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.

 Latest News

Covid-19 Statistics for South Hams

This information comes from the UK Government
Confirmed Cases
Total number of people who have had a confirmed positive test result as of 18th January 2021 was 1,313.
There were 8 new people with a confirmed positive test result on 18th January, 2021.
Deaths - Sadly many people have died.
There were no new deaths within 28 days of a positive test for Coronavirus reported on 18th January, 2021.
Total number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for Coronavirus as of 17th January, 2021 was 24.
This is testament to the fact that residents in the South Hams have and still are complying with the guidelines and instructions to keep safe at all times.
Despite an increase in people to the area, residents are staying at home and avoiding contact with people outside of their home. That and the vaccine is the only way Covid-19 will be beaten. Stay Safe.

Hope in the Post for Five Million

10 new mass vaccination centres will open today in England. They are in addition to the seven mass vaccination centres already open.
Almost four million people have had their first Covid-19 jab in the UK - and that number should accelerate this week when people aged 70 and over, and the extremely vulnerable of any age, begin receiving the vaccine in England.
Look out for your letter inviting you to attend a centre near you to receive your first dose of the vaccine.

All arrivals into UK must quarantine.
As of 04:00 GMT today, almost everyone arriving into the UK must quarantine for 10 days – or five if they have a negative private Covid-19 test. All arrivals must also have proof of a negative test before being allowed into the UK. The closure of the so-called “travel corridors”, which allowed quarantine-free travel, will be in place until at least 15 February.

Road Closure - A379 Carehouse Cross to Stokenham Cross

A road closure will be in place from 11th January for an estimated period of six weeks on the A379 between Carehouse Cross and Stokenham Cross. This is to attend to the landslide in the narrow section and replace a collapsed section of retaining wall.
Due to narrow carriageway widths a road closure will be required to undertake the work safely, meaning traffic will need to be diverted. Those needing to visit Chillington Health Centre, Stokenham Primary School or Kingsbridge the official diversion for traffic from Strete is via Totnes Cross and Kingsbridge as we all know the back roads are not ideal especially at this time of the year. It is hoped the works will be completed in less than six weeks. However, allowances have to be made for unknown potential disruption issues. Click on this link for more details

Bus Service During Lockdown

Devon Transport Co-ordination Service site advises that, subject to staff availability, normal Stagecoach timetables will apply on Service 3 between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. However, they have scratched the duplicate school services. This is for the duration of the lockdown so that people can undertake essential journeys and key workers can travel to work (all with a face covering of course).

Covid-19 Latest

We all have a duty to stop the spread of Covid-19. Would-be rule breakers are increasingly likely to be fined, with 8,000 penalties issued in England and Wales since November. Tougher restrictions may need to be imposed if people fail to follow those already in place. Ministers believe what's required is for all of us to realise how grave the situation really is and act in accordance with the rules. We are at the critical stage as the spread of Covid-19 in the area increases. Everyone should consider wearing a face mask when they leave their home - keep a SAFE DISTANCE from others when out walking or shopping and WASH YOUR HANDS when you get back home. Most importantly STAY AT HOME unless you need to go out for essentials.

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