28 May 2024

Salisbury City Council invites residents to take part in next week’s Annual Parish Meeting

On Monday (11th April) Salisbury City Council will host the community’s Annual Parish Meeting.

The meeting, starting from 5.30pm at Salisbury Guildhall, is designed for the community and not the Council. Allowing residents to hear and discuss what has been done for Salisbury this year.

At the gathering, the mayor and fellow council leaders will report on their work over the past year before opening the floor to residents who wish to question or comment on the city and the City Council.

The Council is pleased to announce that some of their community grant recipients such as, RISE 61- who have been developing a bike hub and Community Transport- who endeavour to provide better transport accessibility will be there to speak about their progress. This is in addition to cultural partners of the council, Wiltshire Creative and Salisbury Museum who will also be speaking on the night.

Salisbury City Council is excited to offer residents the opportunity to hear from these community partners and what they bring to the city, “These speakers show the diversity of the organisations supported by the City Council and the impact they have across the city, we’re pleased to be able give residents an opportunity to find out more about their work,” said the Council.

Residents will also have the chance to talk to the community group members and City Councillors- including the Mayor of Salisbury.

Reflecting upon her mayoral year, Cllr Caroline Corbin, the Mayor of Salisbury told Love Salisbury, “It’s been very strange as everything seems to have been focussed on sad things, so I’ve had to comment on a lot. But there have been joyous moments, like going to visit the library bus that was installed at St Osmond’s school and doing some of the trees for the Queen’s canopy and being able to take part in the volunteers’ celebration at the Guildhall- because obviously we rely so heavily on volunteers, so they do need celebrating!

“We’ve also been trying to put pressure on different things for the police station and trying to use Facebook as a good tool. Some of the councillors don’t seem to like using it because they don’t see the value they just see as it as a way for people to be antagonistic whereas I will just wade in and answer the questions. Which I do get flack for- but that’s just me. At least I’m honest and do answer people’s questions,” explained Cllr Corbin.

Arrivals and introductions of the Annual Parish meeting will commence at 5.30pm with the official meeting beginning at 6pm at the Guildhall. Light refreshments will be available.

To express any queries regarding the meeting, or to discuss accessibility needs, contact Janine Whitty on 01722 342860, email corporate@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk or visit the Salisbury City Council website here.

Written by
Adele Bouchard
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Written by Adele Bouchard