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Welcome to Salisbury City Council

Welcome to Salisbury City Council

Salisbury City Council was established in April 2009 following local government reorganisation and is based at The Guildhall in Salisbury’s historic Market Place.

The Council has 24 elected Councillors that are democratically elected every four years. The Councillors represent 8 wards within the City as follows:

WardNo. of Councillors
Bemerton Heath  - 3 Councillors
Fisherton & Bemerton Village  - 3 Councillors
Harnham East - 3 Councillors
Harnham West  - 3 Councillors
Milford - 3 Councillors
St. Edmunds - 3 Councillors
St. Francis & Stratford - 3 Councillors
St. Pauls - 3 Councillors

The Council makes decisions and this is achieved through standing Committees these are:

Full Council
Finance and Governance
Services
Planning 
Personnel Committee

The Council is chaired by the Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Salisbury. The Mayor is elected yearly from the current Councillors in an order of precedence depending on the number of years as an elected Salisbury City Councillor.

The Council is funded by the City residents through a precept which is collected as part of the annual Council Tax. Others funds are generated through various services.

Supporting the Councillors are 60 members of staff, led by the City Clerk.

Please view the Council's plans here

For details of the Salisbury City Council ward boundaries please click here

All the Council’s meetings are open to all. Members of the public are very welcome and encouraged to attend meetings.

All the reports and papers for the meetings are available on this website or available from the Council Office, The Guildhall, Market Place, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1JH. At the beginning of every meeting time is set aside to hear comments and answer questions from the public.

The Full Council meetings make decisions about the following issues.

  • Setting the precept
  • Borrowing money
  • Making, amending or revoking Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and Internal Controls
  • Matters of principle or policy
  • Any proposed new undertakings;

 There are three other principal committee meetings:

  • Finance and Governance Committee
  • Services Committee
  • Planning Committee

 To see Agendas, Reports, and Minutes for the council meetings please click on one of the following links:

The Personnel Committee is in existence to be called upon as required. Click here to view the meetings for this committee. 

To find your Local Councillor click here

To view, the Public participation leaflet click here

To view Member's Attendance 2020-2021 please click here 

To view Member's Allowance 2020-2021 please click here

Please contact us if you would like to see archived copies of minutes or agendas.

Salisbury City Council is made up of 24 elected councillors who represent eight wards across the City. 

These councillors regularly meet as a Full Council.  Only Full Council can make decisions about the following issues.

  • Setting the precept
  • Borrowing money
  • Making, amending or revoking Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and Internal Controls
  • Matters of principle or policy
  • Any proposed new undertakings

Full Council minutes

The three principal committees are:

The Personnel Committee is in existence to be called upon as required

Personnel Committee minutes

Full details, agenda and minutes of these committee meetings can be found by clicking here

To view the Committee and Working Groups membership please click here.

To view the Committee meeting calendar for 2021/22 please click here

More details about this are available in the Council Standing Orders. 

Salisbury City Council employs approximately 60 full and part-time members of staff who perform manage and maintain a variety of services and facilities across the City of Salisbury. 

For general enquiries please contact Salisbury City Council on 01722 342860 or email: info@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk

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Annie Child  
City Clerk

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Tracy Adams
HR Manager

David Bradley
David Bradley
Environmental Services Manager

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Estelle Sherry
Finance Manager 

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Sarah Gregson
Communities Manager

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Joanna Wood
Business & Communications Manager

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Janine Whitty
Corporate Services Manager