18 July 2024

New councillors to be celebrated at Mayor Making event

On Sunday 22nd August, the Mayor Making ceremony will take place to celebrate the city of Salisbury and its new Mayor and Councillors in Salisbury Market Place.

Earlier in the year, the election of the new Councillors and the new Mayor, Cllr Mrs Caroline Corbin was announced.

However, the restrictions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic meant that an event to mark this was unable to happen. Now, Salisbury City Council is delighted that the celebratory event can take place.

On the day, at 10.15am, a civic procession of visiting Mayors and invited guests will leave the Guildhall in procession via Fish Row, Butchers Row, Minster Street and into St. Thomas’s Church with a fanfare played by the Salisbury City Band of the Royal British Legion.

The Civic Party will then make their way from St. Thomas’s Church via St Thomas Square and Blue Boar Row to the Guildhall for a private reception from around 11.20am.

To conclude the celebration, Salisbury City Council has teamed up with Colin Holton, the organiser of events such as Salisbury Live, to host a variety of performers in Salisbury Market Place from 1.30pm until 9pm.

The Mayor of Salisbury invites all guests and members of the public to attend this free event with the Mayor opening the stage at 1.30pm, followed by a line-up including:

Salisbury City Band of the Royal British Legion, 1.30pm – 2pm
Luke Futcher, 10pm – 2.40pm
Elevate Dance Company, 2.40pm – 3pm
George Agombar, 3pm – 3.40pm
Kings of Lounge, 4pm – 4.40pm
Echoes, 5pm – 5.40pm
Westville Rock, 6pm – 6.40pm
Evolution Choir, 7pm – 7.40pm
Glasshouse, 8pm – 9pm

Mayor of Salisbury, Cllr Caroline Corbin said, “Despite having to delay this year’s Mayor Making, I am delighted to be able to invite all residents to join me in celebrating my Mayoral year, and with it the opportunity to host something different to previous years with an exciting music event. Do come down to Salisbury Market Place and enjoy live music from local bands from 1.30pm.”

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Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty