Celebrating our Heritage Enhancing our Environment Shaping our Future


    Published on: 13th March 2020

    In accordance with recent Government advice we have decided to cancel all Society events until the end of June when we will review the situation. Please see the following message from Peter Dunbar, Chair of the Salisbury Civic Society MESSAGE TO MEMBERS FROM THE CHAIRMAN RE CORONAVIRUS IT HAS BEEN CLEAR TO ALL THAT RECENT […]

  • ZERO SALISBURY a talk by Alison Craig

    ZERO SALISBURY a talk by Alison Craig

    Published on: 24th February 2020

    With climate change now of such importance, Alison Craig gave an interesting and informative talk on the challenges faced as we move towards a zero carbon footprint in Salisbury, stressing the importance of how we can all contribute to achieving this goal by 2030.

  • New Year Party and Buildings Awards Scheme

    New Year Party and Buildings Awards Scheme

    Published on: 24th January 2020

    Our annual New Year Party and Buildings Awards Scheme on 16th January  was a great success with an exceptionally high standard of new buildings receiving awards and a record number of guests attending. Congratulations to all award winners!    Our thanks to Pauline Church for hosting the evening so well, and to John Glen, Nick Papadopulos, […]

  • Don Cross

    Don Cross

    Published on: 5th October 2019

    We are sad to have to report that Don Cross died on September 10th. Many members will remember him for the excellent work he did for the Society between 2007 and 2013, organising Heritage Open Days. Don was a noted local figure, who founded and ran a tourist guiding company called Wessexplore. He had a wide range […]

  • Updating the Wiltshire Pevsner

    Updating the Wiltshire Pevsner

    Published on: 12th September 2019

    Following a fascinating lecture  three years ago about updating the Wiltshire Pevsner,  Julian Orbach returned to talk about his updating work in the  Salisbury area.     He revealed that Salisbury has more pages devoted to it  than any other Wiltshire town due to the wealth of historic buildings and architectural features.    In many buildings  […]

  • Heritage Open Days in September

    Heritage Open Days in September

    Published on: 29th August 2019

    In conjunction with The Harnham Water Meadows Trust and Wilton Town Council we are hosting a number of Heritage Open Day attractions during September, including a visit to the Harnham Water Meadows and access to the historic Wilton Council Chambers The visit to Harnham Water Meadows takes place on Friday 13 September: 10.30am – 12 […]

  • Promoting Our Heritage Workshop

    Promoting Our Heritage Workshop

    Published on: 23rd June 2019

    Over 20 organisations from across Salisbury and South Wiltshire attended the “Promoting Our Heritage” workshop organised by Salisbury Civic Society on Saturday 23rd June. Our speakers were: Becky Brown, City of Winchester Trust, on ‘Behind the Scenes of Winchester Heritage Open Days’ Chris Brayne, CEO of Wessex Archaeology, on ‘Using technology for public access to […]

  • 2019 AGM

    2019 AGM

    Published on: 17th May 2019

    Yesterday evening’s AGM was well supported, attended by over 50 members and their guests.  The formal meeting was followed by an excellent illustrated talk by Adrian Green, director of Salisbury Museum, on the subject of Pitt Rivers. We learnt how he was so much more than the ‘Father of Modern Archaeology’.  As Augustus Lane Fox […]

  • Account of Planning Forum

    Account of Planning Forum

    Published on: 25th April 2019

    The Civic Society’s annual Planning Forum took place on April 11th, with the title ‘Staging a Recovery: Current Initiatives towards Revitalising Salisbury’, and was judged to have been extremely successful. It covered various aspects of the current ‘Salisbury recovery’ project, with particular looks at possible improvements to Fisherton Street, and at a Maltings masterplan, which […]

  • The Maltings

    The Maltings

    Published on: 20th March 2019

    The relocation of Salisbury library to Fisherton Street, or close by, has been an agreed local policy for at least 12 years, and has been supported by the Civic Society, as a sensible accompaniment to redevelopment of the Maltings. It enables the re-use of the existing library area as a new entrance to that part […]