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.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall is seeking the opinion of the public and stakeholders about a proposed merger between Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police.
From the start of the process the commissioner has been clear that she will only support the proposal going to the next stage if it has support from the people of Devon and Cornwall.
So it is very important that as many people as possible provide their thoughts on the proposal. The easiest way to do this is by reading the information on the dedicated website www.futurepolicing.co.uk and by completing the survey found there.
Alongside restoration of the A379 at Slapton Line, the South West Coast Path will be re-routed between the road and the fringe of the Higher Ley.
Work to achieve this includes managing scrub to provide an attractive path.
This is being carefully timed to protect the Cirl Buntings, a protected bird due to its listing under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, who are currently nesting in the nature reserve.
Vegetation management is planned to commence on 16th September.
The shingle on the beach can make for difficult walking, however, members of the public are asked to follow the diversion around the perimeter of the works area and along the beach.
It is anticipated that extra time will be needed to complete this section of the South West Coast Path until October when the works to the road should be complete. Every effort is being made to maintain access for the public to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Members of the public are asked to respect the diversion and the need for safety whilst the road works are taking place.
|Work is underway to reconnect the A379
between Slapton and Strete Gate, which has been closed since being washed away
by Storm Emma in early March.|
Over the past few months, Devon
County Council has been carrying out site inspections and drawing up a scheme to
reinstate the road.
Mark and Kat are re-opening The Kings Arms on Saturday evening 14th July from 6pm.
South Hams District
Council is working in partnership with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation
Trust and stakeholder organisations on a proposed new site for the Health and
Wellbeing Centre in Dartmouth.
The Council, who are very keen to invest in the town and support the provision for local jobs, is in discussions around the new centre. Plans on the table, are an offer by the District Council to provide a parcel of land and to construct a purpose-built Health and Wellbeing Centre to the NHS Trust’s specification.
It is intended that the new building would include the GP practice, a pharmacy, services that are currently being provided from the Dartmouth Clinic site and a base for voluntary sector organisations. The Trust is committed to working with the medical practice and stakeholders on delivering these services following the breakdown of the Riverview option, after the closure of the Hospital site in 2017.
The new centre, which could be located on part of the overflow Park and Ride car park, would be leased on a 25+ year basis. By acting together, the funding of the construction costs can be kept as low as possible as the District Council has access to very competitive borrowing. Once proposals are decided, and agreed by the Trust Board, GP’s and key stakeholders, a report will go to the Council’s Executive and Full Council meetings for agreement.
of South Hams District Council, Cllr John Tucker, said: “We are delighted to
be able to support Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust in the
development of a Health and Wellbeing Centre in Dartmouth.
“The proposed new health centre will have huge community value to Dartmouth residents, which is why we wanted to get involved to make this project a reality. We’ve offered to provide a site to the NHS and to build a purpose-built centre which will offer a range of medical services.
“We are, as the District Council, delighted to be able to help our partners with this important delivery of health and wellbeing within the South Hams.”
Davenport Interim Chief Executive Officer, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation
Trust, said: “We are delighted to
be working in partnership with South Hams Council on the development of the
Health and Wellbeing Centre. The site identified will allow us to be able to
co‐locate the community services for local people that are currently provided at
the Dartmouth Clinic with primary care. This will mean that local people will be
able to receive their care in a modern, purpose built centre in
“We know that people in Dartmouth will be pleased to hear a site has been identified and we will now be working closely with South Hams District Council and the community to ensure that we are able to progress this as soon as possible.”