Salisbury Business Improvement District

Salisbury parking update – April 2019

16th April 2019

Wiltshire Council has confirmed some changes to the current parking arrangements in Salisbury, with park and ride remaining free to use.

The free parking after 3pm initiative ends on Tuesday 23rd April, except in Culver Street car park.

The five park & ride sites that serve Salisbury (Wilton, Beehive, London Road, Petersfinger and Britford) will remain free from Monday to Saturday, until further notice.

Free parking on a Sunday remains in all car parks in Salisbury and in car parks across Wiltshire.

The free parking initiative was funded by Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council and has helped to improve footfall in the city. The cost for free parking will continue to be funded by both councils.

The council will be looking to pilot various initiatives in Salisbury during the summer months including new technology to make parking more accessible and initiatives to promote sustainable transport.

The new arrangements will be in place until further notice.

Robin McGowan, Salisbury BID Chief Executive, said: “The BID has been working closely with the council to evidence the impact of last year’s events on businesses, and we’re delighted Wiltshire Council are continuing to support our business members with these parking initiatives.

“Salisbury BID negotiated ‘free after 3pm’ parking in Culver Street car park with Wiltshire Council almost 5 years ago, and we’re pleased the council have agreed to continue to support this initiative, allowing visitors to come during the day and stay into the evening for free.

“As well as encouraging more people into the city, the free park & ride has really supported workers in the city, so it’s excellent news that this is continuing. We encourage more employees to take advantage of the free park & ride.”

“The BID fully support Wiltshire Council’s proposal to introduce new technology to make Salisbury’s car parks more accessible and to give visitors a better experience upon entering the city.”

“Salisbury is making positive steps in the recovery process and we’re looking forward to supporting businesses through a vibrant summer full of events.”

Alistair Cunningham, Executive Director, Wiltshire Council said: "We’re very pleased with the positive strides Salisbury has taken in its recovery process and we feel now is the right time to make these changes.

“We hope people continue to use the free park and ride which gives easy access to a fabulous city which was recently named the best place to live by The Sunday Times.

“We will continue to do everything we can to assist and support Salisbury and, with the upcoming OVO cycle race and the Armed Forces National Event on the horizon, the buzz and interest in the city will be very exciting.”

More information about car parks in Salisbury can be found here.