Fury as Brit holidaymakers to be blocked from popular Cornwall towns including St Ives during G7 summit

BRITS hoping for a holiday in Cornwall in June will find themselves blocked from certain areas due to the G7 summit.

The global meeting, with leaders from the biggest world economies, will be taking place near St Ives from June 11 to June 13.

New travel restrictions forming a "ring of steel" have been announced by police which will run from June 10 to June 13.

There are a number of "no-go" zones across St Ives and Carbis, with road closures and vehicle checkpoints, even for locals.

Even people walking by foot will be subject to ID checks in the area during the four days, with residents expected to need at least two forms of ID, according to local media.

Carbis Bay town is entirely off limits for everyone during the summit, which includes Carbis Bay beach, while train services are also likely to be disrupted with rail replacement services instead.

The South West Coast Path which runs through Carbis Bay Hotel will be closed from June 1 until June 17.

However, the plans have been slammed for causing huge disruption which will affect both tourists and locals.

One person wrote on Facebook: "This whole thing is just a massive pain in the ass."

Another person said it was "not good for a small businesses" due to no passing trade, after a year of lockdowns and restrictions.

One woman agreed, saying: "I'm fed up now and it's not even started yet".

A local man wrote on Twitter: "The G7 is already disrupting life here in St Ives/Carbis Bay.

"Fields full of stuff for the summit, fences all around, even little footpaths with warning signs on. I honestly hope that it will be an absolute f****** disaster."

Another person called it "utter madness" to hold in the small town.

Superintendent Jo Hall of Devon and Cornwall Police said: “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.”

This year will see leaders from Australia, India and South Korea join those from G7 countries Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US and UK. 

Locals have previously slammed the out of touch summit being in Carbis, with nearby towns seeing food bank use soar by 200 per cent and employment rates are half the nation's average at 34 per cent.

Over at the Carbis Bay Hotel, where standard rooms cost up to £1,500 a night and villas are £4,000, a beach club is being constructed along with rows of five-star accommodation for G7 delegates.

Holidays to Cornwall are expected to boom this year, with some Brits even put on waiting lists for holidays this summer.

Many hotels and campsites are already full due to demand.

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