Strete, Devon Strete

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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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Strete Parish Hall - Christmas Grand Draw

Last Chance Cafe

We are fast approaching the peak in infections last seen in the spring, with cases rising in every age group and region of England. And while infections are highest in the North, they are surging more rapidly in the South: -

  • The number of people infected - one in every 78 - has more than doubled since last month's survey
  • One in every 37 people in Yorkshire and the Humber has the virus
  • Three times as many people aged 55-64 are infected as last month and twice as many over 65s
  • The R number - the average number of people infected by each person with the virus - has increased from 1.15 to 1.56
  • The South East, South West and east of England all have an R above 2.0. London's is estimated at 2.86

If we all want to keep free of the virus we have to, once again, take personal responsibility of our actions when out and about.
We have lots of visitors for half-term week and some that will stay longer. Unless you know them well, be courteous but do not mix outside your home.
Wear a face mask at all times if you have to go out and wash your hands regularly. Stay at home unless you have to go out.
We have a month to get the R value down or face another enforced lockdown. Let's do what's needed together.

Exeter Covid Cases 'Broadly' Back to National Average

It’s the first time in weeks that case numbers in the city have fallen following a spike mostly associated with University of Exeter. Positive cases among the university student population have come down, thanks largely to measures introduced by the university, including restrictions to prevent student households mixing, as well as the majority of students doing their part and sticking to the tighter rules. Case numbers across the county however are rising overall, in line with the national trend, but they remain below the English average. However working age and older adults are testing positive for COVID-19. That’s similar to what is being reported across the country. While the numbers are low in Devon at the moment, it’s really important that we do all we can to maintain that. We want to make sure that we stay in the medium tier, so it’s really important that everyone adheres to the key guidance messages:
Keep your social distance – ideally to a minimum of two metres
Make sure that you wash your hands properly and regularly
Wear face coverings where required and appropriate.
For more details click here.

Devon is Medium Local COVID Alert Level

There is no ‘low’ tier, so ‘medium’ is the lowest of the Prime Minister’s three alert levels. Most immediately, it means that we stay on track with the national and local measures that are have already in place. In Exeter, the high number of cases – over 80 per cent of which are linked to the University student population – appear to have stabilised for the moment. That’s a positive sign but is by no means a green light to relax the local measures introduced by the University. Elsewhere in the county, there is a rise generally in the number of cases reflecting the national trend. In South Hams during the first lockdown Covid cases averaged 5 per week. It is currently running at 8 per week but, at the moment, our case numbers remain below the national average. Close monitoring of the numbers remains a priority so that there can be quick to response to assess whether the current measures in place are sufficient to halt the spread, or whether more advanced restrictions are required.
Click here and here for more information.

The Kings Arms is Re-Opening

After nearly a year closed, we are delighted to announce the opening of the Kings Arms at Strete as a community pub, owned and run by the people of the village. In these peculiar times, we will not be able to have a typical opening night where we can all squeeze in, rub shoulders, hug each other and so on. That will have to wait. Instead, we are going to have an opening weekend starting on Friday the 16th October. The plan is to open 7 days a week until the end of October. Monday to Saturday, the pub/cafe opens at 11:00am and closes at 14:30 with food service from 12:00 to 14:00, then in the evening we are open 17:00 to 22:00, with food service from 17:00 to 20:30. On Sundays, opening hours are 11:00 to 22:00 with Sunday lunch served from 12:00 to 18:00. New hours will be announced for Winter in November.
It is highly advisable that you book. All service will be table service - as per current restrictions, there can be no standing. We have a mix of tables for two, four and a couple of tables for 6. At the moment, we are sorry to say it is nearly impossible to move tables around in a different configuration. We hope you can understand.
To book, for now can you please email
Finally, if you can, please download the NHS Track & Trace app as all pubs are now required to use it when possible.

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