22 April 2024

We Love Where We Live! – Fun Days for all this summer

Join Salisbury City Council’s Communities Team and their community partners as they celebrate locations around the city with four collaborative ‘We Love’ Fun Days this summer.

Salisbury City Council’s free fun days have been a staple in the summer calendars at Bishopdown Rec, Pinewood Green in Bemerton, Harnham and The Friary Estate for many years.

These events have always provided a fun day out for the community and a chance to get together. This year they will focus more on all the wonderful things and people that make up those communities.

These first ‘We Love Where We Live’ events will still include the full range of fun activities residents have come to expect, including music from the Disco Dion Team, activities such as climbing walls, craft and creative play from Wiltshire Creative, Salisbury Museum and Spurgeons but each “We Love” Fun Day will be specific to the community they are in.

This work began last summer by establishing a partnership between the Harnham Parish and the Council’s Communities team. The We Love Harnham event will bring the Harnham Parish Fete and the Fun Day into one big celebration this summer.

Revd Becky Roberts, Vicar of Harnham, says: ‘We know how many people in Harnham love where they live, so we are really excited to be working with Salisbury City Council and Harnham Community Network to celebrate this at the We Love Harnham Fun Day and Parish Fete. There will be fun for all the family, thanks to the generous support of Salisbury City Council, as well as sideshows, stalls, and refreshments to raise funds for the work of Harnham Parish.’

Across the three other fun days, the team will be working with amazing community assets, including Residents Associations and community panels, RISE 61, colleagues at Wiltshire Council, local churches, and sports clubs.

To join in the fun in your local area come along to your nearest We Love Where We Live event.

  • We Love Harnham – 29th July – 2 – 5pm – Harnham Parish Hall, SP2 8EY
  • We Love Bishopdown – 31st July – 11 – 3pm – Bishopdown Sports Field, SP1 3EQ
  • We Love Bemerton Heath – 3rd Aug – 11 – 3pm – Pinewood Green, Pinewood Way, SP2 9HU
  • We Love The Friary – 19th Aug – 11 – 3pm – The Friary Community Centre, SP1 2HW

Cllr Victoria Charleston said, “Salisbury City Council works to provide a ‘lively city’ and aims to go beyond the Market Square. Once again, our Communities Team is listening to residents and providing fun events where people live. I hope everyone has a great time and look forward to joining in.”

If you live in one of our Fun Day locations, there is still time to contact the team and get involved.

Contact the Communities team on 01722 417100 or email bhc@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk

Written by
Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns