G7 Summit community newsletter
7 May 2021
Welcome to the latest issue of the Police G7 Community Newsletter. Only 35 days to go until the Summit begins! We are working hard with our partners in the Cornwall Council and the Cabinet Office to make this a safe and secure event.
We will soon be in a position to share further information around plans affecting the road network.
Keep an eye on Devon and Cornwall Alert and the local media for updates.
Police commanders visit residents
As part of our community engagement strategy, operational police commanders have visited local residents in Carbis Bay and St Ives whose properties are situated inside the security ‘footprint’ to explain how the G7 Summit may affect them.
How to access health services during the G7
Public Health Cornwall are promoting the importance of using the 111 telephone number or web-service as the first point of contact for non-emergency assistance, should you have a medical problem and not know what to do next. Using the 111 service could save you time or potentially an unnecessary journey to hospital. You will find Minor Injury Unit waiting times here: www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/miu-waiting-times/
Security preparation continues
People local to St Ives and Carbis Bay will have seen an increased police presence on our streets and public spaces. This search activity is a routine part of our planning and there is no need for alarm. You may see one of our specialist search dogs working hard in your area.
The best way to stay up to date with the very latest G7 news affecting the area where you live or work is to sign up to Devon and Cornwall Alert through the following link: alerts.dc.police.uk
Real-time updates are published promptly and passed onto the public immediately. Devon and Cornwall Alert is fast, free and available by voicemail, SMS text message and email – sign up today!
New radio mast to be built
A temporary mast is due to be built in Porthrepta Car Park, St Ives, to provide crucial support needed for emergency service radio cover during the G7 Leaders’ Summit.
The mast will provide additional support to the existing masts in the area, expanding the capability of the Airwave Network – a secure network used by the emergency services.
The mast is temporary and will be disassembled following the conclusion of the Summit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Devon and Cornwall Police say they are running the security operation, aren’t world leaders bringing their own security?
All the world leaders and delegates will be bringing their own security teams with them. Devon & Cornwall Police retain responsibility for the planning and implementation of the wider security operation, including venue security, access control, security and escort on the routes used by the Protected Persons, as well as ensuring the public and those engaged in work at the venues remain safe from harm.
When will news of road closures, travel restrictions and diversions be released
Details on these points will be released as soon as possible, beginning on 12 May. For more information, please visit: dc.police.uk/G7. You can register for news alerts via: alerts.dc.police.uk
When will these newsletters be available?
From next week, we will be publishing newsletters every week.
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 and 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: email@example.com
The new G7 Policing website: www.dc.police.uk/g7