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.
Social gatherings of more than six people are to be banned in England in an effort to curb a steep rise in coronavirus cases. The restrictions will come in from Monday 14/09/2020 and be backed by law - breaches could result in a fine of £100, doubling on each repeat offence up to £3,200. Guidelines already limit most outdoor gatherings to six people, but until now the police have had no powers to stop them unless they exceeded 30. The new rules will apply both indoors and outdoors, although there will be exceptions. They won't apply to schools, workplaces, weddings, funerals and organised team sports as long as Covid-secure guidance is followed. If your household or support bubble is larger than six you'll also be exempt. Ministers and health advisers believe the country is at a critical moment and more action will be taken if these steps aren't enough. The average rate of new infections is now four times higher than it was in mid-July - clearly a cause for concern. It is essential that we do not relax the discipline of Social Distancing guidelines in the South Hams. We have religiously stuck to the rules and, as a result, have one of the lowest infection rates in the country. We all have a responsibility to reduce the spread of this virus. Observe the guidelines, respect the rules and stay safe.