How the NATO summit will affect Barry and the Vale - Traffic restrictions, council services, schools and ambulance service information

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THE Vale of Glamorgan Council will be implementing temporary traffic restrictions during the NATO summit in Newport between Tuesday, September 2 and Friday, September 5.

To ensure the free flow of traffic and to manage any inappropriate parking close to Cardiff Airport a temporary legal order will be in place on those days.

The order will prohibit waiting on Rhoose Road between the roundabout with Porthkerry Road and the road’s end.

The road will remain open but a temporary legal order will be in place to enable the police to close the road if required. Waiting will also be prohibited on the unnamed roads that lead from Porthkerry Road to Porthkerry village.

Residents on the roads affected will be receiving letters from the council giving them further details of the restrictions.

Operational Manager for Highways and Engineering, Michael Clogg, said: “Access and parking for residents and businesses along Rhoose Road will be maintained at all times and every effort will be made to minimise any disruption.

"Temporary parking permits will be issued to all residents and businesses who are registered keepers of vehicles along Rhoose Road before September 2.”

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be providing a private parking area at the Porthkerry Caravan site for any aviation enthusiasts who will be coming to Cardiff Airport during the NATO Summit.

A number of footpaths in Penmark will also be closed between Wednesday, September 3 and Friday, September 5: Footpath numbers 9, 9A, 10, 15, 20 along with the restricted byway known as Penmark no 18.

The Vale Council has said it is not expecting any significant disruption to its services during the NATO summit although the majority of schools in the area will be operating staggered school hours to minimise disruption to pupils.

The Ambulance Service is planning to operate as normal during the NATO summit - utilising additional specialist teams to work alongside its operational crews.

It said road closures would not affect its services as, as an emergency service, it would have access to 999 calls from the public where and when necessary.

The service said it had been involved fully with partner agencies in planning for the international conference.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The day to day service of responding to emergency calls and transporting patients to and from their appointments will continue as normal in the week prior to the summit, and during the period of the summit itself."

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