Further to all the new restrictions that have come into place regarding track & trace, rule of 6, 10pm closing etc it was felt that we should reach out to you all. We have attended numerous meetings with representatives from the Town Council and Cornwall Council and as many of you know it has been decided that the Firework display on New Year’s Eve will not go ahead. We would assume that all restaurants will be taking bookings only. A suggestion has been made that Pubs consider ticket only entrance which would have been purchased in advance. This will allow for the safe use of track and trace and rule of 6. There will be no normal St Ives New Year celebration in the town this year, it will be like any other night.
We ask that accommodation providers make their guests aware of this prior to arrival so that they may purchase tickets in advance or indeed make plans to celebrate in their accommodation. All venues know how many they can accommodate so should be able to plan well. Crowding on the streets will not be encouraged as this will be against government guidance and this would also apply to the beaches. The roads will be open to traffic as normal.
Please can any restaurant or bar that is planning to open, get in touch and let us know whether you will be running as a ticketed venue. We could then pass on this information to all accommodation providers to share with their guests.
It is with sincerest hope that this time next year we will be planning the best ever New Year party that St Ives has ever seen!