Some businesses in Falmouth will shut to the public for more than two weeks after the bank holiday as a result of tight restrictions over the G7 Summit.

Those based within Events Square and Discovery Quay will not be open for general use from 8am on Tuesday (June 1) until 11pm on Thursday, June 17, the week after the summit.

This is while public access is unavailable to that area, as a result of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall being the International Media Centre for journalists travelling from across the world to report on the globally important occasion.

Although the summit itself takes place between June 11 and 13, when world leaders from the seven 'G7' countries will gather in Carbis Bay, along with the leaders of Australia, India and South Korea as invited guests, preparations beforehand and then the removal of infrastructure and clear-up afterwards mean that the affected period is longer.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is working directly with those businesses affected, in relation to the closures.

Some businesses will remain open, but only to cater for the delegates within the media centre.

An exception to this rule is Tesco Express, which will still remain open to the public.

The information has been shared as part of a further update from Falmouth Town Team, which is working around the clock on final preparations, as the event draws ever closer.

Other important information to remember is that residents within Events Square, Discovery Quay and Campeltown Way will be required to produce documentation to gain access to the restricted area.


Ponsharden Park and Ride will be open until June 10, and then be closed to the public from June 11 to 14.

The Dell car park, located at Falmouth Town train station, will remain open to the public, and other available car parks include Quarry car park and Gyllyngvase Beach car park.

The car park on Church Street can be accessed before 11am daily, up to and including June 9, before being closed from June 10 to 13.

Falmouth Town train station will be closed between June 10 and 14, but people can still travel to and from Falmouth Docks station and tickets for Falmouth Town will be valid. Visit for more information.

A ferry at County Wharf will provide accommodation for police staff and officers during the summit, but harbour access will not be affected.

It has been stressed that people will still be able to move around the town centre freely, without ID, and it is only residents of Events Square, Discovery Quay and Campeltown Way who with need to provide identification to gain access to the restricted area.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to use public transport where practical and to plan their journeys to allow extra time in case of delays.

Face-to-face meetings, leaflets and mailings are among the methods being used to keep in touch with residents who do not have access to online information and police are asking people to share updates with those who are unable to access information online.

Cornwall Council and police staff will be in the front reception of Falmouth Town Council, on The Moor, every day from 10am until 1pm, from June 7 until June 11, to answer any questions from residents and businesses.