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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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

TORCROSS SEA WALL EMERGENCY WORKS - NOVEMBER 2016

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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Day Out to Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park

A great day out was had by 17 from Chillington, Stokenham and Strete.
The Coleridge Bus started out from Chillington and stopped in the Kings Arms car park for light refreshments in the Kings Arms before setting off with those joining from Strete to Sandy Park, Exeter.
Raffle tickets were sold on the way to Exeter with the draw on the way home after the game.
Over £50 was taken and was handed to Rebecca at the Kings Arms as part of her haircut challenge for the Macmillan Charity.
Dan Bly was the winner of Sunday lunch for two at the Kings Arms.
The Chiefs were back to their winning ways although the last twenty minutes Harlequins started to show their metal. An excellent game and a good result for Chiefs


Rugby fans will know about the outstanding performance of Exeter Chiefs last season.
Their season is about to kick-off and a day out is being arranged by David Grice for those who might be interested in travelling to Sandy Park by bus to see the Chiefs play Harlequins on Saturday 17th September.
David currently has 10 who are interested but ideally needs 20 for the option of using the Coleridge bus departing from the Kings Arms at 12:30 - 1:00pm for a 3pm kick off.
Seated tickets are expected to be approximately £30.00 with Coleridge bus transport costs in the region of £10-£15 dependent upon numbers.
The alternative could be a 12 seater mini bus from Strete to Totnes and then the train to Exeter.
This might result in a slight increase in transport costs.

Contact David Grice on email davidtsgrice@hotmail.co.uk

David needs an urgent response by Wednesday 31st August in order to book tickets.

Alternatively, subscribe to the Newsletter on the website and leave your details for David to make contact.

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