Street Cleaning & Safety in Salisbury
A BID key priority is Street Scene and Access, this covers everything from street cleaning and aspects of safety, to access and car parking as well as any initiatives to improve the physical environment of Salisbury aimed at helping to it a cleaner, safer, and welcoming city for businesses, residents and visitors.
What businesses wanted from BID Street Scene and Access:
- City Rangers: key priorities of safety, security, maintenance and street cleaning
- Welcoming: Working with key partners to look at additional tourism support to welcome people into the city, including travel trade
- Safe: work closely with partnership organisations to promote Salisbury as a safe and enjoyable experience
- Clean: Implement a quick response facility for businesses
What BID have delivered so far:
Over the years BID have worked on many initiatives to help increase the aesthetics of the city centre and add to Salisbury’s vibrancy, Bid have funded initiatives that include:
- Lamppost banners and Flags for the Magna Carta
- Topiary for the City
- Hanging baskets for businesses
- Additional Christmas lighting
Salisbury BID have further invested in the City, by becoming a city partner with the Visit Wiltshire Travel Trade group, this gives the BID opportunities to publicise Salisbury as a destination to the group travel market, alongside this BID have also compiled a comprehensive travel trade database for use in targeted marketing campaigns.
Salisbury BID co funds with Salisbury City Council two coach ambassadors for the summer, their main role is to welcome and assist visitors who arrive by coach to both the Mill Stream Approach car park and the St Johns Street drop off location.
Salisbury BID is a leading partner in the highly accredited Purple Flag partnership for Salisbury. Purple Flag is a national initiative, similar to the Blue Flag for beaches , indicating a town or City has a vibrant and safe ecomomy from 5pm – 5am.
For more information visit the : Purple Flag website
Salisbury BID have been instrumental in the reinstatement of the CCTV system in Salisbury, and has established City watch, a community safety partnership to manage and operate a new state of the art digital volunteer-led service, this has included funding the local authorities.
Pubwatch, Shopwatch & Citywatch
Salisbury has a wealth of pubs, bars and clubs, BID has taken a supportive role in facilitating Pubwatch and Shopwatch and providing administrative support and liaison between businesses, the local authorities, and the police through regular partnership meetings. The Pubwatch and Shopwatch schemes exist to ensure our city remains a safe and pleasant city and working together to discourage anti-social behaviour.
Crime and Prevention
BID have recently appointed a Community Safety Officer, the role has a key focus in delivering objectives around the day and night time economy and working with businesses, the police, local authorities, and other partners, particularly relating to safety and security.
Responsive Cleaning Service
Salisbury BID is proud to offer to its members a responsive cleaning and maintenance service, In addition to the statutory cleaning carried out by the local authority, we ensure the local environment is kept clean for businesses, staff, shoppers, visitors and residents. We have many photographs and testimonials from businesses who have used this service, an example of some of the issues we tackle includes graffiti removal, tired or damaged street furniture, pressure washing problem areas, chewing gum removal and much, much more.
Look out for the Rangers in our electric cleaning vehicle ‘Gordon’!
New Street Furniture:
In partnership with the local authority and the Salisbury Area Board, BID is embarking on a second round of waste bin improvement. Businesses have an opportunity to decide on whether additional bins would benefit their businesses, and Salisbury City Council have agreed to fund the emptying of these additional bins. This initiative is aimed at encouraging people to be respectful of waste and helping the city to be a cleaner city.
Salisbury BID are working in partnership with Grist Environmental, a Wiltshire based waste company who pride themselves on their core business values of caring for the environment, excellent service and a wide range of waste services, Grist Environmental are 0% to Landfill This waste charter offers BID levy payer only competitive tariffs and many businesses have already saved hundreds of pounds each year by swapping to the Salisbury BID waste charter.
Grist offer only available to levy payers:
- Competitive lowered rates exclusive to Salisbury BID levy-payers
- 0% of waste goes to landfill
- No bin rental charges
- No duty of care charges