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

Village Day 2017

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.

The Kings Arms Pub

For those who have not heard, the Kings Arms is for sale through Bettesworths.
There is living accommodation, a beer garden with sea views and car park nearby.

In 2015 100+ residents packed the Parish Hall to hear options to ‘Save Our Pub’.
This was followed with the Parish Council applying for The Kings Arms to be registered as an Asset of Community Value. This provides the community with the option to register an interest in purchasing the pub should the owners decide to sell it and provides a timescale for a purchase proposal to be prepared.
Anyone interested in purchasing the pub, or supporting a purchase of the pub by the community, is invited to make contact through this website.

Witness Appeal After Criminal Vehicle Damage in Strete

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after several vehicles were criminally damaged in Strete.
Unknown offenders damaged the cars adjacent to the Kings Arms pub on Dartmouth Road sometime between 8pm on Monday 8th and 9am on Tuesday 9th May.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via or by calling 101 quoting CR/035313/17 or CR/035411/17.
Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online at

Crime Alerts

To help everyone remain aware of the criminal activities taking place in Devon & Cornwall we have added a link to the Devon & Cornwall Alerts website.
With so many scams being reported please click on the link regularly.
This will help you to be aware of anything unusual and provide advice on incident reporting.
Keep Safe!!

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.

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