[ssf] RE: Locations and schedule - G8 in sheffield
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
> Please will you pass on the information in this briefing to any
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