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.
- 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.
UPDATE: Red Arrows - Don't come, watch from home
It’s been announced that the Red Arrows are staging a fly-by over the G7 Summit this weekend. It will be their first appearance in Cornwall for some time, and we know it is something many people will want to watch.
To keep everyone safe, we ask that those living in and around Carbis Bay to watch from their homes or gardens.
People will struggle to remain socially distanced if gathering in large crowds. We appreciate it might be tempting to drive to Carbis Bay or the surrounding area but remind you that there are many restrictions in place, including road and public footpath closures.
We urge you - don’t come, watch from home.
Around the local area
Carbis Bay Hotel and the Tregenna Castle Hotel will be closed to members of the public during the Summit period.
- In Carbis Bay, the section of the South West Coast Path which runs through the Carbis Bay Hotel will be closed and a temporary diversion put in place.
- In St Ives, local amenities will largely remain open and all beaches other than Carbis Bay will be accessible.
- St Ives town centre and harbour will be open.
Pedestrian access will be unrestricted on the majority of the roads giving free access to the area. Pedestrian access will, however, be restricted in the immediate vicinity of Carbis Bay Hotel and Tregenna Castle Hotel and only residents will be allowed access subject to security checks.
A full hi-res version of this residents' leaflet an be found by following this link
Traffic arrangements, restrictions and diversions
To manage the traffic around St Ives and in Carbis Bay, a number of changes and diversions will be in place. Although every effort will be made to keep any waiting
times to a minimum, Please plan your journey giving plenty of time to navigate the temporary restrictions.
- In the St Ives and Carbis Bay area the A3074 (St Ives Road) will be closed to all traffic from 7pm on Wednesday 9 June until 11.59pm on Sunday 13 June.
- There will be overnight closures on the A3074 near Tregenna Castle from 7pm on Monday 7 June to 7am on Tuesday 8 June, and from 7pm on Tuesday 8 June to 7am on Wednesday 9 June.
The diversion route prevents all vehicle traffic from entering the Carbis Bay Area via Tempest Roundabout, close to the A30.
- All traffic will be diverted via the route highlighted in GREEN.
- Emergency services vehicles, event transport and Police personnel only will be allowed access via the vehicle checkpoint (VCP) highlighted in RED.
- Residents and businesses are required to follow the dotted blue lines to the Resident and Business checkpoints highlighted in BLUE, to gain access to
the relevant addresses within each zone.
The map shows a series of residential zones E1 to E10 and four access points RB1 to RB4.
- If travelling by vehicle to your residence please ensure you understand the vehicle access point for your residential zone, and continue to use the same access point throughout the duration of the disruptions. At each of the four residents’ access points (marked in blue), the following process will be adopted:
- Residents seeking access with a vehicle will be asked to produce two forms of current identification linked to their home address. The documentation needs to be recent (within the last 3 months) and can include a Council tax bill, Utility bill, Bank statement or Driving licence. A photo ID, would be an advantage,
as it would speed up the checking process, however it is not a requirement.
- This is not an exhaustive list and any official document can be used.
- Documents produced must be originals and not photocopies. Electronic options such as online banking via Smartphone Apps can also be presented.
- If you are seeking access to a business premises that you own, then the documentation mentioned will need to relate to that premises.
- For staff attending work, the preferred option is as a pedestrian to reduce traffic within the managed area. However if this is not possible a proof of
home address and a work ID badge or similar plus a ‘statement of purpose’, such as a letter from the employer stating the work location or inventory of
where you are required to visit will be required.
- Once documentation has been verified, vehicle access will be granted.
- Some businesses that are directly affected by the security fencing or barriers will be contacted directly by police to discuss how to access their property.
The St Ives Bay Line will be closed from 0001 Monday 7th June to 1200 Monday 14th June with a rail replacement bus service in operation and journey times will be extended.
St Erth to St Ives direct - Monday 7th June to 1200 Monday 14th June:
- Rail replacement buses will operate approximately every 30 minutes between St Erth and St Ives
- The rail replacement service will operate from Trenwith Car Park in St Ives, instead of the Railway Station. A shuttle bus service will be in operation between Trenwith Car Park, Royal Square and St Ives Bus Station
- The coach road route will be used throughout, and journey times will be longer than normal
St Erth to Carbis Bay - Monday 7th June to Wednesday 9th June, and again Monday 14th June until 1200 only:
- Rail replacement buses will operate approximately every 30 minutes between St Erth and Carbis Bay
- The rail replacement service will operate from bus stops along the A3074 instead of the stations:
- Lelant Saltings – Woodlands bus stops (one service per day)
- Lelant – Village Hall bus stops (hourly service)
- Carbis Bay – Longstone Cross bus stops
- Journey times will be longer than normal
- Customers travelling from Carbis Bay to St Ives should use the local bus services T2 or 17 from stops on the A3074
St Erth to Carbis Bay Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th June:
- No rail or replacement bus services will operate
Passengers are advised to check journey plans online at www.gwr.com for latest information and be prepared to travel earlier to maintain connections with mainline services at St Erth.
Access along the coast towards Carbis Bay will be restricted. Cornwall Council and Harbour Masters are currently seeking an application to extend the current St Ives
- A notice to mariners will be published in due course, detailing directions for marine users within the bay.
