THE Liberal Democrats' will look to "transform" Salisbury for the benefit of its residents and its environment.

That is if the party is elected at the upcoming county, town and parish council elections.

The party is asking voters to "give the Liberal Democrats the chance to take a new approach", to make the city "a national leader in how to run a council for its people’s benefit".

Elections take place on Thursday, May 6.

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Novichok, coronavirus, and the environment

Lib Dems say they will work with residents and communities to recover from the impact of Novichok, coronavirus pandemic and to build a "stronger, greener, more prosperous, more caring and more progressive city".

It adds: "The council needs more courage and vision to take on the challenges of the future and do better for its residents."

The party also says it is committed to "ending the traffic chaos in Salisbury",

Its immediate priorities would be a wide scale review and consultation of our whole transport infrastructure, a review of parking and charges in the city to encourage footfall, and fixing pavements and potholes.

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Other priorities would include establishing area board forums with funding and power to bring decision-making closer to communities, convening a citizen’s assembly of local people to discuss and debate major issues from environmental policy to social care, and supporting local businesses through "better infrastructure", prioritising vocational training, and using local suppliers as a council.

Candidates include Brian Dalton in Harnham West, Peter Edge in Wilton, and Victoria Charleston in St Paul's.

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To read the manifesto in full, click here.

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