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Monday 17 June 2024

We love where we live fundays

Can you help us celebrate your local community this summer?

Building on the success of last Summer’s events across the city, The Salisbury City Council Communities Team are reaching out for local groups who want to take part in their We Love Where We Live Funday.

For many years Salisbury City Council’s free fun days have been a staple in the summer calendars at Bishopdown Sports Field, Pinewood Green in Bemerton, Harnham Parish Hall and The Friary Estate. These events have always been about providing a fun day out for the community and a chance to get together. In 2023 these events included more local input than ever before!

With plans well underway for 2024 there are still a number of community stands/spaces available at each event. These are for people and groups who are already part of the reason that people love where they live, or who are hoping to set something up that will make it even better. In the past we have had local craft groups sharing their skills with others, local history displays and local nurseries providing story telling.

We want to hear from people who live in or are actively connected to the specific community around each funday, so that we can help to highlight all the amazing people and work that are the true community assets across the city! Spaces will be offered on a first come first served basis, as long as the group or activity isn’t duplicating something already on offer.

If you are part of the community in any of these areas and want to be involved, get in touch – or just come along and enjoy your ‘We Love Where We Live Funday’ on the day.

We Love Harnham Harnham Parish Hall Sat 27 Jul 2pm – 5pm
We Love Bishopdown Bishopdown Sports Field Mon 29 Jul 11am – 3pm
We Love Bemerton Heath Pinewood Green Thu 1 Aug 11am – 3pm
We Love The Friary The Green, off Greyfriars Close Sat 17 Aug 11am – 3pm

Sarah Gregson, Head of Community Services at Salisbury City Council, said: ‘Our team loves running the fundays each summer, and over the last few years the community involvement in these events has grown and grown, making them better and better. However, we can always make new connections and help more people to share the positive things that make where they live a great place to be.

‘It is sometimes right to focus on problems that need solving, but our work brings us into contact with all the people in the city taking positive actions and often doing incredible things! Help us to celebrate that at these events this summer. Get in touch!’

You can contact the Salisbury City Council Communities Team about getting involved in the We Love Where We Live events on 01722 417100 or email bhc@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk