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.

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Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

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.
Polling districts
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.
Polling places
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.
Polling stations
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 Declares Climate Change and Biodiversity Emergency

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:

Dartmouth Caring

Please follow the link below for the latest newsletter from Dartmouth Caring.

Slapton Line - The Future

The Slapton Line Partnership (SLP) has organised three further community events to discuss the future of the A379 between Strete & Torcross.
To allow maximum input from local residents and visitors, the Partnership have decided to hold a further drop-in event in Strete, along with two exhibitions; one in Dartmouth and the other in Kingsbridge.
The events will share information about the series of damaging storms over the past few years and what steps have been taken to date.
The main goal is to understand and address the challenge for the future road strategy and what this means to the community. There are important positive steps that will need to be taken to ensure the future long term resilience of the area.
Come along to the community drop-in session, with members of the SLP, on:

  • Wednesday 28 August at Strete Village Hall between 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Exhibitions will also be held at:

  • Kingsbridge library between Saturday 10 August to Saturday 17 August
  • Dartmouth library between Monday 2 September to Saturday 7 September

If you would like to speak to a member of the SLP, and you can’t attend the drop in at Strete Village Hall, Slapton Line Partnership members will be attending at the library on each of the Saturday mornings.
The exhibition explains what has been happening in the past few years, the current situation and what is likely to happen next. There is a questionnaire available at the exhibitions to find out what residents and visitors think.
To find out more about the Slapton Line Partnership, go to:


Kier have applied for a road closure to complete SWW Utility works outside Gara Mill Chalets.
These works, subject to approval from Devon Highways, will take place between 5th and 8th August 2019.

All Efforts will be made to maintain access to properties within the area of the closure and minimise disruption.

If you require further information please call us on:
01726 224400 between 9:00am and 5.00pm (Mon-Fri), or contact the South West Water Helpline on 0344 346 2020 at all other times.

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