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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Slapton Line - Car Park & Toilets

Torcross Tank Car Park and toilets are open again for business.
Everyone has been working incredibly hard since the damage brought by Storm Emma and the Beast from the East.
Repair works have been coordinated by local contractor Landmarc and have involved the removal of approximately 300 tonnes of shingle and 60 tonnes of rubble from the lower section of the car park and 40 tonnes of tarmac to start necessary resurfacing work.
The car park machine is currently out of order while storm damage is being fixed.
Please see signs on machines to check when parking charges do apply.

The Memorial car park remains closed as work to address the significant erosion that took place in this location continues.
Works include the generation of some additional capacity to compensate for the loss of approximately 30 spaces, in the northern section, as well as complete loss of the overflow. The works are scheduled to be completed before Easter.

The toilets at Torcross also sustained damage, resulting in sand and shingle within the block. This has now been swept out, power washed and the drains unblocked. Toilet cleaners, then cleaned the blocks by hand to finish off.
The toilets at the Memorial car park continue to have work carried out on them to repair the damage.

Slapton Line Road Closure

Please follow the link below to find the latest news on alternative routes from Strete to Slapton, Torcross and Stokenham.
This details a route for those travelling south and a different route for those travelling north.
Everyone is encouraged to stick to these guidelines to help keep our roads clear with minimum disruption.
The weather forecast over the next 48 hours is likely to make travel in our area very difficult.

http://www.slaptonline.org/news/news.php?id=143

Torcross Update

The Environment Agency has issued the following update on the sea defences work at Torcross

Torcross Update from the Environment Agency

Torcross Sea Wall

TORCROSS SEA WALL EMERGENCY WORKS - NOVEMBER 2016

1. The Environment Agency is working to complete a repair to stabilise the existing flood defence in Torcross. The next phase of the Torcross project is the construction phase.

2. Works will commence with the installation of 12m long sheet piles approximately 650mm in front of the existing line of piles. A concrete capping beam will then be cast on top of these piles completing the structure.

3. Work will begin on Monday 7th November, Piling will start at the corner adjacent to the existing slipway and run from North to South, parallel to the existing structure. Contractors will operate an 11 days on / 3 days off shift pattern. Piling work relies on the tides and good weather. It’s possible they may work for a greater number of days if the weather is good.

4. Standard working hours will be 07:30-18:00. Piling works will extend beyond these depending on the low tide. With the earliest start being 06:00 and latest finish 22:00.

5. Piling will cause noise and vibration within permitted levels. Levels will be routinely monitored.

6. Contact for the works is Site Manager Andrew Pointon-Bell on 07734 577883

Slapton Line Update

There is a new update on the Slapton Line Partnership website www.slaptonline.org regarding the proposed long-term repairs for Torcross and the protection of Slapton Line.
Comments regarding details of the latest proposals are welcome.

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