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.
It was always going to be challenging when restrictions began to be relaxed.
Groups of three or more people outside of one household, and public gatherings are still not permitted under the amended regulations. Police officers will use enforcement options that are available to them and will take action against those who disregard them and put people at risk. Devon & Cornwall Police have issued almost 800 fines since restrictions were first introduced.
To those people considering travelling into the area the message is "please wait a little longer". Cafés and restaurants remain closed, there is a lack of open facilities, we do not have lifeguards on our beaches and toilets are still closed. As before, staying away is essential in order to avoid overwhelming local hospitals and the health service. There has been a national collective effort to protect all communities and we need this national effort to continue for a bit longer. Think Twice - Is it safe. Is it fair.
For residents in the South Hams who want to be able to enjoy the extra independence in relation to exercise and open-air recreation; you must do so safely.
It’s important we all undertake appropriate social distancing measures and ensure that we do not gather in groups with people from outside our home. Remember our actions can affect others.
Before you leave your home. ‘Think Twice’. Is it necessary and is it safe? Personal responsibility is key to beating Covid 19. People will question the actions of others, which is why we must ‘Think Twice’ and help save lives.
Elsewhere, NHS England has told hospitals to prepare to restart routine and non-urgent operations following the coronavirus outbreak. Hospital bosses want to establish the impact of the last few months on staff and how best to improve how they are looked after for the longer term. Health and social care workers are among those employees to face the greatest exposure to coronavirus