During the event weekend on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th 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 have received a letter and the relevant passes. Road closures will be in place from 10am to 7pm on Saturday 4th June and 10am to 7pm on Sunday 5th June. The roads affected will be clearly advertised as road closures however residents and business owners will have access to these areas throughout the duration of the event, with the exception of Preston Sands Promenade, Eastern Esplanade, Esplanade Road,  Torbay Road B3201 and Station Lane, which will be accessible for emergency vehicles only.

There will be a number of specific on-street parking suspensions on Garfield Road, Torbay Road and Queens Road which will be advertised and enforced within these road closures, please ensure you check any on-street notices.

In addition, the one-way systems in operation on Lower Polsham Road (between Kings Avenue and Esplanade Road), Adelphi Road, Beach Road, Garfield Road, Kernou Road and Queens Road will be suspended so two-way traffic will be allowed during the road closure period.

Residents – Please  contact Torbay Council via the web form below:

Resident Contact Form

Frequently asked Questions


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 10.00am and after 7.00pm on Saturday and before 10.00am on 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 10.00am to 7.00pm on Saturday and 10.00am to 7.00pm on Sunday. Should you need access during these times please contact your hotel or guest house.