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.
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.
On 23 March 2020, we were given a very simple instruction "stay at home". Coronavirus restrictions were to be reviewed in three weeks and relaxed if appropriate. Since then, tough restrictions on socialising - and going to schools, shops or pubs - have been relaxed and re-tightened but never altogether lifted. The UK's official death toll has risen to 126,172. One year on the nation is offering its condolences to the bereaved and praising the "great spirit" shown during a year that has been one of the most difficult in our country's history. A minute's silence will be held at midday as part of a day of reflection. Landmarks including the London Eye, Trafalgar Square and Wembley Stadium will be lit yellow at nightfall. Cardiff Castle and Belfast City Hall will also be illuminated, while churches and cathedrals will toll bells. More than 250 organisations such as religious groups, charities and care organisations are supporting the day of reflection. It's an opportunity to pause and remember all that's happened over the past year, to mourn those who have died but also to give thanks for those who have looked after us.
The UK furlough scheme will be extended to the end of September. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, as it’s officially known, began in March 2020 and was due to finish at the end of April. It pays 80% of an employee’s wages when they cannot work during the pandemic. It has protected 11m jobs so far, at a cost of almost £50bn, and has already been extended twice. Under the latest extension, the employer will pay 10% of the furlough in July, and 20% in August and September. A fourth grant from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will be available from April.