AS SUMMER gets closer and closer, the streets of Salisbury are getting transformed with 2,500 metres of bunting.

Ahead of Salisbury International Arts Festival and National Armed Forces Day, the multicoloured bunting will be appearing to lift and compliment the city.

So far High Street and Catherine Street have been decorated and the rest of the city is aimed to be done by the end of the week, replacing the Christmas lights in the Guildhall Square.

And red, white and blue bunting will be used in particular to celebrate the armed forces day festivities.

Mayor of Salisbury, Mike Osment, said: “The council is delighted to work with the BID, Wiltshire Creative and Wiltshire Council to dress the city for the events over summer.

"This compliments the councils' efforts to keep the streets clean and tidy all year around.”

Wiltshire councillor Pauline Church added: “The city always looks even more attractive when the bunting is up, and we’re delighted that it will be some red, white and blue this year to celebrate Armed Forces Day National Event.”