Welcoming, Safe & Clean

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:

WELCOMING


City Dressing

City Dressing

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
  • Bunting
  • Additional Christmas lighting
Travel Trade

Travel Trade

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.

Coach Ambassadors

Coach Ambassadors

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.

SAFE


Purple Flag

Purple Flag

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

CCTV

CCTV

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

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 & Prevention

Crime & Prevention

Salisbury 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.

CLEAN


Responsive Cleaning Service

Responsive Cleaning Service

Salisbury BID is proud to offer our 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 our 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 more.

Look out for the Rangers in our electric cleaning vehicle ‘Gordon’!

If you think a specific area needs our attention, please call us on 01722 658000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New Street Furniture

New Street Furniture

In partnership with the local authority and the Salisbury Area Board, Salisbury BID is embarking on a second round of waste bin improvements.

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 help Salisbury become a cleaner city.

Waste Charter

Waste Charter

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.

Grist offers Salisbury BID members competitive tariffs and many businesses have already saved hundreds of pounds each year by swapping to the Salisbury BID waste charter.

  • Competitive lowered rates exclusive to Salisbury BID members
  • 0% of waste goes to landfill
  • No bin rental charges
  • No duty of care charges

“Having changed our waste provider to Grist we have seen a great improvement in service. This scheme from Salisbury BID once again demonstrates the value of businesses working together. We could not have negotiated such a contract by acting alone.”

Graham Hayball of Hayball & Co. Cycles

Access and Car parking

Free After 3 Parking Campaign:

Salisbury BID has introduced a car parking initiative to boost footfall and spend in the city centre. Local people and visitors visiting the Culver St car park can park completely free after 3pm on weekdays, all day Sundays and bank holidays.

Park and Ride – Employee Discounts

BID has partnered with REDs to provide a incentivised travel to work option. Local employees of BID members pay for an annual park and ride ticket and get a reduced rate for each trip. For more information please visit Salisbury Reds website

Wayfinding Totems and Map Dispensers

Salisbury BID jointly funded a total of six wayfinding totems, along with Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council, which are installed in strategic locations around the city including the High Street, Cheese Market, and Silver Street. This important on-street signage assists residents and visitors alike with navigation and help them to really make the most of our city. BID have recently introduced Map dispensers in high visitor areas including the Coach Park and Salisbury Train Station.