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

New Defibrillator Installed

At last the long awaited installation of our new defibrillator into the old telephone box near the Post Office was completed last weekend by David Rothwell and Phil Cruse.
Phil refurbished the telephone box earlier in the year in readiness for the defibrillator.
Parish Councillor David secured a four year lease for the defibrillator that includes annual visits to the parish hall when training is provided for anyone interested in learning how it should be used.
Much appreciated guys .
The telephone box refurbishment costs and the defibrillator is funded by everyone in the the parish through the share of Council Tax awarded to the Parish Council by South Hams District Council.

Adaptation Manager for Slapton Line

Funding to plan the future of the Slapton Line in the event of further damaging storms has been secured by the Slapton Line Partnership (SLP).
The SLP are delighted to announce that funding has been secured from the Environment Agency, South Hams District Council (SHDC) and Devon County Council to allow for the recruitment of an Adaptation Manager.
The purpose of this new post will be to work closely with the community and the Partnership to help to ease traffic issues and to create positive changes to prepare for the future loss of the Slapton Line A379 road.
The post will be hosted by the South Devon Area of National Beauty (AONB).
A study has shown that there is now no room left to move the road following the severe storm of 2018 which devastated 700m of the highway and made it necessary to move it up 20m closer to the edge of Slapton Ley. Though it is impossible to predict when damage will occur, sea level rise and changing weather patterns will lead to the road being increasingly at risk.
As a result the Partnership have had to create a new plan of action for the future and accepts that, if another storm badly damages the road and it can’t be easily repaired, the road is unlikely to be replaced again.
The Partnership knows that this would have a huge impact on local communities and road users, so they have created an Adaptation Plan. This has been informed by suggestions from the community at a series of recent workshops to reduce the impact and make changes to help the communities thrive after the road has gone.
Significant funding has already been used to improve passing places and road surfaces along alternative routes and some improvements will continue to be made.

Transport for Hospital Appointments

Great News!
For the past two years Age UK have been campaigning for better transport for older people to and from hospital.
The issue was a very low priority for politicians and at first no-one really wanted to listen, but thousands of you told Age UK about the long and stressful journeys you face just to get to appointments, so they kept fighting to have your voices heard.
And now they have succeeded!
They are excited to announce that they have won the campaign!
Simon Stevens, the CEO of the NHS, has announced that NHS England will begin a review of the patient transport system immediately – just as Age UK asked them to do.
This is proof that together we all have the power to change the things that matter to all of us.
I hope this good news spurs you on to keep fighting for the things we believe in, like free TV licences for all over 75s and a better social care system.

A379 Slapton Line - Stopping Up Order

Community Resilience - Preparing for Emergencies

Please find the link below which will take you to the Autumn 2019 community resilience forum newsletter, which contains useful information for preparing for emergencies and advice as to how communities can be more resilient.

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