Home Sense is to open a store in Salisbury

Home Sense is to open a store in Salisbury close to Waitrose on the old Comet site. I happened to walk past today and saw all of the Home Sense signage in the windows.

I also understand that Home Sense is the sister company of TKMaxx who are located The Cross Keys Shopping Centre (Tel:01722 320644).

Home Sense is a home goods store and they have over 30 stores with the some in the North and Midlands but the bulk appear to be in the Southern half of the UK.

The address for the Salisbury branch of Home Sense is:

Churchill Way West
Salisbury
South West England
SP2 7TS

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For more information about the store please visit the HomeSense website

The Devizes Road Zebra Crossing In Salisbury Is Dangerous

The Devizes Road zebra crossing In Salisbury is dangerous and something needs to be done before there is another accident. The crossing is situated at the bottom of Devizes Road (A360) and is just a short distance from the St Paul’s roundabout.

I cross the Devizes Road zebra crossing on a daily basis and it seems to me that drivers just don’t notice the crossing, or they notice it just in time to screech to a halt.

The Devizes Road zebra crossing In Salisbury

The Devizes Road Zebra Crossing In Salisbury

The Devizes Road Zebra Crossing In Salisbury

The worst offenders are those who come up Devizes Road from the roundabout. The road curves around to the left and this leave little time for the drivers to notice people at the crossing.

If you look at the Google Maps picture below you will see what I mean. The map will enlarge if you click on it.

Devizes Road zebra crossing In Salisbury

Devizes Road zebra crossing In Salisbury

One theory is that they exit the roundabout and just put their foot as they make their way out of Salisbury. I also wonder whether the drivers coming down Devizes Road are concentrating more on the traffic ahead and that they are likely to have to stop at the traffic lights.

There have been several accidents at this crossing including a gentleman from the area who was knocked down by a foreign tourist in September of 2013.

There have been calls to relocate the Devizes Road zebra crossing further up the road but apparently the pavement is too narrow and the project would be very expensive. There were also plans for new signage and special Zebrite lighting which would illuminate the crossing. It now appears that only the new signs are to be installed.

Which ever way you look at it, the Devizes Road zebra crossing continues to be a dangerous crossing in my opinion. Hopefully no one else will be injured or worse !.

 

Electric vehicle charging point in Brown Street Car Park

I spotted my first electric vehicle charging point in Salisbury today. The Brown Street car park looks as though it’s being re-developed at the moment because motorcycle parking has moved to an area by the entrance to the car park.

There was talk about turning the Brown Street car park into a coach park for short term coach parking. I believe that long stay coaches would then park up at the Britford park and ride site.

Salisbury currently has Coach Friendly Status and I guess that the powers that be need to make sure that Salisbury keeps it so that Salisbury can compete with rival tourist destinations

At the moment I’m not heard of any confirmed plans Brown Street but I’m certainly curious about the electric vehicle charging point in the car park.

Sunday Lunch At The Radnor Arms in Salisbury

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch at the Radnor Arms in Salisbury yesterday. The Radnor Arms is a lovely country pub in the tiny Village of Nunton just outside of the Cathedral City of Salisbury in South Wiltshire.

We had heard that the pub had recently been refurbished and was under new management. As ever, I had my trusty camera with me and was able to take a photo.

Sunday Lunch at The Radnor Arms pub at Nunton, Salisbury

Sunday Lunch at The Radnor Arms pub at Nunton, Salisbury

We have experienced Sunday lunch at quite a few of the pubs in Salisbury and i have to say that the Radnor Arms is up there with the best of them. If You’re looking for somewhere close to Salisbury for Sunday lunch then this could be the pub for you.

Our visit

We arrived at the Radnor Arms just after 12 as we had arranged to meet my my wife’s Mum, her Brother and his Girlfriend.  We ordered some drinks and I decided to take a wander outside before we ordered our lunch.

The pub has ample parking and a large spacious garden at the back. There are plenty of picnic tables in the garden and even a climbing frame for the children. I also noticed a BBQ area in the garden as well as a large marquee. It looks like the Radnor Arms would make an ideal venue for a large family gathering or a group visit for an outdoor BBQ, Incidentally the landlord is South African so would refer to it as a Braai which is the Afrikaans word for it. This pub also has a sister pub called The Bat and Ball at Breamore nr Fordingbridge

The main bar at the pub is dog friendly which is great as we can take our rescue greyhound with us.

Right, time to order our lovely Sunday lunch

Our Sunday lunch experience

We had a look at the menu where my Wife ordered roast beef and Yorkshire pudding along with four different vegetables while I chose a gammon steak with fried egg and chips.

Our meals arrived very soon after we’d put in our order and the table waitress was very nice and polite, she is certainly a credit to the pub and it’s staff.

My gammon was cooked beautifully and the egg was fried perfectly. The portion size was just right as opposed to the mountains of food that are often served at some of the chain pubs. Our family members also commented on how well cooked the food was so we’ll certainly be going back again in the future.

If you’re looking for a top Sunday lunch in the Salisbury area then I would thoroughly recommend the Radnor Arms at Nunton. You can contact them on 01722 329722 or find them on this map of Nunton

Free Parking After Three in Salisbury

Free parking after three in Salisbury is available from the 30th of June. You can park in Culver Street car park which is a long-stay multi-storey with 528 spaces.

Free parking after three in Salisbury is one of a number of initiatives being launched in time for Salisbury Independents week, which also starts on the 30th of June

Free parking after three in Salisbury follows on from the free Sunday parking initiative that was brought in by Wiltshire Council as a trial and which began on the 6th April 2014.

