We use essential cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our cookies page.

Essential Cookies

Essential cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. For example, the selections you make here about which cookies to accept are stored in a cookie.

You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics Cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify you.

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are ones planted by other websites while using this site. This may occur (for example) where a Twitter or Facebook feed is embedded with a page. Selecting to turn these off will hide such content.

Skip to main content


Salesbury Parish Council are embarking on some exciting projects during 2022/2023 


Jubilee Path - what an exciting idea to develop a path in commemoration of the Platinum Jubilee!  

First stage - biodiversity survey to be arranged and a tree survey.   3 x quotations for the laying of the path  - grant applications for the works.

Second stage - to put in a planning application.

Third Stage - if planning permission is granted then instruct works for the trees, biodiversity recommendations and path layers


Projects 2021/22


Lest We Forget 2021



Two displays have been co-ordinated and installed by Salesbury Parish Council in remembrance of all who have lost their lives in war. One on Hazel Moor, Salesbury and the other by the Memorial Tree in Copster Green (opposite Yu).

Following a number of requests from residents of Salesbury Parish; councillors voted unanimously to purchase two soldier silhouettes, known as ‘Unknown Tommys’. These were crafted by British Armed Forces Veterans at Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, part of Royal British Legion Industries. An extra Tommy was sent and the Parish Council voted to keep it and have three soldier silhouettes [unknown soldier] to display around the village.

Whilst deciding where to place our Tommys, the idea of an accompanying poppy display was born.


The flow of poppies from Tommy represents all the lives lost during war and the memories of comrades, family, medics, auxiliary staff & animals that he carries with him forever.

Whilst red poppies represent the loss of millions of human souls, the purple poppies represent the lives of the animals sacrificed during acts of war. These animals had no choice but to fight and work in horrific conditions, often suffering agonising deaths from wounds, starvation, thirst, exhaustion, disease and exposure. Over eight million horses together with countless mules and donkeys died in World War I alone. They were used in cavalry troops and to transport soldiers, ammunition and provisions as well as retrieving those who were injured or killed. Over 300,000 carrier pigeons ‘served’ as messengers; dogs have been trained to detect mines in later wars and even camels, elephants, rats, glow-worms and dolphins have played their parts.

Over 400 poppies were crafted by one of the councillors and painted with the help of some of the children from Copster Green. They were arranged by two councillors and their partners.

The vast majority of the plastic bottles used to create the poppies were collected and donated by Mick & Bernie Ellison who run the bar at Langho Football Club, whilst some were recovered from litter picking within the parish.

The cost of nets was covered by a kind donation from a local resident.

All unused plastic has been recycled appropriately.

We are very grateful to all those who have contributed to these displays and hope you enjoy them.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Laurence Binyon – For The Fallen



middle green  Tommy middle green Tommy
Hazel Moor Tommy Hazel Moor Tommy