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.
Following a telephone call to Bettesworths to enquire the latest news with the sale of the pub, the agent advised that it was under offer which was proceeding. As a result it has been decided to cancel the public meeting arranged for Thursday evening 22/06/2017 until further information becomes available. Should the sale not complete for any reason, the public meeting will be re-arranged. Meanwhile, until further information becomes available, the pub remains listed as an Asset of Community Value. Let's hope the new owners provide us with the opportunity to demonstrate our willingness to support them in making their enterprising venture a huge success.
With Heavitree Brewery now advertising the pub for sale and a few interested members of the community enquiring if there is support to find a way to re-open the pub, a Public Meeting has been arranged to provide members of the community the opportunity to express their views and ideas. The Kings Arms was registered as an Asset of Community Value in 2015 following the suggestion that Heavitree Brewery planned to submit an application to SHDC for a 'change of use' of the pub to residential accommodation.
If the Kings Arms is to re-open it needs the support of the community or it will be lost forever and with it a place for friends to meet, greet visitors and support the tourist facilities in the village. All part of a sustainable village providing the quality of life we all enjoy.
Now is the time for the community to decide what it wants to do.
Circumstances and weather permitting, SWH will be undertaking essential highway maintenance works on the A381 Halwell on behalf of Devon County Council for 8 nights, between 9 June and 15 June 2017. Please note that these dates may change with little or no notice. The works involve essential resurfacing works of the highway. In order to carry out these works, road closures and diversions will be in operation. Work will be undertaken between the hours of 19:00 and 07:00, although these times may vary.
A small team aim to remove weeds from the pavement edges including Start Bay Park and other areas in the village on Saturday 3rd June and would welcome volunteers to help.
Please bring gloves and any tool that you think would be useful!
Please meet at the top of Start Bay Park at 9:30am.
For further details contact Louise Newman 770224 or Harry Fenton 770752
Refreshments afterwards at Manor Farm
At the Annual General Meeting of the Parish Hall on 25th May 2017 members of the community present were invited to express their views in respect of arrangements for Village Day 2017.
After comments from the Chairman and members of the community the chairman requested each person present to cast a vote for one of the following:
1. Village Day to take place in the Parish Hall
2. Village Day to take place at Manor Farm
3. Village Day to take place at Mewstone Paddock
4. Village Day to be postponed until 2018
By a majority decision it was decided to postpone Village Day until 2018 due to the lack of time available to prepare and conclude arrangements for Village Day to be successful.
Like so many events, limited support and reliance on a few community members to organise and arrange community events comes to a point where inspiration dries up and new ideas are needed.
It is hoped the new Parish Hall committee will be able to present their ideas to the community soon.