Strete, Devon Strete

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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.

 Latest News

Exeter Chiefs v Wasps

Chiefs have started to pick up their game after a slow start to the season and after a stunning match against Saracens last week they are looking forward to strengthening their position further against current Premier League leaders Wasps at Sandy Park on Sunday 12th February. Kick off is at 1pm.
Interested rugby followers should contact David Grice who is looking to arrange another day out with travel to and from Exeter on the Coleridge Bus.
Match tickets expected to be £30 and Coleridge Bus approximately £10.
The atmosphere and sporting experience at Sandy Park is second to none for both male and female followers.
Contact David on or 07593 015192 to book your place.
Early contact to ensure you don't miss this great day out is essential.

Dartmouth Indoor Swimming Pool

The Dartmouth & District Indoor Pool Trust was set up to build and run a long awaited pool for residents of the area. Sufficient grants were achieved to build the pool – full planning permission was obtained; construction initiated – and now completed!

The pool was opened by Duncan Goodhew on 3 December 2016.

Building costs were covered by:
£1.5 million pledged by Devon County Council
£400,000 pledged by South Hams District Council
£150,000 pledged by Dartmouth Town Council
£50,000 pledged by the Garfield Weston Foundation
£20,000 pledged by St Petrox Trust Lands
£9,100 pledged by Dartmouth United Charities for disabled equipment
Grainge Architects, Exeter produced plans for a 4 lane indoor pool with a separate learner pool.
Kier Construction was the contractor who built the pool.

Free Parking - Dartmouth Park & Ride

South Hams District Council’s executive committee have given the green light to sweeping away parking charges at Dartmouth’s Park and Ride during the closed season.
Made possible by the introduction of a new timetable at Easter which saved the taxpayer £40,000 a year.
Dartmouth community wished to build on the success of the Park and Ride scheme and proposed to introduce free parking from November to mid-March.
Members at South Hams District Council’s executive committee agreed to waive the charges while the Park and Ride service is closed for the winter.
Discussing the merits of free parking, Members agreed that this would encourage visitors to come to Dartmouth during the low season and would increase footfall for local businesses.
With bus stops at Sainsbury's serving the Town Centre, local Stagecoach Bus routes might consider an additional pick up/drop off at the Park & Ride car park.

Hedge Cutting

Parish Council members have discussed the concerns expressed by some members of the community in respect of the excess growth of hedgerows bordering some of the highways in the parish.
As a result arrangements have been made for hedge cutting in the Brockhall area of the A379 and other areas in the village, in the next few days.
However, Parish Council members would like to remind land and property owners in the parish of their responsibility to reduce overgrown hedgerows, Devon banks and garden plants where they infringe onto the highway and footpaths putting road users and pedestrians at risk to themselves or others.
Devon County Council Highways Department no longer undertake routine hedge cutting or road sweeping maintenance of highways or footpaths. They respond only to reports of complaints received from members of the public, and then only if they have the funding and resources available to do so.
Their funding allocation is focused on preserving the largest county highway network in the country in the best possible way they can. They have reported a funding shortfall of £20 million to address the highway needs identified throughout the county.
As a result, Parish Councils are being charged with the responsibility to address some of the concerns of their individual community through their own funding allocation.
Parish Council members would like to hear the views of the community in respect of hedge cutting, verge sweeping and footpath weeding to help in determining how important these activities are to the community and how they would like them to be addressed.

Torcross Sea Wall


1. The Environment Agency is working to complete a repair to stabilise the existing flood defence in Torcross. The next phase of the Torcross project is the construction phase.

2. Works will commence with the installation of 12m long sheet piles approximately 650mm in front of the existing line of piles. A concrete capping beam will then be cast on top of these piles completing the structure.

3. Work will begin on Monday 7th November, Piling will start at the corner adjacent to the existing slipway and run from North to South, parallel to the existing structure. Contractors will operate an 11 days on / 3 days off shift pattern. Piling work relies on the tides and good weather. It’s possible they may work for a greater number of days if the weather is good.

4. Standard working hours will be 07:30-18:00. Piling works will extend beyond these depending on the low tide. With the earliest start being 06:00 and latest finish 22:00.

5. Piling will cause noise and vibration within permitted levels. Levels will be routinely monitored.

6. Contact for the works is Site Manager Andrew Pointon-Bell on 07734 577883

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