The summer Tenby Pedestrianisation scheme will begin next Monday 6th July and will operate daily between 11am and 5.30pm until Friday 11th September.
The scheme will again see the town divided into three zones with each zone allowing different levels of vehicle access.
Residents are reminded that should they wish to apply for an access permit then this must be done online as soon as possible at: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/tenby-pedestrianisation
Permit holders are reminded that failure to display a permit when the scheme starts may result in the journey being delayed whilst details are checked, or, in some instances, could result in access being declined.
Harbour users in possession of a ‘Gold’ permit and residents holding a ‘Silver’ permit for any of the permit parking schemes found in the walled town do not need to apply for an access permit as these are sufficient for that purpose.
The scheme is of particular importance this year in terms of supporting businesses and tourism to the area whilst at the same time ensuring that the risk to the public, residents, and businesses alike, is managed appropriately.
Temporary signage will be provided throughout the town regarding Covid-19 guidance relating to staying safe and maintaining social distancing and retail businesses will be able to take advantage of a traffic free environment for the purpose of customer queuing, where appropriate.
In terms of ‘Café Culture’ under normal circumstances this would be permitted as part of Tenby Pedestrianisation.
However, current Covid-19 guidance and regulations do not permit for Café Culture at this present time.
Anyone that normally applies, or wishes to apply for Café Culture, should email the Authority’s streetcare section to register their interest in Café Culture for this year by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This will provide an opportunity to discuss the application and how they propose to set up Café Culture outside their premises, in line with Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions in force at that time.
It should be noted that consent will not be granted until such time as current regulations are amended to permit Café Culture.
The Park and Ride service will again operate from the Salterns car park stopping at the Green car park and South Parade.
Social distancing restrictions will mean that the capacity of the buses will be reduced and passengers will therefore be encouraged to give priority to disabled and elderly persons in the first instance.
The Park and Ride service will start on Saturday 25th July and run every 20 minutes between 10am to 6pm and finishing on 31st August, although this may be extended should demand require.
The Authority has been working hard to set up this year’s scheme as Covid-19 restrictions have added additional challenges.
We look forward to working with everyone to ensure the scheme runs as successfully as in previous years.