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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Bryan Seymour

The Parish Council are very sorry to learn of the death of Bryan Seymour who was a long-standing member of our community.
Our thoughts are with Colleen and his family.
When Bryan moved to Strete from the West Midlands in the 1980s, following his retirement as a civil engineer with British Rail, his mission from the outset was to help the village and its community.
He was actively involved with the Parish Council, Parish Hall, Village Day and bowls.
During his time as a councillor, he fought hard for the creation of the coast path to the west of the village and if anything needed repairing, he was the first person to call to sort things out.
Bryan was extremely patriotic, and nothing gave him greater pleasure than to fly the Union Jack from his flagpole to mark all the important dates in our calendar, particularly the Queen’s birthday. Pageantry and the military were prominent in Bryan’s life and this was reflected in his character.
He was loyal, hardworking and would always put others before himself. Bryan will be missed but his legacy will go on.
Colleen and his family can be very proud of his considerable achievements.
Bryan's funeral is on Thursday 1st April at St Michael's Church in the village.

Royal Mail Scam

The latest scam doing the rounds is one (supposedly) received from Royal Mail saying they had been unable to deliver a parcel twice and that a fee of £3 was needed to arrange for a delivery time. How Royal Mail could know your email address raised suspicions. On checking with the Sorting Office in Dartmouth and quoting the 2 sets of numbers of the package referred to in the email, they had nothing with those numbers in their system and confirmed they would have dropped one of their cards into the letter box to arrange collection or a date for delivery. Had the £3 been paid the scammers would almost certainly have used details of the account used to extract a lot more cash. Be aware and stay alert. Remember scammers are always on the look out for ways to get to your cash.

Boost to Localities Service Team

South Hams District Council has approved the creation of four new seasonal posts in its Localities Team, to boost the service provided to residents in the spring and summer months. The summer influx of visitors leads to a greater need for the services carried out by Locality Officers, such as community engagement and environmental enforcement. The additional seasonal officers will support the team in providing a seven day service throughout the summer months, operating between Easter and the end of September. The new officers will be working throughout the South Hams, building on the success of last summer, where staff worked at weekends to help protect the local environment and help keep people safe during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The additional officers, who will be completely mobile and spend each day patrolling the district, will be more visible than ever before and will be able to quickly respond to reports made online by residents, businesses and visitors. The Localities Team, made up of officers on-the-ground who carry out important inspection and monitoring functions, has been restructured for the first time since its creation in 2015. This change has been made to improve and provide a consistent, visible presence within the community. 

Recruitment of Special Constables.
Special Constables provide support to regular officers and contribute to the local community. They give 16 hours of their time each month, have the same powers as Police Officers; and undergo dedicated training and development.
Devon and Cornwall Police are currently open for recruitment of Special Constables. This recruitment window will close on Monday the 15th of February 2021.
For more information about the role and to apply please visit their website here -

A379 Carehouse Cross to Stokenham Cross

Road closure works at Stokenham complete and the road is now open again for traffic. Good news for everyone and a job well done.

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