Salisbury Business Improvement District

Monthly Round Up – July 2022

31st July 2022

Monthly round up of BID News

Salisbury Indies started the month off with a bang with an Instagram Live at The Vanner Gallery. We met David as well as Tim Scrace who was installing his latest exhibition Thoughts, Words & Dreams as well as This is my hope, a photography competition by Alabaré

What a spectacular week, Indies Week 2022 was. There was so much to celebrate for our City of Independents between Monday 4th and Friday 8th July. We had a jam packed schedule with business swaps and Instagram lives going ahead and social content covering every day of indies week.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday saw Old Sarum Tattoo and Conker Boutique, Casa Fina and The Old Ale and Coffee House and Artisan Wine and Spirit Co and Miss Tiff's participating in businesses swaps. On Tuesday and Thursday we went to Yoga Stuff and Muse Hairdressing for Instagram Lives!

You can still get City of Independents tote bags from participating shops until July 31st For a full list of where this is available please visit the Experience Salisbury Website.

It's safe to say Indies Week 2022 was a huge success! Thank you to all of our businesses that got involved!


The Salisbury Bear Hunt started on July 16th and runs all the way through the summer holidays. Salisbury BID are proud to support the bear hunt by providing a £50 Salisbury gift card for the draw. You can find out more about this here.


We were front and centre at the opening of the brand new Premier Fish Ltd fishmonger that opened at 9am on Thursday 26th July. Premier Fish are a wholesale fishmonger from Downtown who have just opened their first high street shop.

Alex Aitken, Chef Patron from The Jetty Hotel at Christchurch cut the ribbon at Premier Fish and the Dean of Salisbury, Very Revd Nicholas Papadopulos, was there to bless the shop.

As a local, independent fishmonger, their fish is sourced from ports and day boats across the UK. Premier Fish Ltd only use reputable suppliers who fully understand the importance of sustainability.

It is wonderful to see such a traditional independent business open on a very traditional street in Salisbury city centre. Premier Fish Ltd have joined Pritchetts Family Butchers and Mauls Wine & Cheese Bar on the aptly named Fish Row and Reeve the Baker opposite on Butcher Row.


This month's shop watch meeting saw Marie from Salisbury Foodbank give a talk about food poverty in Salisbury.

Marie talking about how many people were supporting and why the foodbank exist as well as what support Salisbury foodbank offer and what other support is available in the city.

Our ranger Andy has been delivering leaflets local supermarkets with more information on resources available in Salisbury for food poverty.

You can request a leaflet from


  • Old Sarum Tattoo went to Nass Festival for a weekend of tattooing!
  • Maul's Cheese and Wine Bar were offering a free slice of cheese if you popped in and said: Fromage Gratuit Merci!
  • Dinghams Cookshop picked up an award for Best Independent Retailer of the Year and Cookshop of the year from  Awards 2022
  • Caboose ran a competition with Chandon to give customers the chance to win a bottle!
  • Arundells hosted a talk on climate change with Lord Deben