Further clarity has been given into how traffic closures and other restrictions relating to the G7 will affect residents of Falmouth.

On Thursday it was revealed that those living and working in restricted areas in St Ives and Falmouth will need to provide ID to get vehicle access to their homes and businesses.

Devon and Cornwall Police said that some restricted areas in St Ives and Falmouth would require residents and business workers to provide two forms of current identification, such as a council tax bill, bank statement or driving licence, linked to their home or business address, in order to gain access in vehicles to those homes or businesses.

Also 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.

Police said 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.


Falmouth town centre manager Richard Gates, from the Falmouth Town Team, has now spoken in more detail about the plans, in the hope of clearing up concerns that have been caused by Thursday's announcement.

Mr Gates said: "For clarity, as there is a lot of confusion going round, Arwenack Street/Grove Place do not have any plans in place for a road closure, outside of the daily 11am to 4pm that is already through the town centre and half way along Arwenack Street.

"Obviously if traffic builds up so much in this area - and it is a major concern from the Town Team, we are feeding through our points to the police on this - then there may be some temporary management to reduce congestion.

"The only road that will be closed in Campeltown Way, between Grove Place car park and Maritime car park."


He clarified that what was in force in Grove Place would be no parking/waiting along the side of the street from May 27 to June 19.

"Deliveries for businesses can still take place, although from several of the businesses I have already spoken to in this area they are going to reduce their deliveries as much as possible around the actual summit dates June 11 to 13," he added.

"To clarify people will not need identification walking around Arwenack Street or Grove Place. The security cordon is Grove Place car park, Maritime Museum car park and Events Square.

"Grove Place toilets are open to the public and will continue to be."