Travel delays and parking at a premium as crowds descend for Falmouth Week Red Arrows (From Falmouth Packet)
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Travel delays and parking at a premium as crowds descend for Falmouth Week Red Arrows
3:10pm Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
The Red Arrows are set to take to the sky over Falmouth this evening at 6.15pm, and crowds are already starting to fill the town for the spectacular display.
While there is still some cloud about, things are looking good for the display later today. If that changes we will tell readers as soon as we know.
The display will cause problems on the raods with traffic very slow on the A39 and approach roads into Falmouth already. Long delays can be expected.
The main roads through Falmouth town centre are also closed until 11pm.
The St Mawes Passenger Ferry will be running an additional evening service from the Prince of Wales Pier every hour.
Falmouth Church St and Custom House Quay car parks are closed all day. Flushing has access for residents only until 7pm, with no parking for visitors. The road around the docks lookout will be one way only 12pm-9pm.
With the event being one of the busiest on the Falmouth calendar, parking is at a premium, and many spaces are already taken, so we thought that the Packet should bring you a locals tip or two.
First up, the seafront, while bustling, may not be the best spot to watch the display. Try a bit further up the hill behind the town for a good vantage point, there are a few fantastic pubs up there as well.
The Park and Ride and Park and Float at Ponsharden is reported to be full already. As is the car park at the Ships and Castles leisure centre on Pendennis Headland.
There is also the option of leaving your car behind altogether and arriving by train, the town station is just a few steps from Events Square, and all the action.
And be warned, the dreaded yellow peril, or parking enforcement officers as they are known, will be out in force, so don't give them an excuse and park legally, even if it means a walk.
Cant make it? Here is a glimpse of the Red Arrows over the town at a previous Falmouth Week.
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