The Queen's Jubilee Visit to Salisbury - 1 May 2012

23rd Apr 2012 9:30 am

As part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour the Queen and Prince Philip will be visiting Salisbury on Tuesday 1st May.

The Close will play host to a number of activities with performances from actors in period costume and displays of falconry. Maypole and morris dances will take place, as well as Gambian drummers and a medieval combat re-enactment.

An armed services band will be performing and they will be hosting an inflatable assault course for families to enjoy. A medieval-themed event will take place in Salisbury because of its links to the Magna Carta at Cathedral Close on May 1 from 10am to 5.30pm.

All Wiltshire’s community areas will each be represented with a tent packed with activities, artefacts and locally-sourced refreshments, as well as other ideas which show just what makes each community unique.

Wiltshire Council’s Shine 4 Wiltshire winners, The Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir, will be performing along with the Prince of Wales Marching Band.

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Free Park & Ride for Diamond Jubilee Event on Tuesday May 1st

People will be able to travel to the fun-packed Wiltshire Diamond Jubilee Celebration event on May 1 for free after Wiltshire Council announced Salisbury’s Park & ride service will not be charging that day.

The frequency of the Park & Ride service will also be increased with buses leaving for Salisbury city centre every 12 to 15 minutes from all five sites. Extra buses are on standby should demand exceed expectations. The last Park & Ride buses will leave Salisbury at 6.40pm.

Road Closures for Diamond Jubilee Event on Tuesday May 1st

In order for the party to travel down Fisherton Street and the High Street, and to allow as many people as possible to see the party, it will be necessary to close these two streets between 11:20—12:30 and 13:30—14:40.
Re-opening times, however, will be a decision made by the Police according to the number of pedestrians still remaining in the streets.

Pedestrian access to the Close will be via St. Ann’s Gate. Access will be available via the High Street Gate for those with restricted mobility and only after the Royal party has passed through.

Lush House Car park will be will be designated for Blue Badge holders only.