No ice rink as part of Salisbury's Christmas plans this year

No ice rink as part of Salisbury's Christmas plans this year

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 2:02pm 1st July 2020. (Updated at 2:06pm 1st July 2020)

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The City Council's been discussing what the festive season might look like under the 'new normal' after Covid-19.

The Christmas offering for the city centre was part of the agenda for the Full Council meeting on Monday (29th June).

They've decided that an ice rink can't be part of those plans, due to the social measures that could still be in place.

Ice rink Salisbury
The ice rink has been a popular addition to Salisbury's festive season

The ice rink's been part of Salisbury's Christmas plans for the last two years - within a marquee in the Guildhall Square.


That's still up for discussion it seems. 

The idea of bringing the stalls back to the Guildhall Square and Queen Street could still be on the table, but the City Council has agreed that 'all options will be kept open until further government guidance has been released'.

At that point, they'll work on figuring out if holding the Christmas Fayre would be financially viable and how it might be set out.

Salisbury Christmas Fayre 2019 Guildhall Square
Last year's Christmas Fayre in Salisbury saw a decent footfall

Leader of the Council, Cllr Jeremy Nettle said: 

"We understand that Christmas is a very important time for many in our community, and for our local businesses.  The City Council is keen to support its residents, businesses and our local economy. This is such an unusual and uncertain time that we will keep all ideas under review for the time being."

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