City Labour Councillors propose the ‘reopening’ of City Hall
Heard during a Salisbury Area Board meeting on December 3, it was also approved that Wiltshire Council, who own and manage the building in Malthouse Lane, would be requested to conduct community engagement and consultation through the board of Salisbury representatives, should the usage or outcomes change.
He said: “For all its outdatedness, [the city hall is] a venue which the public holds dear to its heart in Salisbury and I want us, Salisbury Area Board, through Wiltshire Council, to be the ones that take the conversation as to when it can reopen, if it can reopen [and if it is] going to change in any way, to the public of Salisbury.
“[This] is an issue which I think is so important to the people of Salisbury, that we’ve got to be informed ourselves and inform the public so they feel views are being listened to.”
This was wholly supported by councillors, with Cllr John Walsh adding there was an “emotional” element to preserving the city hall, as the building also acted as a memorial to those who died in the Second World War.