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Supporting Salisbury and Amesbury communities

Wiltshire Council and partners bid for Future High Streets Fund in Salisbury

Wiltshire Council has announced it will submit an Expression of Interest to bid for investment from the Government's Future High Streets Fund, to support the improvement of Salisbury's city centre for residents, businesses and visitors. Find out more about the bid.

Residents are being invited to have their say on the challenges facing Salisbury high streets and ambitions for the future; to do so, please complete this survey.

Upcoming public engagement events

South Wiltshire Business Summit

Salisbury City Council Neighbourhood Plan

Free business advice and support

If your business in the Salisbury or Amesbury area has been impacted, please visit the Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub for information and advice.

Free business advice and support is available to businesses in Amesbury and Salisbury. For details of drop-in sessions, please see below. If you have any concerns about your business, you can access emergency support here.

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You can get drop-in business advice and support at the following locations:

  • Salisbury, Old Fire Station Enterprise Centre, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Amesbury Library, 10am to 12 noon on Fridays
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Download an application form for financial support. Please complete this form then arrange an appointment or drop in at The Old Fire Station. You will need to provide trading figures to show how your business has been impacted.

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Public health advice

Get the latest information from Public Health England. If you have any concerns, or call 101. If you see litter: if you didn't drop it, don't pick it up. Instead, report any litter you find to use with My Wiltshire online reporting.

Due to the ongoing investigation into the major incident in Salisbury and Amesbury, and following the current advice of Public Health England (PHE), we recommend that any planned community litter picks in the Salisbury and Amesbury community areas are postponed until further notice.

As a precaution, PHE's advice to everyone in the Salisbury and Amesbury area is that nobody should pick up any foreign object that does not belong to them. 

These could contain (or could have previously contained) liquid or gel.

This means people should not pick up:

  • Containers
  • Lids
  • Syringes
  • Needles
  • Cosmetics
  • Or similar objects, made of materials such as metal, plastic or glass.

The message is: if you didn't drop it, don't pick it up

To report any litter you find to us, please use My Wiltshire online reporting.

We really appreciate and welcome people's enthusiasm to carry out clean-ups and litter picks in their local communities and we hope that we can recommend these continuing, as soon as possible.

PHE's current advice, based on the small number of casualties affected following the recent incident, is that the risk to the public remains low. They will keep this assessment under constant review as further information becomes known.

Get the the latest information from Public Health England

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Free car parking after 3pm in Salisbury and Amesbury to continue until Easter

Shoppers and visitors can enjoy the unique shops and attractions that Salisbury and Amesbury have to offer throughout early 2019, as free parking after 3pm and free park and ride have been extended until Easter 2019.

Wiltshire Council-operated car parks in Salisbury city centre and Amesbury town centre will be free after 3pm Monday to Saturday until Tuesday 23 April 2019, while parking is free in all Wiltshire Council car parks throughout the county on Sundays until further notice.

The five park and ride sites that serve Salisbury Wilton, Beehive, London Road, Petersfinger and Britford remain free from Monday to Saturday until Tuesday 23 April 2019. 

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Last updated: 15 February 2019 | Last reviewed: 15 February 2019