Salisbury City News

The latest updates and news related to the city of Salisbury and the council.

Purple flag week runs from 27 September until the 5 October and to celebrate Salisbury City Council, Wiltshire Council and the Salisbury Business Improvement District have organised a host of markets.

The Purple Flag is an accreditation process similar to Green Flag Award for parks and Blue Flag for beaches. Purple Flag status is awarded to town centres that meet or surpass the standards of excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy with a positive initiative that indicates an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out. Salisbury was first awarded Purple Flag in 2012 and again in 2013.


Following the huge success of our first two Teenage Markets, Salisbury City Council & The Unit are now planning their third market to take place on Sunday 26 October from 11am – 3pm in the Market Place, Salisbury.

The Teenage Market has become hugely popular and offers a unique opportunity by providing a FREE platform for young people under the age of 30 to be entrepreneurial, try out new business ideas and sell creative products. Items sold include anything from home baked delicious treats, intricately designed T-shirts, hand crafted ceramics, leather jackets and exquisite jewellery to beautifully illustrated cards and lots more.


Last week Sid Lewis celebrated sixty years of trading at Salisbury Charter Market. Sid established his business in 1954 selling towels and bedding, and still sells the same today. For two decades he made the journey from London to Salisbury, leaving at 2am to make sure he got to the popular market in time. In the early 1970s he moved to Bournemouth and gradually took on running markets as well as being a market trader.


Voluntary and community organisations are invited to attend the Big Community Day on Wednesday 17 September at The Guildhall in Salisbury’s Market Place.

Organised by Wessex Community Action, Salisbury City Council, Salisbury Arts Centre and St. Thomas’s Church, the event is FREE to attend and runs from 10am until 4pm.

Throughout the day you can also sign up for one of the bite size sessions which will offer valuable advice and guidance for your organisation. There will also be an update from Steve Milton of Wiltshire Council on the development of a Local Youth Network. 


Work is now underway on the restoration of the reed bed to the north of the Avon Valley Nature Reserve; the next part of the overall conservation and enhancement project that saw the boardwalk replaced and improved over the summer.

As with the boardwalk, the work has been jointly organised and funded by Salisbury City Council, the Environment Agency, Natural England and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.


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