Newquay G7 information for residents and businesses

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


We are proud that Cornwall has been chosen to host the G7 Summit, which takes place from Friday 11 June to Sunday 13 June.

This is a major event, with numerous security considerations therefore there will be unavoidable disruptions for people who live close to the four venues which are hosting the event.

These are:

  • Carbis Bay Hotel
  • Tregenna Castle Hotel
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall
  • Cornwall Airport Newquay

To help you plan your journeys around these disruptions, we have included details of road closures, diversions, parking restrictions and information about local services. Also included is a map of the local area to show the key changes.

High levels of security are in place to ensure that everyone remains safe. This will mean that you may be asked to pass through security access points and show two forms of identification. To help minimise delays, please familiarise yourself with the changes and carry your identification documents with you during this period.

Temporary travel restrictions and diversions

To manage the traffic around Cornwall Airport Newquay, a number of changes and diversions will be in place.

For a downloadable version of this information, please visit this link.

Roads

There will be a number of road closures and parking restrictions around Cornwall Airport Newquay. These will be in place from 6am on Wednesday 9th June to midnight on Sunday 13th June.

  • There will be temporary road closures on the A3059, New Road,part of Tregaswith Road and the B3276.
  • There will be a ‘no parking / tow away’ zone which is shown in yellow on the map along some of the roads.
  • Watergate Bay beach will be accessible.
Resident identification

When the vehicle checkpoints are in operation, access through a checkpoint is only permissible for people who live on the closed road.

  • Residents will be required to show two forms of current identification to gain access to their home within the restricted area.
  • Acceptable ID must be linked to a person’s home or business address. This can be a council tax bill, utility bill, bank statement (within the last three months) or a driving licence.
  • Whilst a photo ID is not a requirement, it may help to speed up the process.
Businesses

Businesses situated within the security perimeter and in the immediate vicinity of Cornwall Newquay Airport will be contacted directly to agree access arrangements for staff and deliveries.

If you have not be contacted and have a query please let Devon and Cornwall Police know at G7Engagement@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

Delivery drivers

When the temporary road closure is in place no entry will be allowed through the vehicle check points for security reasons. Therefore deliveries at certain times may be disrupted. Please use the diversion in place if at all possible.

Pedestrian and bicycle access

Pedestrian and bicycle access will also be limited to residents only when road closures are in place, with appropriate identification as listed. Please use another
route to avoid delays.

Buses

Information about bus disruption during the G7 summit will be updated regularly. Current expectations are for the following services to experience disruption:


Monday 7 June until Wednesday 10 June

Buses may be delayed as preparations are made for the G7 Summit.
Routes affected: 17| 239 | L5 | T2 | Atlantic Coaster | Falmouth Coaster | Land's End Coaster


Thursday 11 June until Sunday 13 June

There will be delays across the network. In addition, there are several road closures, and buses will not be able to serve these roads:

  • The main road between St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant and Tempest roundabout.
  • The coast road between Trevarrian, Watergate Bay and Porth.

To reduce delays on the rest of the network, the following changes will be made:

17 - will run between Penzance and St Erth station only.
A connecting shuttle bus* will run between St Erth and St Ives Trenwith Car Park.

239 - will run 15 minutes earlier in the morning from Castle Gate, Halsetown and St Ives Malakoff bus station, then run non-stop to Tempest roundabout and Dobbies Garden Centre.

L5 - will not run.

T2 - will run between Truro, Redruth, Camborne, Hayle and St Erth station only.
A connecting shuttle bus* will run between St Erth station and St Ives Trenwith Car Park.

Atlantic Coaster - will not run.

Land's End Coaster - will only run between Penzance, Newlyn, St Buryan, Porthcurno, Land's End and Sennen Cove. Buses will not be running along the coast between Sennen Cove and St Ives, or between St Ives, Marazion and Penzance.

