Sunday, 20 Jun 2021

St Ives G7 restrictions: Every road closure, bus diversion, and pedestrian rules

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Countries attending are Canada; France; Germany; Italy; Japan; the UK and the US – making it Joe Biden’s first face-to-face meeting with some of his fellow leaders. This year, the UK is hosting the event and Boris Johnson has chosen the beautiful Cornwall as the destination.

While the event is a first for the area of, the summit is expected to bring significant disruption to surrounding areas due to high levels of security needed.

The event is expected to cause disruptions to traffic in the St Ives and Carbis Bay areas.

The Cornwall.Gov website reads: “We are proud that Cornwall has been chosen to host the G7 Summit, which takes place from Friday, June 11 to Sunday, June 13, 2021.

“This is a major event with numerous security considerations therefore there will be unavoidable disruptions for people who live close to the four venues which are hosting the event.”


According to Cornwall.Gov.UK, the following changes will be made to normal traffic:

In the St Ives and Carbis Bay area the A3074 (St Ives Road) will be closed to all traffic from 7pm on Wednesday June 9 until 11.59pm on Sunday, June 13.

There will be overnight closures on the A3074 near Tregenna Castle from 7pm on Monday, June 7 to 7am on Tuesday, June 8, and from 7pm on Tuesday, June 8 to 7am on Wednesday, June 9.


Between Thursday, June 10 and Sunday, June 13, local buses will not be running along the St Ives Road (A3074), when the road closure is in place.

The website explains that sus services will be available from the St Erth Interchange and St Ives.

Services could be disrupted, so it advises to check the relevant bus operator for updates prior to travelling.

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Airspace surrounding St Ives will be closed from Monday, June 7 to Sunday, June 13.

The airspace across the region of Cornwall will be closed from Thursday, June 10, to Sunday, June 13.

This doesn’t just apply to aircraft – it also includes the flying of drones.

Pedestrians and bikes

Pedestrian access will be unrestricted on the majority of the roads giving free access to the area.

Pedestrian access will, however, be restricted in the immediate vicinity of Carbis Bay Hotel and Tregenna Castle Hotel and only residents will be allowed access subject to security checks.

Local authorities are urging those who live in the area to carry identification with them at all times to avoid delays.

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