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.

 Latest News

Energy bills to hit £3,000 per year

All types of household energy bill are now heading above £3,000 a year this winter, say energy industry sources.
The rise is 7% higher than the predicted prices on which the government's recently announced cost of living support package was based. The government said it didn't recognise the figures, but added it and Ofgem "keep a close watch on energy prices". National Energy Action said there were "few signs of energy prices becoming affordable this winter". The bleak prediction comes as households are already struggling with rising food and fuel prices. Every UK household is to get an energy bill discount of £400 this October, whilst poorest households will also get a payment of £650. Adding to the uncertainty are the resignations of the chancellor and health secretary which are drawing ministers' attention inward and away from any economic rescue plan.
Read more here.

Free Energy Efficiency Improvements

The scheme is being delivered by the Cosy Devon partnership who has secured nearly £10m of government funding to offer householders the chance to improve their homes by ensuring that they are warmer, less draughty, and less damp. Improvements will also reduce their energy bills and lower their home's carbon emissions. Many homes in Devon need substantial investment and the Cosy Devon partnership is committed to reducing Devon's domestic carbon footprint and lifting communities out of fuel poverty.
The scheme is available to Devon residents who have an annual combined household income of less than £30,000 and whose homes have an energy Performance Certificate rating of E, F or G. If you qualify, your home will have to be assessed to determine which energy efficiency measures could be installed. The initiative has a quality assurance plan in place to make sure that works are done correctly and deliver the benefits and savings expected.
Leader of Devon County Council John Hart said: "This scheme is an example of councils across Devon working in partnership to benefit the residents of Devon to help reduce the impact of the cost-of-living crises, lift low-income households out of fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions".
South Hams District Council's Cllr Tom Holway, Executive Member for Climate Change and Biodiversity, said: "Doing what you can to save money is essential in these tough economic times so this scheme is perfect for our residents.
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If you're struggling to keep your home warm and you think you might be eligible for some help, you can apply here: www.cosydevon.com

Platinum Jubilee for the Queen as well as a Party

The very big royal Platinum Jubilee event has drawn a line, an ending of sorts - and with it a new beginning. It's part of the magic - or strangeness - of an institution that gets to regenerate. This was also, alongside the partying and pageantry, a fond farewell to the Queen who, after seven decades, is withdrawing from public life.
There's no real way of judging the success of last weekend. Over the weekend millions took the opportunity to have a good time after a couple of years of really bad times helped by that strange thing from a long time ago, monarchy.
And, ever-dutiful, our Queen performed another service to her people. It is good to know, at long last, what's in that handbag.

Special Constable Recruitment

Special Constables, volunteer police officers, get a real feeling of achievement from helping others while supporting regular officers and contributing to the local community. They give a minimum 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 recruiting Special Constables which closes on Sunday 29 May 2022. Is anyone in Strete interested?
Devon and Cornwall Police hold virtual awareness events throughout the campaign, why not come along and learn more about the role.
For more information or to sign up to an awareness event, please visit the link below.
Visit our website - Special Constable - Information and Apply

How To Live Safely With Covid-19

As April started, so did a new phase of living with COVID-19, where the virus will be managed like other respiratory illnesses. The government published new guidance on how to live safely with COVID-19, including important advice for people with symptoms of respiratory infections; people with a positive COVID-19 test result and their contacts; and advice on safer behaviours for everyone. It sounds like a lot to take in, so it has been summarised in this special edition of Devon County Council's newsletter. Guidance has also been published to help employers reduce the spread of respiratory infections such as COVID-19 and flu in the workplace. You can read it on the government website.

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