Planned Engineering Work on SWR Network over Festive Period

South Western Railway (SWR) is asking customers to plan ahead over the Christmas and New Year period due to scheduled engineering work taking place across the SWR network Several separate sets of engineering work will affect journeys through Woking, Vauxhall, Earlsfield, Southampton, Guildford and Ascot with rail replacement buses in operation on routes where the line is closed – and…

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Tesco Amesbury Giving Tree Appeal Collects over 400 Gifts

Tesco Amesbury launched their annual Giving Tree Appeal on the 16th November – 18th December and have had an amazing response from their customers with over four hundred gifts collected for all ages. Last year the Giving Tree Appeal supported patients spending Christmas in Salisbury hospital. This year the Appeal will support Salisbury hospital,  Salisbury Foodbank and Spurgeons Children’s Charity.…

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Salisbury Hospital Publishes Pandemic Poetry

To launch a new collection of poetry about Salisbury Hospital’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oscar-winning actress, and patron of The Stars Appeal, Olivia Colman, has read two of the newly commissioned poems. The Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust collection of poems – My Name is Mercy – is inspired by some of the hospital staff’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Colman…

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Shop Local this Christmas and Help Bring Some Festive Cheer to Salisbury

We are now just five weeks from Christmas day and with present buying on everyone’s mind, Salisbury BID (Business Improvement District) is stressing the importance of shopping local. It has been a tough couple years for businesses, but we can all help by getting behind local retailers and hospitality venues by supporting them this festive season. Dan Collins, Salisbury BID…

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Berwick St John County Fayre Present Over £31,000 to the Stars Appeal

The organisers of the Berwick St John Country Fayre presented £31,204.27 at a special presentation afternoon on Sunday (7th November) at Berwick St John Village Hall. The colossal sum is the result of a special one-day country fayre called the Berwick Bash, which took place in September, attracting thousands of people. The event featured the now famous traditional tea tent,…

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The Winchester Gate to Host Family Theatre

Live music and arts pub The Winchester Gate in Salisbury is to begin hosting a programme of family shows. Working in collaboration with local bestselling children’s author and illustrator Kristina Stephenson, the programme kicks off with ‘The Museum of Marvellous Things’, a stage adaptation of Stephenson’s latest book.  The show includes puppets, songs, movement, a live band and craft and…

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Remembrance Services in Salisbury

The city of Salisbury is set to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country at its Annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the War Memorial in Salisbury Market Place on Sunday 14 November from 11 am. The ceremony will be led by the Salisbury Branch of the Royal British Legion and supported by Salisbury City Council. Everyone will…

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