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.

 Latest News

20mph Roundels

With the Formula 1 season getting up to speed and a new series of Top Gear about to start, Strete Village appears to have had an infestation of madness in its lanes and roads including Start Bay Park. Look out for that Dragster!!
The highway authority is being required to make 20mph limits enforceable.
Apparently, the arrival of 20mph roundels is something that has to be added to the signs to make the 20mph speed limit enforceable.
Yes, there is a need to reduce speed through the village but does Strete need 35 roundels some of which are in a ‘one vehicle’ lane with a steep hill and sharp double bend.
Whilst they may be a statutory requirement they are not in keeping and not what we expect to see in the lanes of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
They are immense and ugly. Some are unnecessary. Fewer in the right places would be better.

"Can You Hear Me?" Telephone Scam

If someone calls and asks, “Can you hear me?"

Hang up the phone immediately!!!

Here’s what happens:
You receive a telephone call (probably a number you do not recognise)
The voice on the phone introduces themselves and the company they supposedly work for
They then ask "Can you hear me?"
Your answer is recorded and if you say ‘Yes’, your response will be edited to make it appear as if you’ve agreed to a huge purchase.

You’re effectively being tricked into signing a verbal contract, much the same as clicking ‘I agree’ to terms and conditions online.
Don’t be fooled!! Don’t answer them. Just hang up.

Great British Spring Clean

Volunteers are invited to join Harry Fenton and Louise Newman in repeating last year`s successful clean up of the lanes and roads around the village.
Meet at the parish hall, 09:30am on 4th March. Bring gloves and friends. The plan is to spend a couple of hours litter picking and then have coffee at Manor Farm camp site when we finish.

Beware - Traffic Offence Scam

A new and very realistic spam email is circulating, which purports to be from the Police and is headed up ‘Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP)’. It gives brief details about some traffic offence and asks you to click on a link to access the full details. DO NOT CLICK on this link. The link is likely to infect your computer with malware. Suspected scams should be reported using the www.actionfraud.police.uk site which has an easy to follow reporting link.

Local Wildlife Success

Cirl Buntings are a rare songbird that almost became extinct in the UK. The last of these birds remained in the Devon area, and over the past 25 years the RSPB and local farmers have worked hard to bring it back. There are now over 1000 pairs!
This local wildlife success story been nominated as Wildlife Success of 2016 by Countryfile Magazine.
The RSPB would like votes from the public to celebrate this success. The closing date for votes is 28th February and you can vote here: http://www.countryfile.com/article/wildlife-succes... It would be great for a local project to win this award.

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