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.
SHDC are having some real problems with going onto the new Recycling and Refuse Collection system. It was always the case that it would be a phased roll out.
This week SHDC are putting any further roll out on hold until they sort what has been done so far. The company contracted for this service seriously under estimated the needs of this service. They also have a serious shortage of HGV drivers as some new recruits worked for one day but did not turn up the next day. SHDC are putting in extra staff to help sort out the missed collections of both types of waste. With that in mind Richard Foss has a direct line to report these problems and, if residents are having difficulties with this service, please contact Richard here and he should be able to resolve any difficulties within 48 hours .
SHDC are really sorry about this latest problem but are determined to make the new system work as it will increase recycling by a considerable amount.
There has been a slight rise in COVID-19 case numbers in Devon over the week 24th to 30th April - 111 in number. Although overall rates are still well below the national average, case numbers are currently highest in the Exeter area with case rates highest within the school age and working age population with some household transmission. There have been very few outbreaks across the county, but where they have happened, case numbers have been small.
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Now is a critical time to avoid an upturn in cases. Until recently case numbers in Devon had been falling, but the data for the latest available week show rates are stabilising. The latest data is beginning to cover the period since restrictions have eased. At the same time, the vaccines are rolling out to younger priority groups. Naturally there’s optimism in the air and, although that’s good news, we do not want to see a repeat of case numbers in Devon rising again. Right now, the vaccine alone is not the single solution. It’s vital that the measures that we’re all familiar with – keeping our distance, wearing face coverings when indoors in public spaces, and washing our hands regularly – remain part of our everyday lives. The restrictions at the moment allow meeting in groups of up to six, or two households, outdoors only. So while the evenings are still a little cool, please do not be tempted to take your gathering indoors. Outdoors, in the fresh air, is safer as it reduces the chance of the virus being transmitted.
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The community of Strete wish to express their sadness at the news of the death of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
On behalf of the Parish of Strete, our Parish Council Chairman Mrs Catherine Gill sends our profound sympathies to the Royal Family.
More information on the arrangements during the period of mourning can be found here.
Devon’s residents and visitors are to be encouraged to ‘find a bin or take it home’ in a new county-wide anti-littering campaign. As lockdown eases and the warmer months beckon, the multi-agency partnership Clean Devon wants to encourage everyone to take more responsibility for their rubbish whilst enjoying the beautiful moors, beaches, wildlife, countryside, towns and villages in Devon. Littering is an increasing burden on society, both financially and environmentally and the partnership aims to improve the issue through preventing, detecting and deterring this type of behaviour in Devon. The key priority is to protect and enhance Devon's wonderful environment. Local authorities do their best to keep bins emptied. However, with increased visitors over the warmer months we must take responsibility for our own rubbish. If bins are full, bring your own bag and dispose of it when you return home. Please don't leave it next to an already full bin as this contributes to littering and is considered fly-tipping. It's really important we protect our beautiful county, not only for ourselves but for future generations. The spirit of the Countryside Code is generally adhered to by the majority of people, but there are a few worrying trends that are either based on anti-social behaviour or a lack of awareness of the working countryside.
For additional advice and facts please visit Clean Devon's website.