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« on: January 16, 2021, 11:10:22 am »

Blooming heck the County will be in all sorts of states in June. St Ives / Carbis Bay to host G7 summit of World Leaders in June.

(and yes I am pinching myself)

https://twitter.com/CornwallLive/status/1350401159513559040
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2021, 12:10:14 pm »

Social event? Yeah right...whdn has a G7 event ever had a social event surround it?

The area will be on complete lockdown and a security bubble with only accredited personnel allowed within. Residents will be acceedited to their properties, yes, but others won?t get within 25 miles frankly.

There?s also the protest element that they?ll want to keep out too. At least its being held before school holidays, so accomodation providers won?t be complaining they?ll only be selling to the press that week.

As for a social occasion, I think not
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2021, 01:43:34 pm »

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2021, 01:54:47 pm »

looks like a media blackout on this as all media references now bring up a 404
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2021, 04:48:46 pm »

Maybe thats why the track has been replaced on the St Ives branch. They are expecting Joe Biden to want to go for a train ride.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2021, 05:54:41 pm »

Maybe thats why the track has been replaced on the St Ives branch. They are expecting Joe Biden to want to go for a train ride.

That's the pic we want!
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2021, 06:00:44 pm »

Can the runway at Newquay Airport cope with Air Force One?
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2021, 06:06:37 pm »

Can the runway at Newquay Airport cope with Air Force One?

Land's End Airport (LEQ» (Land's End Airport - about)) is closer and now has asphalted runways

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Up to 2014, all of the airport's runways were grass. During the winters of 2012/13 and 2013/14 the airport closed for long periods when the runways became waterlogged, and flights were temporarily moved from Land's End to Newquay. In May 2013, ISSC and the Council of the Isles of Scilly submitted a bid for finance from the European Regional Development Fund for runway resurfacing at Land's End, together with various improvements at St Mary's. In May 2014, the European Commission gave its approval. The cost of the planned asphalting at Land's End was stated to be GBP-2.6M, for which the European fund's contribution was GBP-1.3M. The airport closed on 4 July 2014 for the asphalting of two runways, with Skybus flights diverted to Newquay, and it reopened on 29 July.
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2021, 06:31:28 pm »

Can the runway at Newquay Airport cope with Air Force One?

I think the answer is yes - so long as it's not got too much fuel on board (so no flying direct back home). After all, it's still the old RAF (Royal Air Force) St. Mawgan runway. But for Land's End, a negative fuel load would be needed - or else "Air Force One" would be something much smaller relabelled for the occasion.
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2021, 08:01:56 pm »

Cornwall Live lead text ....

Cornwall has been chosen to host the international G7 leaders? summit in June in what is likely to be a landmark first meeting between world leaders since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

It comes after speculation grew in recent days and was then confirmed by the government earlier today before being formally announced tonight.

Organisations across Cornwall have welcomed the news, pledging an event that will leave a lasting social and economic legacy to benefit all of the county's residents.

The major three-day international event will see leaders from the UK (United Kingdom), Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, as well as invited leaders from Australia, India, and South Korea attend. It could also be Joe Biden's first trip to the UK as President of the US.

The event will host world leaders at Carbis Bay, with neighbouring St Ives and other sites in Cornwall, such as Falmouth, hosting international delegates and media ? with organisers determined to make this an event for all residents in Cornwall to experience and share.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken of the upcoming event, describing it as "a crucial summit".

It will be the 46th meeting of the G7 leaders. The 2020 event, set to take place in the United States, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr Johnson said: ?As the most prominent grouping of democratic countries, the G7 has long been the catalyst for decisive international action to tackle the greatest challenges we face. From cancelling developing world debt to our universal condemnation of Russia?s annexation of Crimea, the world has looked to the G7 to apply our shared values and diplomatic might to create a more open and prosperous planet.

?Coronavirus is doubtless the most destructive force we have seen for generations and the greatest test of the modern world order we have experienced. It is only right that we approach the challenge of building back better by uniting with a spirit of openness to create a better future.

?Cornwall is the perfect location for such a crucial summit. Two hundred years ago Cornwall?s tin and copper mines were at the heart of the UK?s industrial revolution and this summer Cornwall will again be the nucleus of great global change and advancement. I?m very much looking forward to welcoming world leaders to this great region and country.?

Julian German, leader of Cornwall Council, said: ?This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the best of Cornwall and the UK on the world stage, and to build our strength and prosperity at home.

?For those reasons we are determined that this event delivers a lasting legacy for our residents, inspires our young people and shows how we can play our part in bringing the world together after the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic ? and bringing together all parts of the UK together, leaving no-one and nowhere behind.

?We want a lasting legacy that maximises inward investment, translating our moment on the global stage into trade. A legacy that helps Cornwall bounce forward and make its full contribution to the country?s ambitions in areas like space and satellite, floating offshore wind and other sources of clean energy, and globally significant geo-resources including lithium to power our future.?

Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer QPM, of Devon & Cornwall Police, added: ?I am delighted that Cornwall will be hosting this landmark event for the United Kingdom in an area that is not only one of the safest in the country, but also combines breath-taking scenery and innovative businesses with exceptional local hospitality.

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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2021, 08:53:06 pm »

Perhaps a special charter train could be provided from London to convey some of those attending ?
Greener than flying, despite being diesel powered.
Connecting with Eurostar services perhap ?
Possibly another charter from the North/Scotland, that one could be electric part of the way, which ticks a green box.

Most world leaders expect to fly pretty much everywhere, but some at least could try the train.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2021, 09:06:17 pm »

Can the runway at Newquay Airport cope with Air Force One?

I think the answer is yes - so long as it's not got too much fuel on board (so no flying direct back home). After all, it's still the old RAF (Royal Air Force) St. Mawgan runway. But for Land's End, a negative fuel load would be needed - or else "Air Force One" would be something much smaller relabelled for the occasion.

Air Force 0.1? 🙂
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2021, 09:07:18 pm »

Most world leaders expect to fly pretty much everywhere, but some at least could try the train.

I expect Boris will cycle there straight from Downing Street.   Wink

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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2021, 09:18:22 pm »

To avoid Covid issues, I'd expect they'll all fly into Newquay Airport or RNAS Culdrose and fly out from them both at the end. I'd expect Biden's entourage to use Newquay and he'll probably helicopter down the coast to land very close to the Tregenna Castle if not in the grounds. I'd expect the recreational trip to be to St Michaels Mount or Lands End which will be easy to secure. I'd expect the Branchline to be out of Public Service for the event and a day or so beforehand. You can't really keep that open with it's proximity to the Carbis Bay Resort location. St Ives and Carbis Bay will almost certainly be residents and delegates only for the duration.


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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2021, 09:50:50 pm »

To avoid Covid issues, I'd expect they'll all fly into Newquay Airport or RNAS Culdrose and fly out from them both at the end. I'd expect Biden's entourage to use Newquay and he'll probably helicopter down the coast to land very close to the Tregenna Castle if not in the grounds. I'd expect the recreational trip to be to St Michaels Mount or Lands End which will be easy to secure. I'd expect the Branchline to be out of Public Service for the event and a day or so beforehand. You can't really keep that open with it's proximity to the Carbis Bay Resort location. St Ives and Carbis Bay will almost certainly be residents and delegates only for the duration.


I have to say I think you are wrong about the branch line needing to be closed but we'll see. 
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