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'Fantastic Friday' traffic management and parking arrangements

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Wednesday 12 July 2023

To facilitate the half-marathon, cycling criterium, triathlon relay, men's football final and closing ceremony on 'Fantastic Friday', there will be various traffic management measures and parking suspensions in place.

People are encouraged to walk, cycle or make use of the free buses, with the bus terminus being relocated to North Beach car park on Friday 14th July until 8.35pm (the departure time of the last daytime service). The night buses will depart from the normal terminus at South Esplanade.

In town, additional bicycle spaces will be available on the South Esplanade under the trees adjacent to the normal bus terminus. Bicycle spaces continue to be in place on North Beach next to the existing cycle parking and near the petanque area. At Footes Lane, there will be additional space for cycles provided in the gravel car park near to the athletics track.

Those who are cycling will need to dismount and push their cycles to the various cycle parking areas once they reach the closed sections of road. 

The Park and Stride/Ride at the top of Le Val de Terres is also available. Find out more at

Half-marathon, cycling criterium and triathlon relay

St Peter Port seafront will be closed from the Weighbridge roundabout to Le Val des Terres from 5am-8pm. Church Hill and Fountain Street will also be closed from 5am.

Once the half-marathon has finished and barriers removed, which is expected to be at around midday, La Vallette and the section of the South Esplanade between Le Val des Terres and Havelet slipway will be opened. At that time, Les Echelons will be one-way as normal, and the South Esplanade will be made one-way from the Havelet slipway towards Le Val des Terres (up to the entrance to Les Echelons).

For those needing to make business deliveries there will be access to Le Truchot, Lower Pollet and La Plaiderie all day. The Lower Pollet will be made two-way, enabling those who are driving to enter and exit via Le Truchot.

All parking will be suspended from 11.59pm on Thursday 13th July to 8pm on Friday 14th July at the following locations:

Parking will be suspended from 11.59pm on Thursday 13th July until approximately midday at the following locations:

Parking on Le Bordage opposite Ideal Furnishings will be reserved for blue badge parking on Friday 14th July from 5am-8pm.

There will be signs at the locations where parking is suspended. Any vehicles left in suspended parking areas will need to be removed at the owner's expense.

Men's football final and closing ceremony

For the men's football final, please note that Footes Lane will be closed on Friday 14th July from 1pm until midnight. Access will be provided from Les Varendes end to the Grammar School (for students to be collected at school finish time) and as far as the athletics track for taxis/coaches and permit holders. Footes Lane car parks will be closed all day, except to permit holders. During the afternoon and evening, an area of the sliproad that runs parallel with Footes Lane between the athletics track and the residential properties, has been set aside for a taxi rank.

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