The decision was made to offer free parking after three to encourage shoppers and visitors to Salisbury. It is hoped that this will increase trade for local businesses in the immediate area as visitors walk to the City centre.

Culver Street Car Park location

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Salisbury Park and Ride

There are also five park and ride sites around Salisbury. These allow people to drive to one of the park and ride sites, park their car in a secure car park and then continue into Salisbury City centre by bus.

More information about the Salisbury Park and Ride service can be found on Wiltshire Council’s website

Free Parking in Salisbury

You can now park for free in Salisbury on a Sunday. You can park at the Culver Street shoppers’ car park.

The free Sunday parking in Culver Street is being offered by Wiltshire Council as a trial and began on the 6th April 2014. The decision was made to offer free car parking on a Sunday to encourage shoppers and visitors to Salisbury. It is hoped that this will increase trade for local businesses in the immediate area as visitors walk to the City centre.

Culver Street car park is a long-stay multi-storey with 528 spaces

Culver Street Car Park location


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Salisbury Park and Ride

There are also five park and ride sites around Salisbury. These allow people to drive to one of the park and ride sites, park their car in a secure car park and then continue into Salisbury City centre by bus.

More information about the Salisbury Park and Ride service can be found on Wiltshire Council’s website

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary in the New Forest

We visited the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary in the New Forest yesterday and had such a lovely time. Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary is just over 20 miles from Salisbury and you can be there in less than an hour. The nearest postcode is SO43 7GQ.

We were quite lucky with the deer at Bolderwood this time as they were fairly close to the viewing platform and I was able to get a few nice photos. There are four species of deer found in the New Forest: Fallow deer, Red deer,Roe deer and Sika Deer.

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary | New Forest

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

It was certainly busy with plenty of people enjoying picnics and this is one of the few places in the New Forest where you can have a barbecue (BBQ).

Barbecue Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

Barbecue Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

The last time we visited we went through Lyndhurst first but, being a bank holiday, we knew that the road into Lyndhurst (A337) from Cadnam and the M27 would be extremely busy and best avoided.

If you intend to drive from Salisbury to the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary then I would suggest leaving Salisbury on the A36 towards Southampton and turning right at the Landford turning. Drive through Landford on the B3079 and turn right into Nomansland.  Carry along Forest Rd and turn right towards Cadman’s Pool and then on until the T-junction. You can then turn left towards the A31 which you will drive under to get to Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

My website has moved

My website has moved – the Cafes in Salisbury website (www.cafesalisbury.sp-2.co.uk) has moved to the Salisbury Way website.

I have a few websites relating to Salisbury but I will be migrating them all including the Restaurants website and the pubs site. Having all of the websites moved under one site will make it far easier for me to manage. The aforementioned sites are plain HTML sites and making site-wide change when there are any more than a dozen pages can be a pain

Salisbury Way is a WordPress website and is a lot easier to manage on a day to day basis.

Openly Local have now listed Salisbury Way as a Hyperlocal Site

I am pleased to announce that Openly Local are now listing the Salisbury Way website as one of it’s hyperlocal sites. There are 677 hyperlocal sites listed so why not take a look along with detailed information about 163 councils.

Openly Local is the ideal place to access information and data about the inner workings of your Local Council.

Hyperlocal Sites in UK & Ireland

If you run a hyper local website about your community and it’s residents, why not visit the hyperlocal section of Openly Local by following this link http://openlylocal.com/hyperlocal_sites

Restaurant News for Salisbury

Salisbury Restaurant news can report that we have some fresh, new restaurants have recently opened here in Salisbury.

Salisbury restaurants are extremely popular with Salisbury residents as well as the many visitors to the city that come to see the Cathedral and also Stonehenge.

The Bangla Lounge

The Bangla Lounge is a new restaurant to open in Salisbury. The Bangla Lounge offers fine Bangladeshi & Indian cuisine and is located at 140 Fisherton Street.
Telephone 01722 334795 / 321010
http://www.restaurantsalisbury.sp-2.co.uk/bangla-lounge.html

Wildwood Restaurant

Wildwood restaurants recently opened a new branch in Queen Street, Salisbury. You can telephone them on 01722 442222
http://www.restaurantsalisbury.sp-2.co.uk/wildwood.html

Bill’s Restaurant

Bill’s restaurant have opened a branch in Salisbury recently in Blue Boar Row on the site formerly occupied by The Chough pub. You can call Bill’s Restaurant on 01722 334570
http://www.restaurantsalisbury.sp-2.co.uk/bills-restaurants.html

Grillado Italian Restaurant

The Grillado Italian Restaurant recently opened in Castle Street on the site formerly occupied by The Da Vinci Italian Restaurant.This restaurant is owned by Solman Farsi, who also runs Indian restaurant Anokaa on Fisherton Street. You can contact the Grillado Restaurant on 01722 324350
http://www.restaurantsalisbury.sp-2.co.uk/grillado-salisbury.html

Pera Palace Turkish Restaurant

The Pera Palace Turkish Restaurant opened recently in Rollestone Street offering authentic Turkish cuisine. You can reach the Pera Palas on 01722 340813.
http://www.restaurantsalisbury.sp-2.co.uk/pera-palas.html

Nando’s Restaurant

Nando’s Restaurant is due to open in Salisbury in mid 2014 on the corner of Queen Street and Milford Street. Nandos restaurant will occupy the former Quality Seconds (QS) store. Incidentally, when Nando’s open a new restaurant they refer to it as a hatching.

Nando’s are also well known for the pieces of art work that they display on the walls of their restaurants. They are thought to have one of the largest collections of South African art outside of Africa.
http://www.restaurantsalisbury.sp-2.co.uk/nandos-salisbury.html