#Clean Up Salisbury 2018

As part of the Great British Spring Clean several litter picking events took place across Salisbury on the 23rd, 24th and 25th March 2018. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part and did their bit to keep Britain tidy!

Groups involved where:

Keep Bemerton Tidy (Gainsborough Close, Bemerton Health) 
St Martin's School 
The grounds of Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre 
The open space behind Studio Theatre and Ashley Road 
St Francis and Stratford Ward, meeting at Victoria Park 
Various locations in Harnham, meeting at Harnham Social Club at 10.00am
The Friary, meeting at the Community Centre at 10.00am
Various locations in Lower Bemerton, meeting at the car park opposite St John's Place at 2.00pm

Below are a few pictures of some of the great litter picking events!

Lower Bemerton

Lower Bemerton


Stratford Sub Castle

In Wiltshire more than 4,000 volunteers have taken part in Clean for the Queen and Great British Spring Clean. Over 200 litter picks have taken place and 31 tonnes of litter have been collected.


What is the major cause of litter in Wiltshire?

“Food-on-the-go” packaging is by far the major cause of litter, this includes:
Cardboard cups
Drink bottles
Sandwich packets
Crisp packets
Fast food packaging

Much of this is thrown from cars or dropped around town centres and secondary schools!

Are those people on Facebook or other sites who remove waste licensed?

All waste removal companies should be asked to provide proof that they have a valid waste carriers licence through the Environment Agency Public Register before collecting your waste. We also recommend taking details of the vehicle registration and making a note of the location to which the waste disposal company is taking your rubbish. It is worth noting that if someone removes your waste for a fee they cannot use the household recycling centres as it is against the law.

If you think this is happening report it immediately here http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/mywiltshire-online-reporting

What about large household waste, like my old fridge…how do I get rid of that if I don’t drive?

Wiltshire Council offer a large item collection for a small fee and there are a number of local charities who also collect unwanted items, full details can be found here:


I am not sure what I can or cannot put in my bins at home, where can I find advice?

There is loads of great information online here http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/rubbish-collection-days

I have found fly tipping, who do I report it to?

Fly-tipping is a crime and although people may believe that their household waste is being disposed of correctly this is not always the case.
Waste is ultimately the householder's responsibility and they could be held accountable and face a £400 fixed penalty notice or large fines or a prison sentence if convicted in court.



You can use the My Wiltshire App to report fly-tipping in your area. By registering for an account, you will receive updates on your reports progress. For more information, click here 


4 May 2017 - Parish Council Elections - Salisbury

Local Parish Council elections took place on Thursday 4 May 2017.

To view a list of candidates and their results please see below: 

Location Name of Candidate Political Party Votes

St Edmund



3 Seats

Amanda Foster Conservative  545 - Elected
Rebecca Foster Liberal Democrat  483
Atiqul Hoque Conservative   682 - Elected
Michael Pope Green   433
Glenn Price Liberal Democrat   456
James Robertson Liberal Democrat  445
Liz Sirman Conservative  521 - Elected
Clive Vincent Labour  346
Sue Wright Green   392

St Martin’s



3 Seats

Jo Broom Conservative  794 - Elected
Greggor Condliffe Liberal Democrat  376
Andrew Davis Liberal Democrat   241
Teresa Fallon Green  284
Sven Hocking Conservative   862 - Elected
Laura Mason Conservative  730
Patricia Podger Labour  617
Robert Steel Liberal Democrat   225
Ian Tomes Labour   833 - Elected
Tim Treslove Labour   480

St Paul’s

3 Seats

Paul Clegg Labour  385
Matthew Dean Conservative  652 - Elected
John Farquhar Conservative   542 - Elected
Sam Foster Liberal Democrat   263
Anita Goddard Labour   326
Alexander Hopson Liberal Democrat   218
John Layzell Green   330
John Lindley Conservative   488 - Elected
Andrew Roberts Independent   326
Paul Sample Liberal Democrat   366





3 Seats

Gavin Cliffe Liberal Democrat  275
Alastair Jennings Liberal Democrat  312
Frogg Moody Conservative   407 - Elected
Jeremy Nettle Conservative   455 - Elected
Brig Oubridge Green   170
Alex Raws Green   243
Debs Sage Labour   347
Paddy Singh UKIP   101
Ruby Vitorino Conservative   312
John Walsh Labour   582 - Elected
Margaret Willmot Independent   384


3 Seats

Grahame Alexander Liberal Democrat  641
Stephen Berry Conservative  803 - Elected
Brian Dalton Liberal Democrat   983 - Elected
Merrin Holroyd Labour   213
Simon Jackson Conservative   874 - Elected
Naomi King UKIP   121
Peter Matthews Green   309
John McGarry Conservative   713
Catherine O’Sullivan Liberal Democrat   593

St Francis



3 Seats

Allan Bayliss Liberal Democratic   683
Richard Bolton Green  622
Kevin Daley Conservative  832 - Elected
Mark McClelland Conservative   851 - Elected
Charles Rogers Conservative   825 - Elected
Georgina Sullivan Liberal Democratic   812
Steven Wadsworth Labour   323


3 Seats

Gavin Barrett Conservative  473
Caroline Corbin Labour  651 - Elected
Tom Corbin Labour   650 - Elected
Mike Osment Labour   547 - Elected
Dean Palethorpe UKIP   215
Julia Richardson Green   260

St.Marks & Bishopdown

2 Seats

John Baber Conservtive  358 - Elected
Derek Brown Conservative  366 - Elected
Tom Mettyear Labour   177
Linda Oubridge Green   250


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A Very Vintage Christmas

Following government advice around the Coronavirus pandemic we have unfortunately decided to cancel our Very Vintage Christmas Fair this year. However, we are still hosting out Festive Sunday Markets which showcases a fantastic range of traders with their festive goods, street food and produce. Click here for details

The event attracts over 3500 shoppers and hosts a number of traders from across the South West offering their unique collection of vintage, retro, up-cycled, antique and bric-a-brac stalls.

From handmade jewellery to beautiful home items, the Very Vintage Fair is the perfect place to find a unique Christmas gift or a delightful addition to your home and is free to enter. 

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