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.

 Latest News

Work Starts on Road Realignment at Slapton

Drone shot - SlaptonWork is underway to reconnect the A379 between Slapton and Strete Gate, which has been closed since being washed away by Storm Emma in early March.

Over the past few months, Devon County Council has been carrying out site inspections and drawing up a scheme to reinstate the road.
Detailed work has also been undertaken to minimise the environmental impacts of the scheme and to address the risk from unexploded ordnance.
Contractor Alun Griffiths Ltd has started work yesterday (Monday 16 July) on the southern section of the reinstatement, near the junction to Slapton village, which has an existing planning permission.
A second section of the route towards Strete Gate will also be realigned as the scheme progresses. The County Council is awaiting planning approval to update the permission for this northern realignment of the route, to move it further north and west than in the approved scheme plans.

The Kings Arms - Grand Opening

Mark and Kat are re-opening The Kings Arms on Saturday evening 14th July from 6pm.

Strete Village Day 2018

Strete Village Day will take place on Saturday 4th August at Mewstone Paddock, Totnes Road, from noon onwards.

Bookings for stalls to attend are welcome - please contact Kate by email on manorfarmstrete@hotmail.co.uk

New Dartmouth Health & Wellbeing Centre

South Hams District Council is working in partnership with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and stakeholder organisations on a proposed new site for the Health and Wellbeing Centre in Dartmouth.
The Council, who are very keen to invest in the town and support the provision for local jobs, is in discussions around the new centre. Plans on the table, are an offer by the District Council to provide a parcel of land and to construct a purpose-built Health and Wellbeing Centre to the NHS Trust’s specification.
It is intended that the new building would include the GP practice, a pharmacy, services that are currently being provided from the Dartmouth Clinic site and a base for voluntary sector organisations. The Trust is committed to working with the medical practice and stakeholders on delivering these services following the breakdown of the Riverview option, after the closure of the Hospital site in 2017.
The new centre, which could be located on part of the overflow Park and Ride car park, would be leased on a 25+ year basis. By acting together, the funding of the construction costs can be kept as low as possible as the District Council has access to very competitive borrowing. Once proposals are decided, and agreed by the Trust Board, GP’s and key stakeholders, a report will go to the Council’s Executive and Full Council meetings for agreement.

Leader of South Hams District Council, Cllr John Tucker, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust in the development of a Health and Wellbeing Centre in Dartmouth.
“The proposed new health centre will have huge community value to Dartmouth residents, which is why we wanted to get involved to make this project a reality. We’ve offered to provide a site to the NHS and to build a purpose-built centre which will offer a range of medical services.
“We are, as the District Council, delighted to be able to help our partners with this important delivery of health and wellbeing within the South Hams.”

Liz Davenport Interim Chief Executive Officer, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with South Hams Council on the development of the Health and Wellbeing Centre. The site identified will allow us to be able to co‐locate the community services for local people that are currently provided at the Dartmouth Clinic with primary care. This will mean that local people will be able to receive their care in a modern, purpose built centre in Dartmouth.
“We know that people in Dartmouth will be pleased to hear a site has been identified and we will now be working closely with South Hams District Council and the community to ensure that we are able to progress this as soon as possible.”

​Tougher Penalties for Irresponsible Dog Owners

South Hams District Council is cracking down on dog owners who have their dogs off the lead in public areas, or who don’t clean up after their dogs.
Public Space Protection Orders have been introduced across the South Hams, clarifying where it will be mandatory to keep dogs on a lead.
In some areas, such as children’s play areas, dogs are banned entirely.
In addition, the new laws give authorised council officers the power to request that an owner place their dog on a lead in any open public area where the dog is causing a nuisance or likely to do so.
During the summer months, dogs are not permitted on a number of beaches in the South Hams, and officers will be able to issue on the spot fines for those ignoring this regulation. Failure to comply with the PSPO or a request from a council officer is punishable by an on-the-spot fine of £100.
Uniformed Officers will be patrolling regularly from early July.
Cllr Rufus Gilbert, Executive Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services at South Hams District Council, said: “The majority of South Hams dog owners are law abiding and considerate of others, but there are a minority that spoil it for everyone, and it is these owners that the new regulations will target. It’s important that everyone is familiar with the areas where dogs must be kept on a lead, or where they are forbidden, so that responsible dog owners are not caught out."

Failure to clean up after your dog is also covered by the PSPOs and is punishable by an on-the-spot fine of £100.

Cllr Gilbert continued: “Dog mess is unsightly, unpleasant and dangerous and we will no longer tolerate irresponsible owners who fail to clean up after their animals. If you know of an area that is regularly fouled, please let us know using the ‘report it’ function on our website, and our officers will add it to their patrols. If you are walking your dog, make sure you remain observant as to where it fouls, always carry bags and place the bags in a litter bin or take them home. Please don’t hang the bags in trees and bushes; they’re not baubles and this could constitute a littering offence.”
For a full list of the areas where dogs must be kept on a lead, and where dogs are not permitted, please see https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/4114/Dogs-on-Leads, https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/4109/Dog-Exclusion-Areas-Beaches and https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/4541/Dog-Exclusion-Areas-Except-Beaches-

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