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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UK In Isolation - Border Opens Up

Rail, air and sea services between Britain and France are resuming this morning, after French officials lifted a blanket ban on people entering from the UK. French citizens, British nationals living in France and hauliers are among those now able to travel - if they have a recent negative coronavirus test. The military is being deployed alongside NHS staff to carry out rapid "lateral flow" tests on lorry drivers stranded in Kent.
Freight should now begin moving again across the Channel, but clearing the backlog will take time. The crisis has highlighted the importance of the Dover-Calais route for food supplies.

A growing list of countries have banned travel from the UK
in an attempt to stop the spread of a new variant of coronavirus. The variant has forced the south-east of England into a tier four lockdown, and on Sunday, the health secretary warned it was "getting out of control". France has closed its border with the UK for 48 hours, meaning no lorries or ferry passengers can leave Dover, and Eurotunnel is closed. Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Canada are among the other nations who've also halted flights. There'll be a meeting of EU states in Brussels later, while Boris Johnson will chair an emergency Cobra meeting in Westminster.

The border closures are already having a significant impact, with lorries backing up on the M20. About 10,000 a day usually travel between Dover and Calais during peak periods such as Christmas, and the problems are coming on top of existing disruption due to Brexit. The Food and Drink Federation says UK supplies could be interrupted, although supermarkets insist their warehouses are well-stocked. Government sources also say the delivery of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine won't be affected.
The number of daily coronavirus infections in the UK reached an all-time high on Sunday of 35,928. Health officials say there's no evidence the new variant is more deadly, but just increasing transmission could cause problems for hospitals.
We are back to where we started in March - there is no alternative to beating this pandemic but to STAY AT HOME - DO NOT TRAVEL - SHOP LOCALLY.

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