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Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd June 2018

Information for Residents

During the event weekend on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June a number of safety and traffic management measures will be put in place to limit vehicular access around Paignton Seafront, Preston Seafront and the surrounding residential areas. These restrictions will also ensure emergency service vehicles can still access all areas, and to ensure minimum disruption is caused to residents by visitors to the Airshow.

Residents and local businesses affected by road closures and parking suspensions will receive a letter and the relevant passes closer to the event, and restrictions will also be announced on the website here. For information on disabled access, parking, viewing are and FAQ’s please see the below.

 

View road closures and parking suspensions map: HERE

 

 

 

Disabled Access, Parking and Viewing Area Information

 

Accessibility

The Event Village for Torbay Airshow is located on Paignton Green, which is a predominately flat site with a few inclines. The event village is located on even grass with tarmac road and pavements.

Disabled access viewing spots for the air displays will be situated at the Eastern Esplanade (Harbour End)  and the Paignton Green event village  by the Redcliffe Hotel

along Eastern Esplanade, either side of Paignton Pier.

Before You Arrive

If required we recommend that you purchase a disabled car parking space in advance from this website on this link [http://torbayairshow.com/book-parking/]. Disabled car parking is located in Victoria Car Park, Garfield Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AU. The car park is just a 5 minute walk from the Event Village along pavements and roadways.

If you have any enquiries or questions about your visit you can contact us by emailing [email protected] or via our social media channels @TorbayAirshow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Getting To The Airshow

By Bus

There will be an additional capacity on the bus services in and out of Paignton across the event weekend. Details of the local bus services operators can be accessed via www.torbay.gov.uk/roads/travel/bus

 

By Train

The closest stop to the Airshow Village is Paignton which is served by Cross Country Trains, GWR and Dartmouth Steam Railway and is just a six minute walk away from the Event Village.

Cross Country and GWR will be providing extra capacity over the weekend, whilst the steam railway will run their usual timetable to and from Kingswear. Details of all the local train operators can be accessed via www.torbay.gov.uk/roads/travel/rail

 

By Car

Entry to the Torbay Airshow is free but to guarantee a parking space please pre book your car parking online ahead of the event. Car parking can be booked through the website www.torbayairshow.com for £10 per vehicle and is located at Victoria Car Park on Garfield Road, Paignton, just 5 minutes from the main event site on Paignton Green, along pavements and roadways.

Drop Off

If you need to be dropped off closer to the Event Village, we recommend you pre-book a car parking space in Victoria Car Park to access road closures via Whitstone Road. Drive to the end of Sands Road where you can be dropped off at the mini roundabout.

The disabled viewing area will them be immediately in front of you on Eastern Esplanade.

On Arrival

Designated Disabled Parking is located on the lower levels of Victoria Car Park, Garfield Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AU.  A lift is available should you need to park on levels 1 or above.

The Airshow takes place on Paignton Green which is a 5 minute walk from Victoria Car Park along pavements and roadways.

Accessible Viewing Area

Disabled access viewing spots for the air displays will be situated at the Eastern Esplanade and the Paignton Green event village – by the Redcliffe Hotel

Accessible Toilets

Will be available throughout the event site and located within close proximity of the Disabled Viewing areas.

Frequently Asked Questions Airshow Road Closures and Parking

 

 

Q         Why are the roads closed?

A         The main routes around the display site are closed for the safety of the event and access by emergency services. Residential roads are closed to prevent residents being inconvenienced and inundated by day visitors, many of whom are likely to park inconsiderately.

Q         How will I get to my property when the road is closed?

A         Holders of Resident Passes will be allowed through road closures to gain access to properties, expect where the Airshow event prevents access. No vehicular access to Torbay Road, Esplanade Road, Eastern Esplanade, and Preston Promenade will be available.

Q         How will deliveries be affected?

A         Deliveries must be made before 11.00am and after 7.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Q         You have supplied us with two Resident Passes for our property but four people live here all with cars, how do we get more passes?

A         If you require more passes, these can be requested using the contact form on the Airshow website.

Q         I have family visiting for the weekend and I need more than 2 Resident passes?

A         If you require more passes, these can be requested using the contact form on the Airshow website.

Q         Is my blue badge valid in this area?  

A         No a blue badge holder must display the Resident Pass alongside their blue badge.

Where parking restrictions are clearly displayed blue badge holders must comply with the notice.

Q         I have meals delivered each day – will I still receive these?

A         We recommend that you contact your supplier to make them aware of the air show and possible disruption. However, Marshals will allow these services through the closures if they explain their purpose for gaining access

Q         I have a carer visit me at home and they need access – how will this work?

A         We recommend that you inform your care provider to make them aware of the air show and possible disruption. We suggest that you pass on your Resident Pass to your care provider ahead of the air show. If you are unable to do so then your carer will need to explain their purpose to the road closure marshals.

Q         Do the parking restrictions remain the same as normal inside road closures?

A         Yes, except where parking has been specifically suspended inside the road closures. Please read displayed notices for further details.

Q         Can I cycle on the closed roads?

A         Yes you may cycle on closed roads; there will be adequate cycle parking on Preston Green close to the display site.

Q         What parking will be available to people living and working on affected roads?

A         Parking will be available, except where there is a parking suspension in place. Please see website for further details and check notices displayed on site.

Q         I’m a beach hut owner, how can I access my beach hut?

A         There are no vehicular access arrangements for beach hut owners during the event. If vehicular access is required, access can still be gained outside of the road closure times. Vehicles must be removed during the times of road closures.

 

Q         How do I get access to Steartfield Road, Warefield Road, Leighon Road or Norman Road?

A         Lower Polsham Road will be closed with residents access. The one-way system along the eastern part of Lower Polsham Road between Kings Avenue and Esplanade Road will be suspended during the road closures. To gain access onto Steartfield Road, residents will have to use Lower Polsham Road and the access road to the rear of Bonair Road and other guest houses.

Q         How do I get access to Torbay Road?

A         There will be no vehicular access to Torbay Road. Access to nearby side roads can be obtained via Sands Road and Queens Road. Queens Road one-way system will be suspended during the Airshow to allow two-way travel. As long as parking is not suspended, you may park in a nearby street within the closure and display your issued permit.

            Parking on Queens Road and Garfield Road will be suspended to allow for the operation of two way traffic.

Q         How do I get access to Esplanade Road or Eastern Esplanade?

A         There is no vehicular access to these roads. As long as parking is not suspended, you may park in a nearby street within the closure and display your issued permit.

Q         I am a guest at a hotel on the seafront during the air show period, how do I gain access?

A         There is free access outside of the road closure times which are 11.00am to 7.00pm. Should you need access during these times please contact your hotel or guest house.