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.

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Future Policing in Devon

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.

Temporary South West Coast Path at Slapton Line

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 Starts on Road Realignment at Slapton

Drone shot - SlaptonWork 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.
Detailed work has also been undertaken to minimise the environmental impacts of the scheme and to address the risk from unexploded ordnance.
Contractor Alun Griffiths Ltd has started work yesterday (Monday 16 July) on the southern section of the reinstatement, near the junction to Slapton village, which has an existing planning permission.
A second section of the route towards Strete Gate will also be realigned as the scheme progresses. The County Council is awaiting planning approval to update the permission for this northern realignment of the route, to move it further north and west than in the approved scheme plans.

The Kings Arms - Grand Opening

Mark and Kat are re-opening The Kings Arms on Saturday evening 14th July from 6pm.

New Dartmouth Health & Wellbeing Centre

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.

Leader 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.”

Liz 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 Dartmouth.
“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.”

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