Salisbury City News

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

Salisbury gardeners were recognised on 17 September at Salisbury City Council’s annual awards ceremony for its Allotment, Gardens and Scarecrow competitions.

The Mayor of Salisbury, Councillor Mrs Jo Broom, was delighted to present certificates to winners of all the competitions starting with the Scarecrow competition which she herself judged. The winning scarecrow was entered by Robert and Matthew Short and was praised for its inventive design that even included bird feeders for legs!


Salisbury City Council is delighted to announce that Salisbury was awarded three Silver Gilt awards at the recent South & South East in Bloom ceremony. South & South East in Bloom is the regional awards category for Britain in Bloom.

This summer Salisbury entered the Small City category in the awards for the first time. Queen Elizabeth Gardens was entered into the Park of the Year category and the Crematorium Grounds into the Cemetery of the Year category.


To celebrate this year’s Purple Flag Week from the 27 September – 5 October, Salisbury City Council, Wiltshire Council and the Salisbury Business Improvement District have organised a Foodie Friday market on Friday 3 October from 11am – 7pm.


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.


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