Strete, Devon Strete

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Welcome

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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Defibrillator Training in the Parish Hall

David Rothwell has booked the Parish Hall for defibrillator training on Wednesday 23rd January, beginning at 6.30 pm.
With the majority of residents in Strete over the age of 65 it is very important that as many people as possible attend.
This is a vital and potential life saving step in the chain of survival in our village.
Please pass these details to who ever you think may be interested. Your Life may depend on it!!

Strete Lunch Club

Mark has prepared another Lunch Club Menu for Strete Lunch Club.

This is a two course lunch with dietary preferences for £13.50.

The date is Thursday 24th January at 1:00 pm.

Contact The Kings Arms (01803 770027) to book a place and confirm your menu choice.

There have been a number of events arranged at The Kings Arms during January and Strete Lunch Club provides another opportunity to welcome new people to the village as well as a get together with old friends.


January can be a quiet time for us all with little motivation to go out when it is cold and miserable.
However, a couple of hours spent enjoying lunch with friends provides time to discuss each others interests, holiday plans, Exeter Chiefs next game, etc.; and politics for those who have the inclination!!
22 have booked so far, so a good number, but more would be most welcome.
Let's make it a regular event.

Recycling Service Change

Tell SHDC how you would like to receive information about future recycling services, and be in with a chance of winning a guided tour of the ‘Energy from Waste’ facility in Plymouth.
Over the next two years, South Hams District Council is making major improvements to recycling and waste services. This will include collecting more recyclable items at the kerbside, like plastics and glass, and changing how you put out your recycling for collection.
Once the changes come into place, you will be able to recycle more and help to improve the environment; this is something that residents have been wanting for some time. SHDC would love you to tell them how you would prefer to be kept up-to-date with the changes.
Cllr Rufus Gilbert, South Hams Executive Member for Commercial Services explains: We are making big changes to recycling collections next year. We want residents to understand exactly what this means to them – what they can recycle and how they can recycle more.
“As a council we need to make sure residents receive clear information about our services.
“Before we launch into the new recycling service, we would like our residents to tell us how they want to hear the news. Refuse and recycling is collected from every household and we want to make sure everyone knows what is happening and when. We know lots of our residents now use social media and technology to find out their news. But would they still like a printed service guide? Do they use the website? What can we do to make our messages as clear as possible and to reach as many people as possible.


The Council has launched a short survey which will be open until 11 February. Everyone who completes this survey will be entered into a draw for the chance to win a guided tour of the Energy from Waste facility in Plymouth. This is a truly state of the art resource which uses your non-recyclable waste to produce heat and energy for local businesses. Find out more about what happens to your waste and help us to improve recycling for all in the South Hams.

To complete the survey, use this link: surveymonkey.com/r/letstalkrecycling The survey will close on 11 February 2019.

Strete Neighbourhood Plan - Update

The Submission Version of Strete Neighbourhood Plan is now available to view on the website.
This was submitted to SHDC on 10th January 2019 together with all the other regulatory documents to meet Regulation 15 requirements.
The plan has a number of Hyperlinks in the document that, by clicking on them, will take you to the various evidence needed to support the policies included in the plan.
SHDC have advised the plan will proceed to Regulation 16 during which they will look to appoint an Examiner.
The Examiner will ensure the plan complies with legislation and various regulations before issuing a formal acceptance report.
This will allow the plan to proceed to a referendum when registered members of the community will have the opportunity to vote on its acceptance.
Community support for the plan through the referendum will give it statutory credibility that SHDC should incorporate into their district policy for Strete.
Steering Group members have worked on this for three and a half years with the objective of meeting the aspirations of the community expressed in the early days of consultation.
Strete is a small community intent on protecting the environment appropriate to an AONB as well as the peace and tranquility that is evident every day/night. Whilst acknowledging the need for some new housing in the village it is vital that this is managed sensitively and that over development is avoided at all costs.
Your Steering Group believes the plan submitted meets with the aspirations of the majority in the parish and hope that you will support it.

South Hams Second Home Statistics

The latest South Hams second home statistics reveal that one in every 12 homes in the South Hams is a second home. The third highest in the UK.
Recent data released by Government shows there are 3,835 second homes in the South Hams. This figure is more than seven times higher than the national average.
South Hams District Council recognise there is a high proportion of second homes in the area and are supporting Neighbourhood Plans that limit second homes by introducing a principal residence policy that should result in restricted occupancy being applied on new developments .
Steering Group members of Strete Neighbourhood Plan have incorporated a Principal Residency Policy into the plan in response to comments from the community.
A Neighbourhood Plan gives Strete community a much stronger voice in shaping the future of the village. Without it there is a risk that development may be introduced that does not consider the views of those who live and work in the parish. The plan will sit within the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan currently being finalised.
Once finalised and approved, both will have statutory force.

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