About Your Council

Salisbury City Council was established in April 2009 following local government reorganisation and is based at The Guildhall in Salisbury’s historic Market Place.

The Council has 23 elected Councillors that are democratically elected every four years. The Councillors represent 8 wards within the City as follows:

St. Martin & Cathedral - 3 Councillors
St. Edmund & Milford - 3 Councillors
St. Marks & Bishopdown - 2 Councillors
St. Pauls - 3 Councillors
Fisherton & Bemerton Village - 3 Councillors
St.Francis & Stratford - 3 Councillors
Harnham - 3 Councillors

The Council makes decisions and this is achieved through standing Committees these are:

Full Council
Policy & Resources
Services
Planning & Transportation
HR Sub Committee

The Council is chaired by the Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Salisbury. The Mayor is elected yearly from the current Councillors in an order of precedence depending on the number of years as an elected Salisbury City Councillor.

The Council is funded by the City residents through a precept which is collected as part of the annual Council Tax. Others funds are generated through various services.

Supporting the Councillors are 60 members of staff, led by the City Clerk and supported by a Deputy City Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer.

Please view the Council's plans here