Salisbury City Council CLOSE all playgrounds and most public toilets

Salisbury City Council CLOSE all playgrounds and most public toilets

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 3:51pm 25th March 2020. (Updated at 4:40pm 25th March 2020)

3 minute read

The measures have been brought in following Government advice on Covid-19.

The City Council's grounds team have secured the gates at all of the playgrounds they're responsible for in Salisbury.

That includes the following sites: 

  • The Maltings
  • Queen Elizabeth Gardens
  • Greencroft
  • Ashley Road
  • Victoria Park
  • Bishopdown
  • Westwood Way
  • Pinewood Way
  • Parsonage Green
  • Meyrick Close
  • Lower Bemerton
  • Macklin Road
  • Glyndebourne Close
  • Gainsborough Close
Queen Elizabeth Gardens (Mike Draper)
The play park at Lizzie Gardens has been closed, but the park itself remains open

Those closures will be in place for at least the next three weeks.

Open spaces surrounding those play parks will remain open, but we're asked to maintain social distancing at all times.

Rubbish will continue to be collected from those parks too.


All of the public facilities looked after by Salisbury City Council have been closed, with the exception of the Coach Park on Millstream Approach.

Those toilets will stay open and will be cleaned and inspected regularly.

The Maltings Car Park Toliets Closed March 2020
The Maltings toilets are among those that have been closed


The Information Centre will remain staffed during weekdays, however there will be limited capacity to answer phone calls.

We're asked to use the email address for all enquiries. 

Shopmobility in the Maltings has now closed.

The Charter Market has been cancelled for the next 3 weeks on both a Tuesday and a Saturday, over social distancing concerns. 

Salisbury Market Square June 2017
Salisbury's Market Square will be clear of any events for the foreseeable future

Car parks are open as usual.

New guidelines are also in place at Salisbury's Crematorium, due to Government rules on public gatherings.

Services have now been limited to 5 attendees, who should all be close or immediate family.


The City Council has also decided to suspend Mayor Making until May 2021.  

This means the Councillor John Walsh will remain as Mayor until then, and Councillor Caroline Corbin continuing as the Deputy Mayor.

The Mayor of Salisbury 2019 - 2020 Cllr John Walsh - cropped (Salisbury City Council)
Councillor John Walsh will remain as the City's Mayor until May 2021

Councillor Jeremy Nettle, Leader of Salisbury City Council said:

"I am very grateful that Cllr John Welsh has agreed to carry on the Mayor of the City of Salisbury in these extraordinary circumstances that we find ourselves in.  With the backing of the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Caroline Corbin, and all the City Councillors, the Council will be able to help our community look after each other and offer support wherever we can.  I am grateful too to all the staff of the City Council too for pulling together in these difficult times."

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Spire FM

© Copyright 2020 Spire FM, A UKRD group company