Salisbury Civic Society hosting their annual open meeting on Tuesday November 19 at the Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, SP1 3UT.

The main subject is Taking Salisbury Forwards: Current Projects and Goals

The organisers say the meeting will be of interest to everyone living in Salisbury, and everyone is welcome, free admission, introductory session with free drinks starts at 6.45pm. Talks start at 7.30pm.


  • Tom Dobrashian, Director for Economic Recovery, Salisbury and South Wiltshire, Wiltshire Council
  • Andy Wallis, Flood Risk Management Technical Advisor, Dorset and Wiltshire Partnership and Strategic Overview Team, the Environment Agency
  • David Milton, Team Leader, Major Projects, Wiltshire Council

Salisbury’s bid to the government’s Future High Streets fund and the Salisbury brand positioning project are other topics.

The Central Area Framework document has been in preparation throughout the year and should be nearing completion by the time of the meeting. It seeks to identify the distinctive characteristics of the various parts of central Salisbury, and ways in which these can be built on to enhance the city. The Civic Society has a particular interest in ways of achieving pedestrian-friendly streets.

A River Park is said to be one of the most important proposals emerging from the Framework, building on a similar but geographically more restricted concept at the heart of the now-adopted Maltings masterplan.

It envisages making much more of Salisbury’s rivers, from the Avon valley to the north, down to the Harnham water meadows.

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