Council Services in Salisbury

Local services in Salisbury are overseen by both Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council. Both have responsibility for different areas.

Reporting issues to the Council in Salisbury couldn't be easier thanks to the MyWilts online reporting system. From potholes, graffiti and fly tipping to abandoned vehicles, fraud and trading standard issues, you can tell the Council about any issues you come across in Salisbury via the app or online portal. 

Other useful contacts in Salisbury can be found here.


Salisbury City Council Services

Salisbury City Council is a parish-level council and was established in April 2009 following local government reorganisation and is based in the city's historic Guildhall.

The Council has 24 elected Councillors who represent eight wards within the city: Milford, St Edmunds, Harnham East, St Paul’s, Fisherton and Bemerton Village, St Francis and Stratford, Harnham West and Bemerton Heath.

Salisbury City Council oversees services from car parks to cemeteries and allotments.

Their responsibilities include:

  • Allotments
  • Bemerton Heath Community Centre
  • Car Parks (Lush House and Southampton Road only)
  • Community Development
  • Community Orchards
  • Crematorium & Cemeteries
  • Events & Markets (including the Charter Market, Christmas Fayre, Charter Fair, Car Boot Sundays and Salisbury Street Sellers)
  • Garages for rent (Winchester Street and Greencroft Street)
  • Memorial Trees & Benches
  • Parks, Open Spaces & Sports Pitches
  • Public Toilets
  • Salisbury CCTV (jointly funded with Salisbury BID)
  • Salisbury Information Centre
  • Salisbury Neighbourhood Development Plan

For more information on all Salisbury City Council services click here.

Residents can also find details and help at the Salisbury Information Centre, which acts as a reception for the City Council.

Wiltshire Council Services

Wiltshire Council was created in 2009 and is the unitary authority for the county. It provides local government services to about 435,000 Wiltshire residents (excluding the Borough of Swindon) and is also the biggest employer in the county.

Wiltshire Council is responsible for schools, social services, rubbish collections, county roads, planning, leisure services and collecting business rates.

The full list of services includes:

  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Adult Care
  • Children’s Services
  • Car Parks (not including Lush House and Southampton Road)
  • Business Rates
  • Education (schools and early years education)
  • Environment Protection (including noise nuisance, air quality and sewage and drainage)
  • Food Safety & Standards
  • Health & Safety
  • Highways (including potholes and road repairs, signs, most pavements and cycle lanes)
  • Housing
  • Leisure (including Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre)
  • Libraries
  • Licences & Permits (including pavement licences, Environment Health, highway licences and gambling)
  • Pest Control
  • Planning & Building Control
  • Public Health (including SmokeFree Wiltshire, mental health and wellbeing and weight management services)
  • Registration Services (including marriages, births and deaths)
  • Rubbish & Recycling
  • Trading Standards
  • Revenue & Benefits

You can find out more about all the services Wiltshire Council oversees here.

Residents can also visit Wiltshire Council's offices at Bourne Hill in Salisbury.

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