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This September over 60 world leaders will be coming to Wales to attend the NATO Summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport. A series of associated events will also take place in Cardiff. This is a great opportunity for Wales with the focus of the world’s media on our country.
Celtic Manor Resort; Venue for the NATO summit

Celtic Manor Resort; Venue for the NATO summit

In preparation for the Summit, Gwent and South Wales Police are planning ahead to ensure the event is safe and that any potential disruption to you is minimised.

This will be one of the largest security operations ever undertaken in the UK with extra officers and staff from all over the country arriving in the area to help us police the event.

So how could this affect you…

Normal policing will be maintained and our Neighbourhood Officers will continue their daily duties, patrolling the area protecting and reassuring our communities. You can expect to see more police officers and activity in your area providing security around the time of the Summit.

Security around the Summit will rely on the safe transportation and accommodation of our guests. This will inevitably impact upon traffic and pedestrian flow around the areas being used for the Summit. It is anticipated that any impact will be potentially focused around the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, the City Centre of Cardiff and the roads in between, particularly the M4.

We anticipate significant and unavoidable congestion at certain times on Thursday September 4th and Friday September 5th and the use of public transport is advisable, especially for local journeys around Newport during this time. Rest assured we are working with our partners on plans to minimise this disruption but at some specific times over the two days of the Summit it is likely to be significant.  Nearer the time updated information will be available at

NATO Summits have previously provided a focus for protestors and the Police Service respects the right for peaceful protest.

We will be working hard to ensure any disruption to local services and impact on local communities and businesses will be minimised. All emergency services will continue to operate throughout the Summit. If you have any concerns, talk to your local Officer or call 101 for non-emergencies. In the event of an emergency, always call 999.

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