G7 Summit community newsletter
14 May 2021
Welcome to the latest issue of the Police G7 Community Newsletter. Only 28 days to go until the Summit launches. This edition contains some key traffic and diversion updates. The latest information is always published on our website dc.police.uk/G7 or via the free Devon and Cornwall Alert service at alerts.dc.police.uk – it’s fast and free.
You will start to see an increase in police and security activity as preparations continue around the key venues. Thank you for your patience during this period.
People will be able to walk around most areas in St Ives, Carbis Bay, Falmouth and Newquay, with some restrictions very close to the key venues.
A map detailing road closures in Carbis Bay is available to view on the website. Similar maps will follow shortly for Falmouth and Newquay.
Those who live in or need to visit the areas affected by road closures will be able to move through checkpoints to continue their journeys. Wherever possible, we are asking those affected to plan to carry identification and/or paperwork linking them to the address they are travelling to, to assist in their swift movement though checkpoints. Where ID or paperwork isn’t available, officers will work with people to help them continue on their journey, though this will increase delays.
Delivery drivers and service providers such as carers needing to pass through checkpoints will need to provide proof of the address and why they are visiting, along with their personal company ID.
Security barriers and fencing will begin to be installed from 4 June which will result in some initial short-term disruption. The A3074 (St Ives Road) will then be closed from 9am on 10 June until 11.59pm on 13 June. The Old Coach Road via Halsetown will be used to provide access to St Ives.
Delays are expected and we are asking people wishing to avoid delays to their journeys to avoid travelling to the area where possible. If you do need to visit or live in the area you may be spoken to by officers, but this nothing to worry about. It’s just to make sure that security is as tight as possible to protect everyone.
Carbis Bay beach will be closed, and the South West Coast Path around Carbis Bay will be closed with a diversion in place.
The town centre, harbour and all other beaches will remain open as usual as well as most local amenities. St Ives School has taken the decision to close during the Summit and has notified pupils and their families individually.
The Maritime Museum at Event Square will be the International Media Centre for the Summit and both Grove Place and Maritime car parks will be closed between 27 May and 19 June.
Campbeltown Way will be closed to traffic between 27 May and 19 June. If you are a resident or need to visit a property in this road, there will be delays, so please leave extra time for your journey. Officers will be in touch with residents to explain what identification is needed to aid their movement through the checkpoints.
The car park in Church Street will be closed for pay and display 10 to 13 June.
There will be a number of road closures and parking restrictions in place around Cornwall Airport between 6pm on 9 June to 11.59pm on 13 June. If you are a resident or work in the area, please expects delays and allow extra time for your journey.
Businesses near the airport will be contacted with further information.
We will continue to share information as planning details are finalised. We are working with Cornwall Council to make sure that any impact is kept to a minimum. Community events, leaflets and mailings are some of the ways we are using to keep in touch with residents who do not have access to online information, we will share the dates for these soon. Please share information with those who may be unable to access information online, including people that may be visiting your home during the advertised dates.
You can find maps and more specific information on the G7 website along with up-to-date information and news so if you need to, you can make suitable plans around your travel.
Stay in touch
Do you have information for us or our partner agencies? Do you have a question? Use these contact details to get in touch with Devon & Cornwall Police, or our key G7 Summit planning partners:
Devon and Cornwall Police
To report an incident or information: www.dc.police.uk
For questions relating to policing the G7 Summit: firstname.lastname@example.org
The new G7 Policing website: dc.police.uk/G7