Creating a New Cultural Strategy

I have always considered it one of my main priorities to campaign to improve Salisbury to make it a more attractive place for my constituents to live and for tourists to visit.

The future prosperity of South Wiltshire depends on going beyond merely relying on our world-leading heritage sites or our retail outlets. We need to do more to harness our cultural and creative sectors to put Salisbury on the map as a destination of choice for music, theatre, cinema, and the library.

In 2018, I brought together key stakeholders from Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Creative to help commission a new cultural strategy for Salisbury. As part of this I am pushing for a major capital investment to create a brand new cultural/creative quarter as part of the Maltings redevelopment.


Salisbury: the Future High Streets Fund

Excellent news today from Local Government minister Luke Hall, confirming £9.4m for Salisbury from the Future High Streets Fund after the proposal was updated by Wiltshire Council.

English Heritage: Old Sarum

I had an excellent tour of Old Sarum this afternoon with English Heritage CEO Kate Mavor and her team. Please make sure to come and visit over the Christmas period!

English Tourism Week - Visit Salisbury!

It’s English Tourism Week and I have been out and about all day in Salisbury, meeting with local businesses, retailers and attractions. Salisbury is one of England’s finest cathedral cities, and there is so much for local people and tourists alike to enjoy.