Celebrate Purple Flag Week!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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.

Get involved in Salisbury's Teenage Market

Monday, 15 September 2014

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.

Sid Lewis celebrates 60 years of trading on the Salisbury Charter Market!

Monday, 15 September 2014

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.

Reed Bed Restoration

Thursday, 04 September 2014

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.

Calling all bride and grooms to be!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

On Sunday 7 September from 11am until 3.30pm, The Guildhall - Salisbury will host its second wedding fair of the year. The event showcases over thirty local suppliers who offer everything a bride or groom to be will need for their big day.

Double Playday success for the City

Friday, 15 August 2014

To celebrate the national Playday on Wednesday 6 August, Salisbury City Council in partnership with local residents hosted its first Family Playday event at the Friary Community Centre and surrounding grounds and then on Thursday 7 August hosted the annual Playday at Wyndham Park.

On Playday thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK.

Public Announcement 4 August 2014

Monday, 04 August 2014

We are in the process of deep cleaning our public conveniences in our parks and cemeteries. Please note the following closure times and locations:

Wednesday 6 August

AM - Victoria Park
PM - Lush House in Queen Elizabeth Gardens

Thursday 7 August

AM - Churchill Gardens (Southampton Road)
PM - Lower Bemerton

Friday 8 August

Fisherton Recreation Ground
London Road Cemetery
Devizes Road Cemetery

We apologise for any inconvenience.

River Avon boardwalk re-opens

Monday, 04 August 2014

Work is now complete on the new boardwalk along the River Avon in Salisbury, as thousands of pieces of recycled plastic timber have been screwed and bolted together to create a path along the riverbank, offering fantastic views of the river, the reed bed and the floodplain meadows, as well as the opportunity to see a variety of different habitats and plenty of wildlife.

Salisbury Playday!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A FREE family fun day to celebrate National Playday 2014 is planned on Thursday 7 August from Midday until 4pm at Wyndham Park open space situated behind Salisbury Arts Centre.

The event, which is organised by Salisbury City Council in conjunction with Starminders Childcare, is open to all ages and is FREE to attend.

A Mayoral Skydive for Charity

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Mayor of Salisbury Councillor Mrs Jo Broom has taken to the skies in aid of her Mayoral Charity the Grow Wild Project for Exeter House School in Salisbury.

Last Saturday 26 July, the Mayor skydived at Old Sarum with friends and family and jumped from 15,000ft in a tandem skydive.

Quotation Opportunity

Friday, 18 July 2014

Salisbury City Council is seeking to engage a contractor to refurbish a council owned property in readiness for the rental market.

The Contractor will have the expertise to deliver electrical, plumbing, stud walls, decorating, kitchen & bathroom fitting, external decorating and other works to include fencing.

The property is a three bed roomed house situated at the bottom of the drive leading to Salisbury Crematorium.

If you require any further information or wish to express an interest please phone Cathy Titcombe on 01722 342 860 or email CTitcombe@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk

See Salisbury from a whole new perspective this summer!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Eventive Funtime Ltd will be showcasing two star attraction rides in the Guildhall Square from Friday 18 July until Sunday 3 August.

The rides - a Reverse Bungee and Star Flyer – will open daily from 1pm until 10pm and will offer residents and visitors the chance to see Salisbury from a whole new perspective.

Camp Active fun for Summer

Thursday, 03 July 2014

Salisbury City Council’s fun-packed and lively summer activities return to Manor Fields Primary School in Salisbury running weekdays from 28 July until 1 August and 11 August – 22 August 2014.

These action packed days for children aged 5 – 11, offer a great mixture of activities including ultimate Frisbee, cricket, table tennis, football, badminton, tag rugby, dodge ball and athletics.