In the past four months, as the city was locked down, there have been a few interesting changes in Salisbury city centre.

New businesses have opened up, others have closed or relocated and new artwork has been installed.

Those who have been out and about will have already spotted a few differences.

But if you haven't had a chance to visit the city centre yet, here are some of the big changes you might have missed.

Turning Point

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This new statue in the Market Place has been gifted to the city as a 'marker of confidence', contributing to a sense of optimism for the future of Salisbury.

'Turning Point' was created by John Maine RA.

At 4.2 metres high and an estimated weight of 5 tons, the sculpture is built in seven courses of granite and shaped in the form of a spire. 

It was installed last week.

Cathedral sculptures

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Salisbury Cathedral's outdoor sculptures have been removed.

The artworks were part of its Spirit and Endeavour exhibition celebrating the cathedral's 800th anniversary.

City Hall vaccination hub

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This Wiltshire Council-owned building, formerly a music venue, was turned into a large-scale vaccination hub back in January.

Since then, thousands of people have received their first, and now second, jab.

Run by NHS staff and volunteers, the venue will continue to be used as a vaccination site for the foreseeable.

The Salisbury Office

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This new venture aims to help those who have been forced to work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This independent workspace on Endless Street offers nine ‘pods’ that people can hire by the day, week or month.

What Cobblers

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This cobbler shop on Brown Street closed down temporarily in March.

Owner Simon Acreman, 32, says he was given two weeks notice to vacate the premises after struggling to pay rent as a result of the pandemic.

He is now on the lookout for new premises.

New coffee shops

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Two new coffee shops have opened in Salisbury during lockdown.

They are Sonder Coffee on the High Street and The Salisbury Orangery in the old Compleat Artist building on Crane Street.

Both are family-run and have been open for just a few weeks.

Outdoor bars

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Two outdoor bars have opened in Churchill Gardens and Victoria Park.

The Wood Bar serves locally roasted coffee, cakes and ice cream and has outdoor seating at both locations.

They will be open until at least the end of September.

Clearway Pets

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A new pet shop opened in Cross Keys Shopping Centre, in the space previously occupied by A-Plan Insurance, on February 6. 

The business is run by Mike and Emily Adamson, aged 26 and 22.

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