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.
A special meeting for councillors at South Hams has been set up to review the Council’s response to the pandemic and discuss opportunities for ‘building back better’. Click here for full details.
South Hams District Council will begin charging again for car parks from 1 June.
The Council is advising people to use the RingGo payment app where possible to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Council’s concern is for the safety of car park users, local communities and their staff. It is estimated that the virus can survive for several days on hard surfaces. Therefore, they wish to minimise the need for people to touch the parking machines where possible. Social distancing will be a feature of our lives for some time to come and we all need to take action to limit the spread of the virus. If everyone continues to show a willingness to adapt, we can further protect our population as we move forward. If you need to use the machines, we suggest that you carry hand sanitiser to clean your hands before and after using them. Please respect other car park users and keep two metres apart while queuing for the machine.
Ringo is an excellent way to make parking quick and easy as well as safe. You no longer need to carry change to pay for parking, you do not have to go to the parking machine and there is no ticket to display. While parked, you can extend your parking time without needing to return to your car and you can even get a VAT receipt if you need one for your business.
If you register with RingGo and download the app, your mobile phone number and payment information will be saved ready for when you want to park your car.
Each car park has a unique location code, so if you are worried that there will be no signal at the carpark, you can set up payment before you leave home.
You can check the codes for each car park on the South Hams website at www.southhams.gov.uk/wheretopark.
Go online at www.myringgo.co.uk/register - Download the RingGo application for your iPhone or Android phone from the Apple Store or the Android Play Store.
The political saga of what's right and what's not right about travel rumbles on between the media and politicians.
The majority of us in the South West Region have demonstrated how to act responsibly by respecting the advice given to protect the NHS and Save Lives.
The recorded figures of those who have been infected together with those who have sadly died in the South West are the lowest in the country.
If we continue with the approach taken to date we will drive the 'R' number down further and eliminate Covid 19.
We all have a choice; stay at home to avoid unnecessary contact; stay alert and maintain social distancing when outside your home; keep washing your hands and where necessary wipe down hard surface areas.
It promises to be an emotional time, with friends and family being able to reunite after weeks of lockdown. Trust is a huge factor in maintaining this. The country is currently meeting the five tests set by the Government that allows the easing of restrictions and means up to six people from different households can meet outdoors. Don't unpack the barbecue just yet, though, as the rules aren't being relaxed until Monday 1st June. As lockdown measures have been slowly eased across England, people have been returning to beaches, parks and beauty spots to enjoy the warmer weather. Many public toilets are still closed, and without the option of using loos in cafes, pubs and restaurants, it has left scores of people with an urgent question - should I stay at home? More details here about beach safety.
The Government is due to release more details today on plans to impose local lockdowns as part of their objective to
deal with flare-ups of the virus in England.
It could result in schools, workplaces or wider areas being shut down as part of the test, track and trace system designed to prevent a second wave of infections.
As we begin to release lockdown and carefully get things up and running again it is welcome news that local councils are to be put at the centre of developing new localised test, track and contain plans.
Our closeness to local communities, wide expertise, and trusted local partnerships will really help Devon bring together local plans that work for us over the weeks and months ahead. Together we can build on the tremendous community response that has helped keep the number of cases so low in Devon so far, and get our economy moving again as fast as we can.
Councils will receive a share of an extra £300 million to help establish these local plans, which will include coordination and management of infection control, tracking and tracing, and local testing arrangements.
Full details and more can be found by clicking on this link