Sven Hocking

Sven Hocking

About Sven

I am a Salisbury lad, went to School at Bishops and have lived in Tollgate Road for 26 years this July. I am a keen angler and cricketer and run a local business, and am standing for election in the newly created Harnham East in May...

I am currently the elected Member for St Martins and Cathedral Ward where I have held the Wiltshire Council seat since the last Elections and a Salisbury City Council seat for the last two. I am the Wiltshire Council Highways and Streetscene Portfolio, the Chair the Community Area Transport Group, Vice Chair of the Salisbury Area Board (SAB) and sit on the Southern Area Planning Committee, Friary Interagency Group and Harnham Neighbourhood Association. I am also Salisbury City Councillor where I Chair the Services Committee and sit on the Finance Committee and Environmental Working Group.

As previous Chair and current Vice-Chair of the SAB I have advised on the Salisbury Community Area Framework and High Street Fund which will prioritise a facelift to the railway station, improvements to Fisherton Street, more pedestrianisation and people friendly streets, instigated the City’s street nameplate repair program, led the way on structuring the City’s environmental policies around climate change and supported grant funding for some 30 local community and volunteer groups.

I am open to discussion about anything and everything. If you want to help get things done and perhaps help shape the future of the city, then come and talk to me (07868 653394) or email

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Sven's Latest Projects

As a Conservative Wiltshire and City Councillor I will continue to find ways to change things for the better.


I have resurfaced the really bad bits of Downton Road with stage two to follow in the next year or so, re-surfaced Chichester Close, fixed the broken slabs in a dozen streets (due to C-19 not as many as I’d hoped (!) but the pavements in Downton Road and Burford Avenue are due to be re-laid in the spring.  

Safer Streets: 

I have introduced Litter Enforcement and City Centre Security Officers which has led to dramatic reductions rubbish blowing round the streets and street drinking with its resultant antisocial behaviour. 

Your Street: 

I have instigated the street nameplate repaint, repair and replace scheme which has seen hundreds of new and replaced road name signs city wide with Harnham and Bishopdown the next two Wards to benefit.

Bus Shelters: 

Through the Salisbury Community Area Transport Group (CATG) we have provided a dozen bus shelters throughout the City .

Climate Change and the Environment: 

Having Chaired the biggest joint Salisbury Area Board and City Council Climate Emergency Forum (that’s me sat down to the left of the screen) I am looking forward to when we can hold another where we can catch up on and tell everybody how much we have progressed over the last year .