Strete, Devon Strete

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Welcome

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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SHDC Planning for Recovery & Building Back Better

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.

Further Easing of Restrictions

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.

Local Lockdowns

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.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The magnificent Capt Tom Moore is to be knighted for his fundraising efforts after a special nomination from the prime minister. What an honour.

On the other hand, President Donald Trump has argued it's "a badge of honour" that the US has the world's highest number of confirmed Covid-19 infections because "it means the USA testing is much better". Africa has had fewer than 100,000 confirmed cases so far, but is the virus really contained or simply going unrecorded? So who's got it right?

Technology is playing a greater role in our lives due to the demands of social distancing. However, Cambridge University says there'll be no face-to-face lectures at all during the 2020-21 academic year. Many parents across the UK are worried their teenage son or daughter is becoming disengaged from their studies, as schools remain closed. It's hard enough motivating a teenager who doesn't really care much about school in normal times and it's not helpful that secondary schools could remain shut until September or even later.

Look Out for the Despicable Scammers & Criminals

From miracle cures to co-ordinated hacking, the scammers and criminals that inhabit the "dark web" have found a new angle - anxiety over Covid-19. They're exploiting the fear, uncertainty and doubt people are experiencing during the pandemic, and using the anxiety and desperation to get people to buy things or click on things they wouldn't have otherwise. For more details click here

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