What's open & what's not? Extent of 'Salisbury spy' cordons

Montage of shops in the Maltings shopping centre

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 1:27pm 13th March 2018. (Updated at 1:42pm 13th March 2018)

We've made a list of where you can & can't go in The Maltings, an area hit very hard by Police cordons as a result of the 'Skripal poisoning' investigation.

It's now been 9 days since Police began placing cordons on large areas of Salisbury.

The city continues to make global headline news after the shocking attempted assassination of former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the heart of its shopping centre. The pair were found, critically ill, slumped on park bench in The Maltings more than a week ago.

NOT ALL AREAS ARE CORDONED:

Here's a visual guide of which shops are still open. and made an easy to read list of What's open & what's not?

THESE ARE OPEN - and are outside of Skripal 'spy poisoning' cordon:

THE MALTINGS:

  • Ganesha
  • Joshua's
  • Crystals
  • Barber Shop
  • Conker
Shops open in The Maltings despite Skripal spy poisoning case
Shops open in The Maltings despite Skripal spy poisoning case

 

Also still open...

  • KC Riverside Services
  • Stonehenge Tailoring
  • The Cake Forge

Kate and Dan Mills at The Cake Forge, (pictured below) told Spire FM News that their daily takings in the shop are down below half the usual level, and that footfall has plummeted.

Shops open in The Maltings despite Skripal spy poisoning case
Shops open in The Maltings despite Skripal spy poisoning case

 

At the back of The Maltings, near the service yard entrance...

These shops in Priory Sqaure, which leads into The Maltings are also open. The Sue Ryder charity shop closed early a few days ago because there were so few customers and it was so quiet.

Shops open in Priory Square despite Skripal spy poisoning case
Shops open in Priory Square despite Skripal spy poisoning case

 

THESE SHOPS ARE CLOSED:

  • The Works
  • Robert Dyas
  • Greggs
  • B&R Textiles
  • Superdrug
  • G&T Cards
Shops closed in The Maltings due to Skripal spy poisoning case
Shops closed in The Maltings due to Skripal spy poisoning case

 

The Mill Pub is closed, and even the children's riverside playground in The Maltings. The cordon extends all the way from the playground across to the path linking central car park to Tesco supermarket.

Danny Tyler, the flower seller whose stall is usually opposite Greggs and Robert Dyas, has all but come to a standstill. The week leading up to Mother's Day he lost an estimated £9,000 in takings. It would usually be one of his busiest periods of the year,

The Mill pub and riverside playground in The Maltings closed by Police cordon
The Mill pub and riverside playground in The Maltings closed by Police cordon

 

Another closure in the city centre is that of the Zizzi restaurant on Castle Street.

Salisbury BID have also been trying to drum up support for these local shops, many of whom are small independent traders...

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