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The Prime Minister announced in January 2021 that the G7 summit will be held in Cornwall from Friday 11th June to Sunday 13th June 2021.
The Prime Minister will welcome fellow G7 leaders to one of the most beautiful parts of the UK: Carbis Bay, St Ives Cornwall. Other parts of the region will also play a key role in the Summit including Falmouth and Newquay airport.
There will be a level of disruption during this event which may impact on your holiday. Devon & Cornwall Police are releasing information and this is listed on their website. We have compiled some FAQs below with the latest information that has been announced, but it is still worth keeping an eye on Devon & Cornwall Police website for the latest news.
Due to the very nature, details aren’t being released for security reasons.
Relevant websites for more in depth news:
Will travel be restricted around Carbis Bay, St Ives?
On 12th May Devon & Cornwall Police announced that the road through Lelant & Carbis Bay will be closed/limited access. For our guests it is strongly advised to use the Old Coach Road to get to St Ives. A summary of the restrictions:
- The A3074 (St Ives Road) will be closed to all traffic from 9am on 10 June until 11.59pm on 13 June.
- Security barriers and fencing will be installed from the 4 June and there will be some initial short-term disruption, but full closure is not planned until 9am on 10 June. The Old Coach Road via Halsetown will be used to provide access to St Ives and delays are expected.
- 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.
- In Carbis Bay, the section of the South West Coast Path which runs through the Carbis Bay Hotel will be closed with a temporary diversion in place.
- Some restricted areas in St Ives will require residents and business workers to provide two forms of current identification linked to their home or business address in order to gain access in vehicles to those homes or businesses. These might be a council tax bill, utility bill, bank statement (dated within last three months) or driving licence.
- Any delivery driver or service provider seeking entry to restricted areas will need to provide proof of manifest / order confirmation to the address that they are seeking to access along with their personal company ID. The same principle in terms of suitable documentation and ID will need to be presented by any care workers or similar (e.g. charity volunteers who are providing support to residents within the community).
- Pedestrian access will be restricted in areas of the immediate vicinity of key areas and people will be subject to security checks. Only residents will be allowed access to these areas.
- Airspace restrictions will be in place from 7 to 13 June.
Can I take part in a boat trip and/or watersports in St Ives Bay?
There may be some navigational restrictions in place which prevent pleasure boat operators from launching. See the ‘St Ives (G7 Summit 2021) Harbour Revision Order‘ on Gov.uk website.
Will access to St Ives town centre be restricted?
According to Devon & Cornwall Police, St Ives town centre will largely remain open during the Summit. The areas around Tregenna Castle in St Ives will, however, be restricted.
Security planning is ongoing and specific details such as the location of cordons and road closures will be shared with residents and businesses in due course. Residents in the area of Tregenna Castle and Carbis Bay can expect disruption during the course of the event weekend.
Can I use the St Ives branch line?
GWR have confirmed that there will be replacement buses operating between main line station St Erth and St Ives from 7-14 June while the line is shut.
Will there be any footpath closures?
Yes, there a number of footpaths closed in Carbis Bay, particularly around Carbis Bay beach. Footpath closures are in effect between 1st June and 16th June 2021.