27 May 2011
Salisbury City Council Park’s department is delighted to announce the award of £5,000 in support of seven community events to be held in Salisbury this summer.
‘The awards scheme was set up to encourage and support local groups in organising events for Salisbury’s parks and open spaces, so we are really pleased and proud that we’ve had seven great applications this year’ said Parks Manager, Chris Stringer. ‘It’s fantastic that we can help out by funding activities that encourage people and communities to get out and enjoy themselves,’ added Chris.
Following the application process, this year’s awards will be supporting a series of fun and vibrant locally-minded events:
• Parklife, on the 29 May in Wyndham Park and the 24 July in Bourne Hill Garden;
• Picnic in the Park in Victoria Park on 2 July, organised by St Francis’ Church;
• The Friends of Bemerton School Summer Fete, where a free climbing wall will be on offer, also on 2 July;
• Tree-climbing and art projects during Folly Week, organised by the Bemerton Heath Residents’ Association;
• An August fun day in Queen Elizabeth Gardens to raise awareness about the Salisbury Branch of Epilepsy Action;
• And lastly: a bluebell planting event on 8 October organised by the Friends of Harnham Slope.