmes

Found out what works are planned for your communities;

Planned maintenance work including patching, surface dressing, resurfacing, footway works, and more.

Drainage (gully) programme

Open Data

Access our open data resource which includes details of our drainage assets and our highway inspection frequency.

Traffic Sensitive Street Review

A review of our designated "traffic sensitive" streets is currently being undertaken - to have your say, go to our webpage.

Highway Safety Awareness e-learning course

We now have a free e-learning course available which we recommend is undertaken by anybody who wishes to, or is interested in, undertaking community works on or near the highway.  If you would like to register volunteers for this course, please send their name and email addresses to this mailbox.

News Centre

Access all of Devon County Council's press releases via our news centre pages.


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