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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Can the UK avoid a Europe-style return to lockdown?

Unlike the UK - and England in particular - many parts of Europe kept major restrictions in place for much longer. Whereas England fully unlocked in mid-July, parts of Europe did not do this until the autumn, and in many places kept tougher restrictions in place even as they did.
Part of this was to do with timing. The UK was hit by the more infectious Alpha variant and then Delta sooner, meaning it was in a position to push ahead with unlocking before others... The UK has, in effect, already had the wave the rest of Europe is seeing and has managed to avoid being swamped by it.
Full analysis details can be found by copying the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-59378849?xtor=ES-208-[48710_NEWS_NLB_ACT_WK49_Tue_23_Nov]-20211124-[bbcnews_coronavirus_newshealth_winter]

Households to get £5,000 to help ditch gas boilers

Heating buildings accounts for 21% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change. The prime minister has set a target of 2035 for phasing out new carbon-emitting gas boilers, which currently heat more than three-quarters of homes. Low-carbon heat pumps, which extract warmth from the air, the ground, or water, cost between £6,000 and £18,000, depending on their type and the size of a property. The government says it will offer £5,000 subsidies from next April. "As the technology improves and costs plummet over the next decade, we expect low-carbon heating systems will become the obvious, affordable choice for consumers," says Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng. Heating industry figures have welcomed the move, part of a £3.9bn plan to reduce carbon emissions. The bulk will go on decarbonising public buildings, new heating systems and insulation in social housing and helping to provide clean heating networks for homes unsuitable for heat pumps. 

Furlough Scheme Ends

Furlough - or the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as it's officially known was introduced during the first lockdown. It helped pay 11.6 million wages after coronavirus restrictions meant large parts of the economy closed. However, after 18 months, the UK’s furlough scheme is ending. It was brought in by the government to pay 80% of wages, with a monthly limit of £2,500. That dropped to 60% with employers making up the rest as it started winding down for its closing date today. Chancellor Rishi Sunak says he’s "immensely proud" of the multibillion-pound scheme - which, according to latest figures, is still supporting 1.6 million workers. It’s been widely praised for protecting millions of jobs and in supporting business to return to normal.

Booster Vaccinations Begin in Devon

It’s less than 10 months since the COVID-19 vaccination programme began in Devon and in that time everyone over the age of 16 years old has been offered the jab.
More than nine in 10 Devon residents have taken up that offer and more than eight in 10 are fully vaccinated, which is excellent! The NHS is starting to give booster vaccinations this week. They are being offered to people most at risk from coronavirus who have already had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have a booster dose, so please wait to be contacted via letter, text or email before trying to book an appointment via the National Booking Service. The majority of people who are currently eligible will receive their invite within the next three weeks. For more information click here.

The Royal Marines Iron Challenge

On Sunday 19th September Iron becomes Steel with a charity triathlon event that starts at Blackpool Sands.
Click on https://iron2steel.co.uk/ to find out more details.

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