*a connecting shuttle bus will run direct between St Erth station and St Ives Trenwith Car Park, and a second shuttle bus will run between St Ives Trenwith Car Park, St Ives Cinema and St Ives Malakoff bus station (for St Ives rail station).

Schools

Schools outside the restricted areas may be impacted due to some of the travel disruptions. Please check directly with the school for updates on arrangements.
Some school bus services will be revised and information provided to schools in advance to pass to parents.

Care workers and essential visitors

Residents directly affected by the road closures who receive essential council services, or help and support from volunteers will continue to do so throughout the
event period. All providers who need to access via the checkpoints will need to have a current work ID badge and a statement of purpose, for example a letter stating the provider name and location/s. This will be facilitated at the check points to ensure services are maintained for those who need them, however please expect delays when the temporary closures are in place.

Aviation

The airspace across the region will be closed between Thursday 10th and Sunday 13th June. During this period, no flying is allowed, including the flying of Drones.
Cornwall Airport Newquay remains open for scheduled lights as normal. Please check their website for information on G7 specific access and car parking arrangements. https://www.cornwallairportnewquay.com

Emergency services

All emergency services are working to ensure that normal services continue during the event period. Access within the restricted areas for emergency services will continue as normal.

How to contact the police

There are many ways to contact Devon & Cornwall Police.

• To report non-emergency crimes online visit dc.police.uk to access online channels – WebChat, Report Crime Online and Email.
• In an emergency, when life is threatened, people are injured, offenders are nearby or immediate action is required, always dial 999. Alternatively for non-emergencies call 101.

NHS advice and support

The NHS is working on plans to ensure there is as little disruption as possible to its health and care system during this period. You will be kept informed about changes to services as soon as possible. For help and advice contact:

  • In an emergency – call 999 for help with urgent and life-threatening conditions such as suspected heart attacks, stroke, unconsciousness, or breathing difficulties.
  • Non-emergency – call your GP for urgent, but not-emergency medical care.
  • Call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk if you need advice when your GP surgery is closed.
  • Visit www.kernowccg.nhs.uk to get details of all health services. The website will be kept updated with any changes to health services during this period.
Useful FAQs
  • What do I do if I forget my identification?
    This will delay your access as officers will need to establish and confirm your identity before permitting you through the checkpoint.
  • Will I be able to receive deliveries?
    Deliveries to properties within the road closures (in red on the map) are being agreed direct with those properties affected. Deliveries to properties impacted directly by the temporary road closures will be delayed as they will not be allowed into the area whilst the closure is in place for security reasons. Please therefore expect delays and if possible arrange your deliveries outside of the event window to avoid any inconvenience.
  • Can I gain access to the airport to catch a flight?
    Yes, scheduled flights are continuing and for details on parking and access please visit the Cornwall Airport Newquay Website.
  • I am a carer for a friend/family member. Can I get through in my car to visit them?
    Yes, you will be able to get through to care for them, but you must have the appropriate ID and some proof to show the address you are visiting. Any documentation you can bring to assist officers will facilitate the process.
Covid safety

The Council’s Public Health team is working closely with the G7 organisers to ensure it is a Covid-secure event. Regular testing will be carried out amongst those people attending the Summit and the staff supporting it. Alongside these arrangements, twice-weekly Lateral Flow Testing is now free and available to all residents in Cornwall and we encourage people to take this up. You can find out where to access or collect your tests at https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 please stay at home, along with your household members and order a test online at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

The council is also reminding anyone struggling with their mental health that they are not alone and support is available. Please visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/mentalhealth for more information or call the 24/7 NHS Mental Health Response Line on 0800 038 5300 if you are worried about your own, or someone else’s mental health.

Check out www.cornwall.gov.uk/coronavirus for everything you need to know about Covid-19 in Cornwall, including the latest rules and restrictions and information on testing, vaccinations and self-isolation support.

For more information about council services during G7 please contact: G7cornwall@cornwall.gov.uk

For information from Devon and Cornwall Police please visit www.dc.police.uk/G7

 

 

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