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 Representation of the People Act 1983, Schedule A1
The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2006, and the Review of Polling District & Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006.
South Hams District Council are required by law to carry out a review of the polling districts and polling places in the South Hams every 5 years.
The purpose of the review is to ensure that all polling districts and polling places are, as far as possible, suitable and accessible to all voters. We welcome comments from any person or organisation wishing to make a representation in respect of the arrangement of polling districts and polling places within the South Hams District Council boundary; or concerning the accessibility of polling stations wherever possible giving alternative suitable places that may be used. We would also like to hear from those people who are happy with their polling station as well as those who are not in order to have a balanced view to consider.
The Council is responsible for dividing its area into polling districts for the purpose of United Kingdom Parliamentary elections. The arrangements made for these elections are also used at all other elections and referendums. When designating polling districts, we seek to ensure that all the electors have such reasonable facilities for voting as far as practicable.
The polling place is the geographical area in which the polling station is situated. It is common practice to define each polling district as the polling place, rather than designating a particular building, which allows some flexibility.
The polling station is the physical place in which polling takes place. The (Acting) Returning Officer decides on the location of the polling stations.
Steps for this review
Formal commencement of the review starts on Monday 12 August and will be on the website by that date.
SHDC will publish the comments from the (Acting) Returning Officers as soon as they are received.
There will be a public consultation period commencing on the 12 August, 2019 which will end on the 20th September, 2019.
SHDC will consider the representations received and publish draft proposals and have a second consultation period in October.
The final recommendations will be considered by South Hams District Council in November 2019.
Public Notice of Polling Districts
Review of Polling Districts
Polling District Places Schedule
Current Polling Stations and Electorates