Managing parking effectively to improve retail activity in and accessibility to the Salisbury City Centre will require an extra and on-going effort from the retailers, business managers and their staff.
Whilst this matter has been a thorn in everyone’s side for a long time, we all need to recognise that without customers, the City Centre will not thrive. If those of us who work in the City Centre park just that bit further away from busy shopping areas, our customers can then be given the priority they deserve. This is the essence of good customer service. Anyone of us who work in the City Centre recognise the scarcity of car parking spaces, a change in parking behaviour will provide our customers with options that are surely going to improve their experience and likelihood of returning.
To succeed in business we need to give our customers and visitors the best experience we can – and driving around and around car parks looking for a space is not one of them.
Promoting available car parking areas will only be effective if car parks are available more frequently due to a change in our parking behaviour. It’s our responsibility and we, the business community in Salisbury must take the initiative. The benefits for City Centre businesses will then be evident.
Designated ‘all day’ areas around the City Centre will be made available and those of us who work 9-5 (or similar) will be expected to use them. (please see attached map)Those who work shorter hours will also be encouraged to use these areas as often as possible. Council will continue to explore additional parking options that satisfy short, medium and long term parking for customers, visitors and staff.
Discussion and feedback on some of the issues that clearly will result from this plan are welcomed and should be directed to Chris Mc Donald (Salisbury City Centre Business Association) on 0414 813202 during business hours.
Salisbury City Centre Christmas Parade is now over for another year. We would like to thank everyone who was involved in a most successful community event. From the Sponsors, volunteers and most especially all who participated to make an event of this size possible.
We will be posting a number of photo’s very soon of the Parade so please check again soon and see the many different entrants of our Community Christmas Parade.
Again, a big thank you to our Sponsors Martin Real Estate & The Parafield Gardens Community Club, and supported by the Businesses of the City Centre and the City Of Salisbury.
We hope to see all here next year on Saturday November 21st for the 2015 Salisbury Community Christmas Parade
The Salisbury City Centre Business Association is excited about the release of our new website that will make finding your heart’s desire in Salisbury a fast and fun experience. Containing a business directory of the many wonderful stores, the website works on mobile devices and tablets so that people can easily connect with their desired service, on the go. Local businesses are invited to promote their latest deals and special offers and keep viewers up-to-date with what’s going on in their city centre.
Local businesses that would like to take part in the new website directory are encouraged to contact Chris McDonald from Salisbury City Centre Business Association on 8281 3202 or 0414 813 202. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.