Do you want stricter rules on eateries?

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PEOPLE in Salisbury have until April 20 to complete a survey on whether new food and drink premises in the city should be subject to stricter rules to balance a good mix of venues with an enjoyable night out.

To comment on the consultation visit wiltshire.gov.uk/salis bury-cia-2014-survey.htm. Paper copies are available from the council offices in Milford Street.

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1:36pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Jennifer Williams says...

The link does not work so just be aware of that, you need to search through to find the survey.
The link does not work so just be aware of that, you need to search through to find the survey. Jennifer Williams
  • Score: 3

1:39pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Jennifer Williams says...

Now cannot find it at all on the council website - perhaps this is part of their plan then to say they never received input!!!
Now cannot find it at all on the council website - perhaps this is part of their plan then to say they never received input!!! Jennifer Williams
  • Score: 7

3:16pm Wed 12 Mar 14

RAFRetd says...

This works

http://www.wiltshire
.gov.uk/salisbury-ci
a-2014-survey.htm
This works http://www.wiltshire .gov.uk/salisbury-ci a-2014-survey.htm RAFRetd
  • Score: 4

8:09am Thu 13 Mar 14

hillyanne says...

Far too many "eateries" in Salisbury.They seem to be springing up everywhere.We shall soon be known for these,charity shops,expensive parking,dirty streets(and already dirty,oil-stained market square)and a cathedral attached somewhere.
Oh dear!
Far too many "eateries" in Salisbury.They seem to be springing up everywhere.We shall soon be known for these,charity shops,expensive parking,dirty streets(and already dirty,oil-stained market square)and a cathedral attached somewhere. Oh dear! hillyanne
  • Score: -3

12:16pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Jennifer Williams says...

Thanks - that link did work
Thanks - that link did work Jennifer Williams
  • Score: 1

10:40pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Schoolmum999 says...

Thanks for the link. I completed the survey, but it wasn't really about 'eateries', it was more about whether I felt safe in Salisbury. It is also very poorly worded.

I agree with hillyanne that there are too many restaurants in Salisbury. I can think of five that have opened in the last few months. Yes they need staff to run them, but so did the businesses that were there before them. Salisbury have lots of charity shops, restaurants, betting shops and not much else.
Thanks for the link. I completed the survey, but it wasn't really about 'eateries', it was more about whether I felt safe in Salisbury. It is also very poorly worded. I agree with hillyanne that there are too many restaurants in Salisbury. I can think of five that have opened in the last few months. Yes they need staff to run them, but so did the businesses that were there before them. Salisbury have lots of charity shops, restaurants, betting shops and not much else. Schoolmum999
  • Score: -2

1:33pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Richard Clewer says...

I understand that many people have concerns about too many restaurants. It does however strike me that they would not all open up if there were not customers wanting to eat in them.

In the final analysis the number of restaurants in the City will be determined by the number that the people of Salisbury will support by eating in them. A question of voting with our stomachs I think.
I understand that many people have concerns about too many restaurants. It does however strike me that they would not all open up if there were not customers wanting to eat in them. In the final analysis the number of restaurants in the City will be determined by the number that the people of Salisbury will support by eating in them. A question of voting with our stomachs I think. Richard Clewer
  • Score: 10

7:26pm Fri 14 Mar 14

AuraTodd says...

Most normal cathedral cities have a Primark, Wilko's, a Range. What do we have? Mainly cafe's, cardshops...Need I say more?
Most normal cathedral cities have a Primark, Wilko's, a Range. What do we have? Mainly cafe's, cardshops...Need I say more? AuraTodd
  • Score: 0

7:55pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Grampie says...

Richard Clewer wrote:
I understand that many people have concerns about too many restaurants. It does however strike me that they would not all open up if there were not customers wanting to eat in them.

In the final analysis the number of restaurants in the City will be determined by the number that the people of Salisbury will support by eating in them. A question of voting with our stomachs I think.
I never thought I would agree with Richard Clewer.

As long as I do not have to bail them out, there can be as many as you like. It is called creating jobs. After all we could do with that in this city.

Shame that so many pubs have closed, and the bus station, the coach station is going, so is the police station, youth centers, Hillcote, Douglas Arter Center.

