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.
Look out for each other to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
All adults are being urged to get their first and second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves and the people around them. Vaccinated people are far less likely to get COVID-19 with symptoms and even more unlikely to get serious cases of COVID-19, be admitted to hospital, or to die from it. There is also growing evidence that they are less likely to pass the virus on to others. People who have been vaccinated with both doses do not have to quarantine on their return to England from an amber list country, providing they received their second jab at least 14 days prior. And from Monday 16 August, double-vaccinated people will also no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. Every adult in the UK has been offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and are able to get their second doses after eight weeks, which means every adult has the chance to have both doses by mid-September. Vaccines are available free of charge from thousands of vaccine centres, GP practices and pharmacies. Visit the NHS website to book your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.
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Covid Testing at the Church Car Park
The mobile NHS Covid test facility will be visiting the Church Car Park every Monday at 4pm for the next few weeks. They will test and return the Covid result within the hour. Please let your friends and neighbours know, too.
Covid-19 cases have increased in the last week. Check out the details here.
You may find the following from CA helpful.
Citizens Advice South Hams are keen to help as many people as possible as we begin the road to recovery which is why they now have 8 access channels.
Those in need of their advice can now get in touch in a way that suits them best; via their Adviceline, WhatsApp message, email, video call, visiting an outreach or a video booth, or visiting their main office in Totnes. This information pack explains all their points of access. Don't hesitate to contact Lucy Green if you would like any further information. email@example.com
Road Closed for works at Gara Mill Bridge
Please see this notification regarding a road closure from Monday 19th July that is expected to be completed in five days. This is for repairs to the bridge following vehicle damage. The road closure is booked until 30th July in case there are any complications or bad weather that delays completion.
The Parish Council has been discussing complaints about speeding vehicles in the village. A number of residents and Parish Councillors have witnessed speeding incidents in the village particularly on the approach along Totnes Road. There are narrow lanes, tight turns and it's very likely pedestrians will be walking in the road where there is no room for a footpath resulting in a greater risk of collision. The Parish Council have been discussing the issue with Devon Highways to find out if anything can be done to help improve behaviour. The reduced number of journeys resulting from lockdown have caused us to conclude that the some perpetrators are local and live in the village, or are familiar with the road and drive it frequently. Despite the continued use of the 20mph electronic speed detection device near the 20mph signs at the entrance to the village, it is the case that familiarity breeds contempt, and it seems that the limit is widely ignored. This is unfortunate, because the difference in pedestrian survivability at 20mph compared with 30mph is tangible and real, and a moment’s thought by most drivers should result in compliance to the 20mph speed limit. We have reproduced, from official advice, a few words about the difference in the extent in injuries to be expected in collisions between cars and pedestrians at different speeds:-
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The latest Devon data
shows a sharp increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the 0 to 19 year old, and 20 to 39 year old age groups. The transmission, particularly in the younger age groups, is through social interaction and the concern is that people are meeting with friends, possibly not wearing face coverings or regularly washing their hands, or not keeping socially distanced from each other. Remember, this is a young group that has not been vaccinated, and while the vaccine offers protection against becoming seriously ill from having the virus, it also reduces the risk of transmission. We are likely to see case numbers continuing to rise over coming weeks, but we can stop that by all doing our part. Please stay alert and don’t let your guard down. Continue to follow the rules and take up the regular twice-weekly lateral flow testing that is very easily accessible now. Just visit our website at devon.cc/testing to find out more.
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Free NHS Covid-19 test packages are available from Strete Village Shop.
There are enough swabs for seven tests.