Elections - May 2021
The Salisbury City Council Parish Council elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021, whereby residents will elect 24 Councillors to represent the eight wards over a 4-year term.
Salisbury City Council is the Parish Council for the City of Salisbury and is the most local level of government. Above the council are Wiltshire Council and Parliament. The City Council was formed in April 2009 as part of the reorganisation of local government.
The Council provides many services, which are delivered through various other locations across the City, these include the Crematorium, providing customer service at the Information Centre and Shopmobility and supporting the community from the Bemerton Heath Community Centre. The council is also responsible for many parks and open spaces throughout the city and manages a number of facilities such as public toilets, allotments, our historic Charter Market cleaning the streets and maintaining our open spaces. You can find a whole list of our services and responsibilities on our website at https://www.salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk/responsibilities
Each year Salisbury City Council receives a sum of money called the precept, which is collected by Wiltshire Council as part of a household's council tax.
The Councillors will represent 8 wards within the City as follows:
|Ward||Number of Councillors|
|Bemerton Heath||3 Councillors|
|Fisherton & Bemerton Village||3 Councillors|
|Harnham East||3 Councillors|
|Harnham West||3 Councillors|
|St. Edmunds||3 Councillors|
|St. Pauls||3 Councillors|
|St. Francis & Stratford||3 Councillors|
Salisbury City Council's parish ward boundaries will change during the local government elections in May 2021. To view a map of the new Ward boundaries, please click here
All our elected members have a responsibility for their constituents and businesses in the ward they represent. This can include representing constituent interests at the various Committee meetings and working to improve the lives of local individuals and communities. However, ward Councillors also have a responsibility to the city and the Council as a whole, which will sometimes mean Councillors needing to balance competing interests.
Voting in the local elections
You don’t just have to become a councillor to have your say about the city you live in!
The local elections will take place shortly and this is your four-yearly opportunity to vote to elect the councillors in your ward. You may think that voting in your local elections isn’t very important, however, the councillors elected are those that will make decisions about your local community and its activities.
You can register to vote if you are:
• 16 years old or over (you can only vote once you are 18)
• a qualifying Commonwealth citizen resident in the UK
• an EU citizen resident in the UK
• A qualifying Commonwealth citizen is someone who has leave to enter or remain in the UK, or does not require such leave.
If you aren’t already registered to vote, please do so via the Wiltshire Council website. Further information regarding voting polling station locations and times will be provided shortly.
How you can vote
You can vote in person, by post or ask someone to vote on your behalf (proxy vote). To find out more in regards to a postal or proxy vote, please see the Wiltshire Council website, for more details.
Alternatively, you may prefer to take the recommended option this year and cast your vote from home this year. Apply for postal voting here. Last day to register for postal vote 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.
In-person at the polling station
If you are registered to vote, poll cards will be sent to you before the election. Your card will tell you where your nearest polling station is and the times it will be open. You do not need your poll card to vote, although it will help the staff at the polling station if you bring it with you.
You will be allocated to a polling station. If you would like to find out where your usual polling station is, please contact the Electoral Services team on 0300 456 0112.
Please visit GOV.UK for more information about how to vote in person.
And remember, your vote counts towards the future of the local community!
Do you want to make a change in the place you live or work in? Do you want to use your skills to help build and transform a community? Are concerned about certain issues in your area, and understand the views of the local residents in that ward and what to part of the solution to solve that problem? Then becoming a councillor is for you. Click here to find out more.