Welcome to the official website of Strete in Devon, England, which is managed by Strete Parish Council. Strete is about a fifteen minute drive from Dartmouth. It is to be found on the high coastal ground at the eastern end of Slapton Sands. It's a good place to stay if you like exploring the local beaches and is also convenient for Kingsbridge, Totnes and Salcombe. Strete is situated on the South West Coastal Footpath and, with a variety of accommodation in the village, it is an ideal location to take a break in your journey. Take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful AONB surroundings.
Citizens Advice celebrates with 80s Disco Night
Citizens Advice is 80 years old this September, which means all the small local charities that make up Citizens Advice, including our own in the South Hams, make it not only one of the largest independent advice providers in the UK but one of the oldest.
The charity is currently being supported by 4 South Hams law practices for its Wills Week 23 – 27th September, the practices are offering to write Wills for free for donations to Citizens Advice South Hams.
The local advice charity has now decided to let its hair down, throw caution to the wind and go full 80s crazy with a disco in Dartington Village Hall on Friday 27th September, complete with an 80s cover band and licensed bar. Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets £8 on the door or £6 online from wegottickets.com (type “Citizens Advice 80s night” in the title box). Optional 80s fancy dress.
All proceeds go to Citizens Advice South Hams and will help them recruit and train more volunteers.
In support of the National Police Chiefs Councils (NPCC) focus on excessive and inappropriate speed this month, Devon & Cornwall Police spent Thursday 22 August patrolling the A379 between Dartmouth and Plymouth.
This resulted in:
4 vehicles being seized for having no insurance
2 seized for having no road tax, a further 5 were reported to DVLA for tax related offences
4 drivers were reported for having expired MOT’s
1 driver was reported for using a mobile phone whilst driving
1 driver was reported for failing to wear a seatbelt
1 driver was reported for not being in proper control of their vehicle
1 driver was reported for driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence
1 driver was found to have eyesight below the minimum standard required and was subject of an immediate revocation of their driving licence such is the risk they pose to others
142 motorists were found to be speeding with a variety of disposals being handed out including driver educational courses, fixed penalties and court summons.
PC Ralph Delbridge of the Devon & Cornwall Police No Excuse team said: “We will continue to ensure that our efforts are targeted towards those drivers who put others at risk. This road takes in numerous residential areas and has a mix of speed limits which are in place to help safeguard all those using the roads.
“If a small minority drive in contravention of the law they can expect our attention and if that results in a disqualification from driving through points accumulation they have only themselves to blame.
The A379 is a road they will be revisiting.
The teams used a mixture of marked and unmarked police vehicles and this was proven to work well in detecting offending behaviour whilst reassuring the law abiding residents of their presence.
Notable excessive speeds were:
Brixton Village - 32 cars exceeded the 30mph limit with one recorded at 50mph
Yealmpton Village - subject of a 30mph limit with one car recorded at 38mph
Billacombe Road - subject of a 30mph limit - five motorcycles and 81 cars exceeded the limit with two motorcycles and two cars recorded at 55mph
New Yoga class starting in the village! Perfect for those busy during the day... grab your mat and give it a try.
The Representation of the People Act 1983, Schedule A1
The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2006, and the Review of Polling District & Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006.
South Hams District Council are required by law to carry out a review of the polling districts and polling places in the South Hams every 5 years.
The purpose of the review is to ensure that all polling districts and polling places are, as far as possible, suitable and accessible to all voters. We welcome comments from any person or organisation wishing to make a representation in respect of the arrangement of polling districts and polling places within the South Hams District Council boundary; or concerning the accessibility of polling stations wherever possible giving alternative suitable places that may be used. We would also like to hear from those people who are happy with their polling station as well as those who are not in order to have a balanced view to consider.
The Council is responsible for dividing its area into polling districts for the purpose of United Kingdom Parliamentary elections. The arrangements made for these elections are also used at all other elections and referendums. When designating polling districts, we seek to ensure that all the electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as far as practicable.
The polling place is the geographical area in which the polling station is situated. It is common practice to define each polling district as the polling place, rather than designating a particular building, which allows some flexibility.
The polling station is the physical place in which polling takes place. The (Acting) Returning Officer decides on the location of the polling stations.
Steps for this review
Formal commencement of the review starts on Monday 12 August and will be on the website by that date.
SHDC will publish the comments from the (Acting) Returning Officers as soon as they are received.
There will be a public consultation period commencing on the 12 August, 2019 which will end on the 20th September, 2019.
SHDC will consider the representations received and publish draft proposals and have a second consultation period in October.
The final recommendations will be considered by South Hams District Council in November 2019.
Public Notice of Polling Districts
Review of Polling Districts
Polling District Places Schedule
Current Polling Stations and Electorates
South Hams District Council held a Council meeting on
Thursday 25 July, with councillors who unanimously supported a motion to declare
both a Climate Change and a Biodiversity Emergency.
Following recommendations from the Executive committee in June, the Council agreed a Climate Change Emergency and went further, with the additional inclusion of a Biodiversity Emergency.
The Council will now collaborate with Climate Change agencies along with Devon Councils, including Devon County and Plymouth City, to address the emergencies.
Agreement was reached to develop an action plan which will outline how the Council will meet, or exceed, the UN’s intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) carbon reduction recommendations.
This will include an assessment on whether the 2030 target date will be practical. The assessment, to be presented to Council within six months, will also look at concerns about global species and habitat loss raised by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
A politically balanced Working Group will be established by the end of August led by the Leader, Cllr Judy Pearce, Lead Executive Member for Climate Change.
At their first meeting, the Working Group will consider setting up a Citizens’ Assembly and to bring a recommendation to the next Council meeting on 26 September.
The Council will also take steps to ensure developers improve biodiversity within their development plans and to avoid, where possible, any impact to wildlife. Or, as a last resort, to carefully mitigate against any impact, in agreement with the Joint Local Plan Policy.
Climate Change impacts all of the Council’s six
Corporate Strategy themes.
To read more about these themes, go to: https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/5347/Council-Performance-and-Strategy