24th March 2018 by

Posted in News, Pembrokeshire, Summer

Tenby’s 2018 Town Pedestrianisation Looks Set to…

Ban on vehicles in the main town to cover Long Course Weekend and Ironman Wales events

From the Tenby Observer:
Tenby’s walled town pedestrianisation scheme looks set to be extended this summer due to a change of dates for two sporting events held in the town.
At a meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council’s cabinet on Monday, members gave their backing for the scheme, to be operated on an ‘experimental order’ for this summer, with the operating period to run from Monday, July 2, to Friday, September 14, with a daily 5.30 pm finish.
It will be the 13th year of the scheme that prohibits unauthorised vehicles from entering the town’s walls between 11 am and 5.30 pm.

The town pedestrianisation scheme is a popular one with visitors as it allows a vibrant ‘cafe culture’ feel to be embraced in the town with many of the pubs and restaurants within the exclusion zone opting an alfresco-style seating and dining experience, and one sunny summer days, it allows guests and visitors to sit outside and enjoy lunch or drinks in the sunshine. Usually, the vehicle ban doesn’t come into force until after Long Course Weekend, and ends just before Ironman Wales weekend, with both events being given special event road closures by the County Council. This year, with the widening of the scheme, which is also council run will look to incorporate general road closure efforts to support both events.
We’ll keep you posted if these proposals are pushed through, but currently, this looks likely to be the dates for 2018.