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.
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:-
Please click here for more details
Free NHS Covid-19 test packages are available from Strete Village Shop.
There are enough swabs for seven tests.
The new waste & recycling system has been far from easy to implement in South Hams and FCC acknowledge that there have been service issues for some residents for which they apologise. These teething problems have resulted in some residents experiencing missed collections and they are truly sorry for any inconvenience and difficulties this has caused and continues to cause as they work with the council to rectify.
For a full update response click here.
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.