City Council to Continue Some Services, but Some Must Close

Following the government’s announcement on Saturday 31 October, Salisbury City Council is continuing to monitor all government advice with regard to the Coronavirus, and we are assessing its impact on the Council services,  residents and staff

The Council is committed to operating Business as Usual within the restrictions of government guidance.

Salisbury Guildhall will close its front door to unrestricted visitors from Thursday 5th November onwards – visitors are directed to ring or email the City Council on 01722 342860 if urgent. This is to support the government’s measures to promote social distancing and limit staff’s contact with visitors.

Salisbury Shopmobility will be open for equipment hire by appointment only – this will allow users to continue to access equipment and limit staff’s contact with visitors. The Customer Services team at this location will continue to answer the telephone on 01722 328068 and respond to email enquiries via

Salisbury Information Centre will be closed from Thursday 5 November.

The Charter Market is operating on a Tuesday and Saturday as normal to give residents access to essential items in a safe outdoor shopping experience. This will include food items, pet food, hardware and plants.

Remembrance Sunday will continue as planned with the Mayor laying a wreath on behalf of the City. However, residents are encouraged to conduct their own tributes at home rather than attend.

The City Christmas lights will be illuminated on Saturday 21st November and this will also mark the start of the Salisbury Christmas Tree Trail. Maps will be available to download on our website.

The Crematorium is operating as usual with some restriction for services in line with current social distance policies. Please contact your funeral director or the Crematorium officers if you have any queries about a service taking place.

Public toilets will continue to be available for use at Lush House car park and the Coach Station and in the Market Square on a Tuesday and Saturday. All other public toilets will be closed.

CCTV remains fully operational and manned by the trained operators.

Council Meetings will continue to be held virtually. Details can be found on the Salisbury City Council website.

Community Support – The communities team are helping to act as facilitator, sign-poster and connector, allowing individuals to make contact with community groups and others offering local community support. The council will be working closely with Wessex Community Action who are already very active in this area of work. Please get in touch with the Communities Team if you are part of a community group so we can assist you where possible.

Please check the Salisbury City Council website regularly for updated details on the City Council’s festive offerings this December.

Please remember to do your bit to stop the spread of Covid-19 by staying home to protect the NHS and save lives.

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