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Salisbury "needs to hold its head high"
SALISBURY needs to hold its head high according to Wiltshire Council leader Jane Scott.
She was in the city to launch South Wilts Expo 2012 this morning, and told a business breakfast meeting about the positive effects the Queen's Jubilee visit and Olympic build up had had during the year.
"I have to say we did really well. More than 225,000 people - half the population of Wiltshire - turned out to see the Queen and to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay as it ran through 16 of our cities, towns and villages.
And the return on investment is substantial. The boost to the economy from the five-event days is estimated at well over £1million.
Cllr Scott added that the real challenge is to maintain the success and said the council will continue to work with all its partners, including businesses in the city.
"Today is the start of the work and we are very pleased to support Expo," she said.
Expo 2012 is running throughout today at Salisbury City Hall.