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Our city isn't 'on a downward slide'
3:50pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in Postbag
I HAVE to completely disagree with the letter in the Journal (Postbag, August 29) talking about the ‘downward slide’ of our city.
Salisbury has one of the lowest unemployment levels in the country and lowest crime levels in the country.
It also has the lowest percentage of empty shops of any comparable or larger town centre in the country.
The economic situation has been difficult but we are now seeing clear signs that it is improving.
We have improved New Canal, the Market Place improvements are near completion and events are already lined up to bring more visitors to the city.
The Christmas Market was a great success last year and will happen again this year.
We need to be positive about our city and talk it up - talk about the benefits of coming and the events we are putting on, not to put it down in the press.
RICHARD CLEWER, Wiltshire councillor St Paul’s Ward, Salisbury and Portfolio Holder for Housing
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