[ssf] RE: Locations and schedule - G8 in sheffield

Bob Banks bob.banks at tribaltechnology.co.uk
Tue May 24 11:01:57 BST 2005

> Road closures - G8 Justice & Home Affairs meeting
> As you may already know, Sheffield is hosting the UK Presidency G8 
> Justice & Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting from 15-17th June.
> Consequently, the Council and South Yorkshire Police have agreed some 
> road closures to accommodate security needs for the meeting.  These 
> closures will mean no access for vehicles.  These are:
> 1) Roads around the Marriott Hotel, the main venue for the meeting, 
> will be closed from Monday 13th June, specifically Kenwood Road.
> 2) The Winter Garden and Millennium Galleries will host a formal 
> welcome reception on the evening of Wednesday 15th June.  Several 
> roads around the venue will be closed; Surrey Street from its junction

> with Norfolk Street down to Arundel Gate will close from 12 noon 
> (pedestrian access will also be limited), Norfolk Street will close 
> from 4.00pm (this will not affect the rear entrance to the Town Hall, 
> but you may want to use the front entrance instead), and Arundel Gate 
> from 6.00pm.  Central Library will close at 4.00pm, and access to the 
> library will be just from the Children's Library entrance on Arundel 
> Gate from 12 noon.  The Graves Art Gallery will close earlier than 
> normal.  The Winter Garden and Millennium Galleries will be closed all

> day on the 15th June.
> 3) The Cutlers' Hall will host a Gala Dinner on the evening of 
> Thursday 16th June.  Again several roads around the venue will close 
> from 6.00pm onwards including Church Street, High Street, Fargate, 
> York Street and several side roads.  Supertram will terminate at 
> Castle Square and Hanover Way for both inward and outbound journeys 
> from 6.00pm on the 16th.
> Other than these limited local restrictions on the particular dates 
> the remainder of the City Centre will operate as normal.  Council 
> services provided from the Town Hall, Howden House, Derwent House, 
> Redvers House and other central locations should be unaffected and 
> will operate in the usual way.
> If you work or have meetings in the city centre on these days, you may

> want to plan your journey home from work on the 15th and 16th June so 
> that you set off before 6.00pm, before most of the road closures 
> become effective.
> I am sure you will agree that for an event of this type and scale the 
> level of disruption to the city is relatively minimal and certainly 
> manageable.  The event presents another wonderful chance for us to 
> showcase Sheffield nationally and internationally, with around 150 of 
> the world's media and over 200 delegates and officials from the G8 
> countries in the city for three days. This meeting will bring both 
> economic benefit to the city and a boost to Sheffield's profile.
> If you have any queries about these arrangements or the event itself 
> please contact Mick Crofts at  michael.crofts at sheffield.gov.uk or 27 
> 34022, or Natasha Wagstaff at natasha.wagstaff at sheffield.gov.uk or 20 
> 39079.
> Please will you pass on the information in this briefing to any 
> colleagues who don't have access to this email.

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