People living in Cornwall have been warned to expect some travel disruption during the G7 Summit next month and the days leading up to it.

Those living and working in restricted areas in St Ives and Falmouth will also needed to provide ID to get vehicle access to their homes and businesses.

It is as world leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the USA and the EU visit Cornwall from June 11 to 13 when they join Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the UK's turn to host the summit.

They will also be joined by the leaders of Australia, India and South Korea, who will attend as guests.

Among them will be American President Joe Biden, attending one of his first big international conferences on the world stage.

The areas of Carbis Bay and St Ives, where the leaders will be staying and debating the summit topics, Falmouth where the International Media Centre is based and the Newquay Airport, where many leaders will fly into, are expected to see particular restrictions around them.

Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Council have warned that this will include the installation of security fences around key venues; road, rail, aviation, maritime and footpath closures and restrictions and some diversions – all of which, they say, are being put in place to ensure the safety and security of the event for both residents and the delegates.

A graphic showing what disruption to expect in Cornwall during the G7

A graphic showing what disruption to expect in Cornwall during the G7

To manage traffic around the venues, a number of traffic management measures will be put in place. These will include:

• In the St Ives and Carbis Bay area the A3074 (St Ives Road) will be closed to all traffic from 9am on June 10, until 11.59pm on June 13.

Security barriers and fencing will be installed from June 4 and there will be some "initial short-term disruption", but the full closure is not planned until six days later, on June 10.

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.

• In Falmouth, where the Maritime Museum at Event Square will be used as the media centre for the G7 Summit, both Grove Place and Maritime car parks will be closed between May 27 and June 19.

Campbeltown Way will be closed to traffic between May 27 and June 19. The car park in Church Street will be closed for pay and display from June 10 to 13, as this is an organised protest site.

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• Around Cornwall Airport Newquay there will be a number of road closures and parking restriction orders in place around the airport for the duration of the event, beginning at 6pm on June 9 and ending on 11.59pm on June 13.

• Some restricted areas in St Ives and Falmouth 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 (within the last three months) or driving licence.

• Businesses within the perimeter and in the immediate vicinity of Cornwall Newquay Airport will be contacted shortly by the Cabinet Office with specific identification requirement instructions.

• Any delivery driver or service provider looking to enter a restricted area will need to provide proof of manifest / order confirmation to the address that they are going to, aong 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 (eg 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.

Further security arrangements are still being finalised, but details will be shared as soon as possible.

Police officers and council workers are holding face-to-face meetings, and distributing leaflets to help keep in touch with residents who do not have access to online information.

Falmouth Packet:

Police in St Ives where the G7 world leaders will stay

Superintendent Jo Hall of Devon & Cornwall Police said: “Our local policing teams and Council community link officers have been working together to engage with communities in St Ives, Falmouth and Newquay since the announcement of the event.

“This campaign aims to further inform and reassure communities about the impact of the event in the local areas and the temporary changes they can expect.

“We are working hard to minimise the impact of the Summit on local communities and we are engaging regularly with residents and other partners in the affected areas. We would encourage residents to speak to their local police officers about any concerns they might have.

“There will be a certain level of disruption caused by the restrictions and closures, but we hope that people will understand that these are essential to ensure a safe and secure event for delegates and the wider community.

"We are thankful for the support and understanding of residents and visitors and we hope that the Summit will leave a positive legacy for Cornwall.”

Kate Kennally, Chief Executive of Cornwall Council said: “We are working hard to ensure that hosting the G7 in Cornwall will bring long-term economic benefits for all residents of Cornwall, but it will mean some short-term impact on those living nearest to the venues which are hosting the event.

"We will work with the Devon and Cornwall Police do all we can to minimise the effect it has, and our priority will remain, as ever, looking after our residents."

A dedicated G7 Summit website,, has been created to provide up-to-the-minute information so that people can stay informed. The website includes useful information including a news section and answers to our most frequently asked questions.

There are localised maps of the affected areas which show road closures and restrictions, along with diverted routes, so people in and around the area can plan their journeys.

A Facebook Live event will take place this evening (Wednesday, May 12) from 6pm, where Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Council and the Cabinet Office will be available online to discuss the impact of the Summit and answer any questions.