I have lived here for the past 17 years and have been witness to many unfortunate changes. Salisbury has always been renowned locally for being dodgy and generally **** but, in the last few years, things have really gotten worse. So much worse, in fact, that most people I know here avoid the town centre and other spots pretty much completely.
There is no better way to describe our **** problem other than the fact there are now city rangers employed by Salisbury BID to make sure nobody disrupts tourist groups or starts fights. And ****, do they have a tough job ahead of them.
Swathes of youths loiter around the Old George Mall, dressed in they’re Napajiri coats and Armani shirts, blocking entrances and shouting at passers-by, blasting their **** music through cheap Bluetooth speakers and calling people ‘mush’. Don’t tell me, after being shouted out and threatened by yobbos, that you really want to see a big pointy thing?
In short, save the train fare and be lucky you don’t live here.
Salisbury – well there’s two types of people
Andover: gulag of Hampshire
Shaftesbury – it’s great if you’re old and rich
Salisbury… Dear God, what a boring, depressing dump!
Andover – The town where dreams are made & then shattered!
Salisbury: I spy with my 3rd eye
Warminster, the hidden sh*thole of roadmen and squaddie mattresses