February 24, 2024

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Important arrangements for accessible viewing and parking for the Armed Forces Day national event on Saturday, 24 June in Falmouth

Residents should be aware of the following arrangements for accessible viewing and parking at the Armed Forces Day National Event in Falmouth on 24 June 2023.

A dedicated accessible viewing area has been provided to view the parade. It is in Bar Road opposite Grove Place Car Park. The area caters for persons with mobility issues and will include wheelchair and motorised scooter users and people accompanied by guide/service dogs. Some seating will be provided. This area will not be on a pre-booked basis and will be dynamically managed to accommodate demand.

There will be accessible toilets throughout the town, and temporary toilet facilities with accessible provision will be at:

  • Events Square
  • Grove Place (Military Village)
  • The Moor
  • Church St Car Park
  • Gyllyngvase Car Park
  • Cliff Road
  • Pendennis Castle
  • Medical Treatment Centres (Gylly Beach and The Moor)

People will mobility issues should be aware that the pavements of Falmouth are old and, in some areas, cobbled, which may present challenges. We will ensure that all venue thoroughfares are kept clear.

Stewards will be on hand to assist anyone needing help. They will all be wearing hi-vis jackets. If you know you will need specific assistance, please contact us via AFDinfo@cornwall.gov.uk in advance of the event and will do our best to help.

Blue Badge parking must be pre-booked for Saturday.

Due to the temporary road closures affecting the existing disabled parking options in Falmouth, additional parking for Blue Badge holders has been arranged.

Suitable parking provision has been set up at either end of the parade route and for the air displays.

Please note this important advice:

  • If you can do so, please use the Park and Ride service at Tremough on Saturday.
  • Parking in the locations below needs to be booked in advance using the links shown, and there are limited spaces.
  • You may not be parking in a designated disabled bay.
  • At your parking location please display your Blue Badge on your dashboard.

There will be four disabled car parking options, for the parade and air display, all of which must be pre-booked at the link shown:

There will be restrictions on vehicle movement and times when you cannot access the additional parking provision. During the parade, if you are parking at The Moor or Kimberley Park Road you will need to be parked by 10:00 and will not be able to move your vehicle until 13:00.

From 13.00 onwards you will be able to access existing disabled parking in Killigrew St and Webber St.