Interview with ex-Salisbury FC Matt Tubbs
A video interview with ex-White Matt Tubbs, who was recently at Crawley and now plays at Bournemouth.
Help for Wiltshire low-scoring food businesses
A follow on from the Scores on the Doors initiative that was reported in the Journal and in my previous Salisbury news post
Wiltshire Council is attempting to work with the restaurants that scored badly to try to raise standards:
Cabinet member for public protection, Keith Humphries, said: “We would always prefer to support and help businesses rather than have to do go down the last resort of enforcement. This project will go a long way into ensuring the public is enjoying higher quality standards of food.”
“It is crucial that businesses selling food to the public are meeting the legal standards of safety.”
Salisbury Cathedral – events at Easter
Easter events at the Big Church:
While I think of it, it’s possibly worth mentioning that Antony Gormley’s Sculpture Flare II is in the Cathedral until September of this year. I really like ‘Flare II’. It’s similar to the Gormley sculpture next to the Millenium Dome in that from some angles a human figure is visible within what looks like random metalwork.
Wilton Eco-park grant
The Department for Energy and Climate Change has awarded £52,000 from the Local Energy Assessment Fund to the project.
Great bustard sculpture arts trail in Warminster
I really like this idea. Sculptures of bustards get sponsored and decorated by local business and organisations. Last year Bristol was full of gorillas, and I think Bournemouth was decorated with lions.
Wilton Development Centre for Young People opens
- Wilton Development Centre for Young People – Official Opening – Monday 20th February 2012 | WilCAP – Wilton Community Area Partnership
Geoffrey Howe weighs in on Edward Heath’s Salisbury home Arundells
Sir Geoffrey wrote a letter to the Wiltshire Council saying that it’s:
“important for these symbols of our recent political history not to be destroyed”.
“I have in mind, as a parallel, the former home in France of their comparable political leader, General de Gaulle,” he said.
“It is certainly unthinkable that any French governmental authority (national or local) would hesitate to permit the continued use of such a house as a national monument.”
I would love the house to stay open but I disagree with Howe. de Gaulle was a unique figure in French political history. He was the founder of the Fifth French Republic. He was its first President and he probably saved France from Civil War in 1958.
Heath was certainly a significant figure but I don’t believe that in this sense, he’s comparable to de Gaulle.
Previous Salisbury News
- South Wiltshire Core Strategy Development Plan
- Salisbury News: Arundells, Fairtrade, Whites DVD, TUC Book and Amnesty Garden
- Salisbury News: Eco-park grant, Easter, Tubbs, Walk for Wards and Arundells
- Salisbury News: Plain English, Salisbury ‘Oyster’, Ted Heath and Lost Railways of Wiltshire
- Salisbury, England News: Museum grant, Race for Life, Coward at the Playhouse and Desert Island Salisbury
- Salisbury, UK News: Medieval tents, Magna Carta, Shine 4 Wiltshire and Songs of Praise
- Salisbury News: Switchover, Civic Awards, the Moon and ‘Spoons
- Salisbury news: big beasts, Blades, and the art of Cranborne Chase
- Sheffield United vs. Salisbury City
- Salisbury, Wiltshire News: Falcons, bustards, salmon, sewers and the Druids Lodge Confederacy
- Salisbury News: Insulation, TV, Art in Wiltshire and the Jubilee
- Salisbury, UK news: Giant-killing, Hardy’s Wessex, Dads Army
- Salisbury news: Civic Society, the Boy Bishop and more on Stonehenge
- Stonehenge news: cursus pits, floodlights, and the Solstice procession
- Salisbury, England News: parking, panto, Mayors Prize Draw
- Dorothy L Sayers in Salisbury