THE final Salisbury cordons are expected to be removed in the coming weeks, before a targeted recovery plan will be put into place.

Chairman of the recovery co-ordinating group Alistair Cunningham said he was expecting Zizzi to be handed back from police "in the next couple of weeks" to start refurbishment.

"That's a very good sign because that's the last Salisbury site in the centre," he said.

The Skripals' and DS Bailey's houses are also expected to be handed back to recovery for cleaning, and the police and council are set to re-enter their Bourne Hill offices in the near future.

Mr Cunningham said there had been a "steep fall" in visitors to the city after events in March but it was "in effect back to normal" before the second incident, and that the recovery group is now looking to increase footfall again.

He said people who live around Salisbury who may now visit Bath, Winchester and Southampton need to be brought back, as well as encouraging domestic visitors from around the UK.

And Mr Cunningham said planned events, including hosting the national Armed Forces Day ceremony next year will all have an impact on boosting the city.

"We've got an organised approach to rebuilding that tourism economy as well as a plan agreed for the next two years with government for stimulating the economy, tourism and cultural development."

Mr Cunningham had just come off the back of responding to the impact of heavy snow in the county when he got the call to visit Wiltshire Police HQ because "another incident was underway" on March 5.

"We went to the meeting and what was actually happening unfolded in front of us," he said. "As more information out the whole thing became a much more significant incident."

He was tasked with chairing the Salisbury recovery co-ordinating group, using knowledge from previous training on major incidents (including plane and train crashes and stadium collapses).

The recovery plan included supporting residents impacted by the incident and helping the business community to keep money coming in and prevent redundancies. The group also assisted with the decontamination and cleaning of sites and prioritising the most important, and keeping people up to date through public meetings.

But Mr Cunningham said recovery was "knocked back" when the second situation became clear in Amesbury.

"You heard what was happening and hoped for the best, but unfortunately we got the worst out of it," he said.

"Previously there had been an awful attack on the Skripals, they'd survived and the city was recovering - it did give a different feeling to it the second time. There's that heavy heart that sits alongside knowing that someone's been killed.

"It could never be the same, after someone had died."

"It brought a different feeling to recovery. We were all committed to it but you had in the back of your mind. It impacted everyone who was involved."

Mr Cunningham said the second incident brought "a feeling of uncertainty over public risk".

"I think people have accepted that there is risk in life generally and have accepted that this leaves a low risk," he added.