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.
In support of the National Police Chiefs Councils (NPCC) focus on excessive and inappropriate speed this month, Devon & Cornwall Police spent Thursday 22 August patrolling the A379 between Dartmouth and Plymouth.
This resulted in:
4 vehicles being seized for having no insurance
2 seized for having no road tax, a further 5 were reported to DVLA for tax related offences
4 drivers were reported for having expired MOT’s
1 driver was reported for using a mobile phone whilst driving
1 driver was reported for failing to wear a seatbelt
1 driver was reported for not being in proper control of their vehicle
1 driver was reported for driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence
1 driver was found to have eyesight below the minimum standard required and was subject of an immediate revocation of their driving licence such is the risk they pose to others
142 motorists were found to be speeding with a variety of disposals being handed out including driver educational courses, fixed penalties and court summons.
PC Ralph Delbridge of the Devon & Cornwall Police No Excuse team said: “We will continue to ensure that our efforts are targeted towards those drivers who put others at risk. This road takes in numerous residential areas and has a mix of speed limits which are in place to help safeguard all those using the roads.
“If a small minority drive in contravention of the law they can expect our attention and if that results in a disqualification from driving through points accumulation they have only themselves to blame.
The A379 is a road they will be revisiting.
The teams used a mixture of marked and unmarked police vehicles and this was proven to work well in detecting offending behaviour whilst reassuring the law abiding residents of their presence.
Notable excessive speeds were:
Brixton Village - 32 cars exceeded the 30mph limit with one recorded at 50mph
Yealmpton Village - subject of a 30mph limit with one car recorded at 38mph
Billacombe Road - subject of a 30mph limit - five motorcycles and 81 cars exceeded the limit with two motorcycles and two cars recorded at 55mph