Salisbury City News
The latest updates and news related to the city of Salisbury and the council.
20 June 2012
Salisbury’s green fingered residents are encouraged to enter Salisbury City Council’s annual Garden’s Competition 2012.
If you have a colourful flower bed or an overflowing vegetable plot we want to know about it! And - if you know of a local business with green fingers or a pub with a pretty garden then why not encourage them to enter too? In the past the completion has been won by some of Salisbury’s smallest gardens, past winners can be found online via our website.
“Last year’s judging was great fun”, said Polly Mason, Parks Assistant, “We saw some really enchanting gardens across the city, including pretty residential gardens tucked away in busy shopping streets, lovely sprawling gardens around care homes and even a relaxing courtyard created for staff of a busy chartered accountants office”. Polly added ‘We would love to see more of Salisbury’s pubs enter this year as well, we know that there are some green-fingered landlords who create beautiful gardens for their customers!”
The deadline for this year’s competition has been extended to Thursday 28 June and it couldn’t be easier to enter – simply download an application form from our website or ring us on 01722 342860 with all your contact details. Judging will take place during the last two weeks of July.
20 June 2012
Due to the success of last year’s event, Salisbury City Council, working with NHS Wiltshire are holding a ‘Morning Mingle’ at the Guildhall on Tuesday 26 June from 10am through until 1pm where there will be an opportunity for you to come along and try some of the activities that are available to clubs and day centres around the city; these include Wii Fitness, Chair Based Exercise, New Age Kurling and New Age Bowls.
These activities are provided by Salisbury City Council’s Active Salisbury coaches, along with partner agencies NHS Wiltshire and Wiltshire Council.
Functional MOTs will be available to try and these consist of a series of simple activities to see where you are within your functional ability age range and you will receive a personalised report to take away with you.
20 June 2012
Salisbury City Council’s annual Music in the Parks concerts held at Queen Elizabeth Gardens, kick off in style on Sunday 24 June at 2pm with jazz swing vocalist David Bradley - his unique vocals bring alive some favourite toe-tapping tunes. The concerts which run on various Sundays throughout the summer continue on the 8 July with The Panama Hat Traditional Jazz Band.
To coincide with Love Parks Week - a fortnight of events in parks nationwide- the Council has planned a special concert from The Salisbury City Band of the Royal British Legion on Sunday 22 July at 2pm. There will also be free activities for all the family and a bouncy castle.
Music in the Parks continues on 5 August with an afternoon of rock and roll from covers band, The Sneakers guaranteed to get you up and dancing. The last Music in the Parks is August 19 and is a great excuse to sing and dance along to your favourite eighties tunes with covers band - Eighties Fever.
Parks Assistant Polly Mason said, “Music in the Parks has been running successfully for a number of years and is extremely popular with residents and visitors to the City. This year’s line up offers a great variety of live music, and the concerts are a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Queen Elizabeth Gardens.”
20 June 2012
As organisers of last week’s Diamond Jubilee event, Salisbury City Council is now encouraging those who attended or took part to share their feedback on the event and their thoughts, experiences and opinions.
City Clerk for the Council, Reg Williams said, “Monday 4 June at Hudson’s Field was an incredible day and was a fabulous event with a great community spirit. As a Council we were extremely proud of this event and it has proven a great way of celebrating such a momentous occasion.”
The Council have produced a short questionnaire online at http://form.jotformpro.com/form/21583669915971 paper copies are also available from the Guildhall, Salisbury.
08 June 2012
A familiar face returned to the High Street in Salisbury last week, as Gilbert the Flower Dragon took up his annual residency. Gilbert has appeared in the City for the last thirteen years and is a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike.