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.
SHDC are having some real problems with going onto the new Recycling and Refuse Collection system. It was always the case that it would be a phased roll out.
This week SHDC are putting any further roll out on hold until they sort what has been done so far. The company contracted for this service seriously under estimated the needs of this service. They also have a serious shortage of HGV drivers as some new recruits worked for one day but did not turn up the next day. SHDC are putting in extra staff to help sort out the missed collections of both types of waste. With that in mind Richard Foss has a direct line to report these problems and, if residents are having difficulties with this service, please contact Richard here and he should be able to resolve any difficulties within 48 hours .
SHDC are really sorry about this latest problem but are determined to make the new system work as it will increase recycling by a considerable amount.
St. Michael's Church in Strete is a heritage feature in the village that most of the community would not wish to see closed.
Alison Shaw, who is the Vicar at St. Michael's Church, asks that you click here to read a letter from Alison to everyone explaining the church's current position.
THIS IS NOT A CALL FOR MONEY. IT IS A HEARTFELT CALL FOR PRACTICAL AND PHYSICAL SUPPORT.
Please read Alison's letter and join in the Annual Church Meeting to be held at the church on 26th May at 10am.
The meeting will review the past year and look ahead into the next.
Members of Strete community who might be interested and willing to discuss their ideas, will be very welcome.
The Strete Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result was held in Totnes Leisure Centre at 02:30pm on 07/05/2021.
There was a 63% turnout (263 0f 418) with an 85% acceptance (222) for the Plan.
This is a photographed copy of the form showing confirmation of the result.
On behalf of Strete Parish Council very many thanks to everyone for the amazing turnout and support for the Plan.
Thanks to the dedication of volunteers in seeing this through, the help and support of the Neighbourhood Plan team at South Hams District Council and Lee Bray our consultant, the result of this lengthy democratic process will now see the Plan become part of housing development planning considerations in the parish of Strete.
There has been a slight rise in COVID-19 case numbers in Devon over the week 24th to 30th April - 111 in number. Although overall rates are still well below the national average, case numbers are currently highest in the Exeter area with case rates highest within the school age and working age population with some household transmission. There have been very few outbreaks across the county, but where they have happened, case numbers have been small.
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