- There may be some navigational restrictions in place from Monday 7 June to Sunday 13 June; we are engaging with local businesses to minimise
The airspace across St Ives will be closed from Monday 7 June to Sunday 13 June. The airspace across the region (Cornwall) will be closed from Thursday 10 June to Sunday 13 June. During these periods, no flying is allowed, including the flying of Drones.
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).
It is acknowledged that there will be a number of holiday lets / rental properties that will be within the area affected by the security operation. If possible please ensure customers are aware of the travel disruption and that they have correct information
and identification to access the property via the appropriate checkpoint including proof of home address, booking confirmation either printed or via smartphone.
Some local schools have made provision to return to online learning for pupils during the Summit. School representatives will contact parents/guardians directly if there are any changes.
Schools outside the restricted areas may be impacted due to some of the travel disruptions. Please check directly with the school for any updated arrangements.
Delivery drivers/service providers
It is anticipated that despite publicity around the G7 Summit, and the associated road closures and limited accessibility, there will still be a significant number of essential and non-essential retail deliveries. Delays are therefore expected. Any delivery driver or service provider seeking entry to restricted areas will need to provide proof of manifest/order confirmation to the address they are travelling
to, along with their personal company ID.
Help for residents
Representatives from the Council and Police will be located at St Ives Town Council from Monday 7 June to Sunday 13 June, between 10am and 2pm. They will be available to answer resident queries.
Care workers and essential visitors
Residents who receive essential council services, such as support from volunteers, will continue to do so throughout the Summit period. Suitable documentation and ID will need to be presented to gain vehicle access as per the business section above.
Waste and recycling
Due to the introduction of traffic management in the St Ives area for the G7 summit we are making changes to how we manage rubbish and garden waste collections on Friday 11 June.
- If you live within the traffic management area, namely Lelant or Carbis Bay you should have received a letter explaining that the normal collection day of Friday 11 June will be changed to Monday 14 June.
- If you live outside of the traffic management area collections will still be on Friday 11 June, but will start at 6am instead of 7am. Collection times may be different to normal, so we ask that waste is put out the night before.
We are not expecting any impacts on collection services in other areas of Cornwall.
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.
Can I visit St Ives and Carbis Bay during the summit?
St Ives and Carbis Bay are open for business, however there is a restriction on vehicle traffic in the Carbis Bay area, so please check the website for updates.
What do I do if I forget my identification?
This will delay your smooth access if entering the checkpoints, whilst officers try to establish and confirm your identity before either permitting you through once
confirmed, or by waiting for someone to escort you through to confirm your destination.
Is there a Park and Ride in St Ives?
Yes. There is a park and ride service around the Old Coach Road for St Ives, and it is unaffected dropping off at The Burrows. There are then shuttle busses to take
people into the town.
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.
Can I access the area to go shopping in Tesco?
Tesco will be open as usual, but accessible only by foot (and pedal cycle). The store will be open throughout but there will be no access to the car park due to the
I have mobility issues and cannot walk to the business/location that I need to get to. Can I drive or be driven?
Yes, if you have mobility issues. Individual needs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Can I visit Longstone Cemetery? Will I be able to drive through to do this?
You can only visit on foot as there will generally be unrestricted access for pedestrians
I’m a courier. Will I be able to deliver as usual around the residential areas of Carbis Bay?
We advise all couriers not to deliver during the relevant four days due to the delays which are expected within the Carbis Bay area. It may be better to guarantee
delivery to items outside of the restricted area.
I live in Lelant – am I able to leave the village and turn right on the A3074 and get to St Ives?
The only exit from Lelant will be by turning left and leaving via the roundabout to the Old Coach Road, and around the top of the town.
Do I have to go through the checkpoints if I am a pedestrian? Do I need my ID on me if I am a pedestrian?
Pedestrians will be able to move around freely.
I live/work in Carbis Bay – will I still be able to walk around the local area?
Yes, pedestrians can freely move around the Carbis Bay area, apart from within the restricted areas.
I have a shop or business in Carbis Bay – can my customers reach us by car?
Due to restrictions on parking, and the security in place, therefore customers will need to park outside of the area and walk. If you have mobility issues. Individual
needs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
I live in Carbis Bay – will my friends be able to visit me?
Only essential visitors will be allowed into the restricted area via car. Friends will be able to access on foot, provided they are carrying the required ID.
Will my guests be able to travel to my holiday home when they are in Carbis Bay on holiday?
Yes, provided they have identification and proof of the booking, they will be given access.
I work in Carbis Bay/need to travel there for work by car – will I be able to do this?
Yes, as long as you have your work ID and some proof of business address you are attending (such as a letter) you will be allowed vehicle access.
Will the St Ives branch line be open?
No, the branch line will be closed during the event. However, there will be a replacement bus service. Please see the GWR.com website for details.
I’m a fisherman/have a boat tour business – will restrictions prevent me from working?
There are some maritime restrictions, however there should be access to open water. Please check with the harbour master for details.
I live/work in St Ives – will the travel restrictions affect me?
It may affect you depending on where you live, please see the traffic management map to understand if you are affected and how you can manage your travel.
Will I be able to go to Tesco supermarket?
Tesco will be open as usual, but accessible only by foot. The exception is that residents inside the restricted area can access Tesco via road when the main A3074 St Ives Road is open; however, validation (ID) will be required to enter back into E2 and E5 zones after their shopping trip. It is advised that people plan for their shop prior to the Summit to avoid delays.
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