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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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Devon & Torbay Devolution Deal - Update

Initial response to the public consultation on the proposed Devon and Torbay Combined County Authority (CCA).

This response addresses key themes such as governance and decision-making, resources, and engagement with PTCs and communities.
In terms of governance and decision-making, DALC supports the transfer of functions and funding from central government to local government, advocating for greater local autonomy. They welcome the creation of a democratically accountable body to deliver a devolution deal for Devon, and emphasise the importance of wider democratic involvement and collaborative decision-making.
They also raise concerns about resources, highlighting the need for clarity on the short and longer-term resource requirements for the CCA. They stress the importance of sustainable funding beyond the initial government allocation and express reservations about burdening constituent councils with additional financial responsibilities. Engagement between the CCA and PTCs is another crucial aspect addressed in DALC's response. They emphasise the importance of strengthening relationships between PTCs and constituent councils, advocating for improved recognition and engagement of PTCs as equal partners in local governance. While acknowledging the evolving nature of the government's devolution agenda, DALC expresses support for the creation of the CCA and its potential to facilitate further devolution opportunities in the future. They advocate for direct access to government funding and enabling powers for PTCs to better serve their communities. DALC's response underscores the importance of collaborative and inclusive governance structures that empower local communities and ensure their voices are heard in decision-making processes. As the consultation period progresses, DALC remains committed to advocating for the interests of PTCs and working towards a more inclusive and effective local governance framework for Devon and Torbay.
The consultation closes on 24th March 2024. 
There is an opportunity for everyone to comment through the link provided.
Devon and Torbay's deal - Devon and Torbay Devolution Deal (devontorbaydeal.org.uk)
After years in the making, the Government published its proposals for a ground-breaking deal this week that could re-draw the future relationship between local government in Devon and Torbay, and Whitehall. The proposals are a big deal for Devon and Torbay, and could, if all agreed, bring many great opportunities that would improve the lives of residents in Devon and Torbay, and those who work and visit here.
Read DALC's full response to the consultation



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