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National Armed Forces Day in Salisbury - Traffic & parking restrictions

03.05.2019

Salisbury is privileged to be hosting National Armed Forces Day this year. There will be a number of traffic and parking restrictions that businesses need to be aware of.

The celebrations will take place across 3 days; Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June 2019.

Most of the celebrations will be hosted at Hudson's Field, but a major part of the national celebrations will be a military parade through the city centre on the morning of Saturday 29 June, which is National Armed Forces Day.

Due to the size of the parade, involving military personnel and vehicles, roads in Salisbury city centre will have to be closed for logistical and security reasons from 6am until 2pm on Saturday 29 June 2019. This will affect some businesses and residents in the city, as vehicular access to their home or business may be restricted; this includes parking and deliveries.

Workers are being encouraged to leave their cars at home wherever possible, and to use alternative methods, including park & ride and public transport. Car parks will be available at Culver Street, Salt Lane and Central, but are expected to become full very quickly.

Whilst there will be disruption on the Saturday morning, the BID is strongly encouraging retailers and hospitality businesses to remain open and take advantage of the increased footfall in the city.

A full list of road and car park closures, FAQ's and further information can be found on the Wiltshire Council website here.