On the other hand we will have a wonderful new superstore on a flood plane, where nobody wants it, an empty market square, where you could park for a short while before and potholes in Ashley Road, Queen Alexandra, in fact everywhere.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Clewer[/bold] wrote: I understand that many people have concerns about too many restaurants. It does however strike me that they would not all open up if there were not customers wanting to eat in them. In the final analysis the number of restaurants in the City will be determined by the number that the people of Salisbury will support by eating in them. A question of voting with our stomachs I think.[/p][/quote]I never thought I would agree with Richard Clewer. As long as I do not have to bail them out, there can be as many as you like. It is called creating jobs. After all we could do with that in this city. Shame that so many pubs have closed, and the bus station, the coach station is going, so is the police station, youth centers, Hillcote, Douglas Arter Center. On the other hand we will have a wonderful new superstore on a flood plane, where nobody wants it, an empty market square, where you could park for a short while before and potholes in Ashley Road, Queen Alexandra, in fact everywhere. Grampie
  • Score: 5

8:05pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Grampie says...

RAFRetd wrote:
This works

http://www.wiltshire

.gov.uk/salisbury-ci

a-2014-survey.htm
It looks like the Council want to impose even more conditions on pubs, which will be their death knell.

Years ago pubs never had bouncers, now the private police forces patrol the city at night, as well as the good street pastors.

Problem is the ordinary pub has to pay for these people to satisfy the council officers and no doubt it is the last straw for some of them.
[quote][p][bold]RAFRetd[/bold] wrote: This works http://www.wiltshire .gov.uk/salisbury-ci a-2014-survey.htm[/p][/quote]It looks like the Council want to impose even more conditions on pubs, which will be their death knell. Years ago pubs never had bouncers, now the private police forces patrol the city at night, as well as the good street pastors. Problem is the ordinary pub has to pay for these people to satisfy the council officers and no doubt it is the last straw for some of them. Grampie
  • Score: 5

12:28pm Sat 15 Mar 14

karlmarx says...

Nothing against Salisbury being swamped with restaurants and junk food outlets. We should all remember this though while we are stuffing our faces, Salisbury City is where the Trussell Trust was founded and currently there are over 1 million families dependent on free food handouts. Think on that and, please give generously, thank you.
Nothing against Salisbury being swamped with restaurants and junk food outlets. We should all remember this though while we are stuffing our faces, Salisbury City is where the Trussell Trust was founded and currently there are over 1 million families dependent on free food handouts. Think on that and, please give generously, thank you. karlmarx
  • Score: -3

4:59pm Sat 15 Mar 14

AuraTodd says...

karlmarx wrote:
Nothing against Salisbury being swamped with restaurants and junk food outlets. We should all remember this though while we are stuffing our faces, Salisbury City is where the Trussell Trust was founded and currently there are over 1 million families dependent on free food handouts. Think on that and, please give generously, thank you.
Shame people like Edwina Curry want to close them down. I think they are great and help people, shame she can't see that.
[quote][p][bold]karlmarx[/bold] wrote: Nothing against Salisbury being swamped with restaurants and junk food outlets. We should all remember this though while we are stuffing our faces, Salisbury City is where the Trussell Trust was founded and currently there are over 1 million families dependent on free food handouts. Think on that and, please give generously, thank you.[/p][/quote]Shame people like Edwina Curry want to close them down. I think they are great and help people, shame she can't see that. AuraTodd
  • Score: 0

6:06pm Sat 15 Mar 14

karlmarx says...

AuraTodd wrote:
karlmarx wrote:
Nothing against Salisbury being swamped with restaurants and junk food outlets. We should all remember this though while we are stuffing our faces, Salisbury City is where the Trussell Trust was founded and currently there are over 1 million families dependent on free food handouts. Think on that and, please give generously, thank you.
Shame people like Edwina Curry want to close them down. I think they are great and help people, shame she can't see that.
The Trussell Trust released the figures with a poll showing 70% of voters want Government action. An overwhelming majority branded the rise of food banks a “national disgrace.”

It also found 50% of families had cut back on food in the last year to pay bills.

70% of voters, ignored. 50% had to cut back on food last year, half the population. Economic recovery?
[quote][p][bold]AuraTodd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]karlmarx[/bold] wrote: Nothing against Salisbury being swamped with restaurants and junk food outlets. We should all remember this though while we are stuffing our faces, Salisbury City is where the Trussell Trust was founded and currently there are over 1 million families dependent on free food handouts. Think on that and, please give generously, thank you.[/p][/quote]Shame people like Edwina Curry want to close them down. I think they are great and help people, shame she can't see that.[/p][/quote]The Trussell Trust released the figures with a poll showing 70% of voters want Government action. An overwhelming majority branded the rise of food banks a “national disgrace.” It also found 50% of families had cut back on food in the last year to pay bills. 70% of voters, ignored. 50% had to cut back on food last year, half the population. Economic recovery? karlmarx
  • Score: -3

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