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We hope the site helps you to find the information you need on the Town Council, Amesbury, and its surrounding area. Do feel free to send your comments or questions to us and we will do our best to help you further.

 

Amesbury is situated 8 miles north of Salisbury, with Salisbury Plain further to the north. The town is surrounded by an ancient landscape. The parish boundary of Amesbury encompasses the Neolithic site of Stonehenge - a world heritage site which attracts over a million visitors a year.

 

Amesbury is steeped in history. It is an older settlement than Salisbury, founded in 979 when an Abbey was built.

 

Over the past 30 years the town has seen major housing developments to the south, with Kings Gate the most recent, still under construction.

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Notice of Election UK Parliamentary Election for Salisbury Constituency

NOTICE OF ELECTION

UK Parliamentary Election

for  

SALISBURY CONSTITUENCY

1. An Election is to be held for a Member of Parliament to serve Salisbury Constituency.  

2. Nomination papers can be obtained from:

  • the Electoral Commission website at: http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/uk-parliamentary-general-election-great-britain
  • Main Reception at County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
  • Main Reception, The Council House, Bourne Hill, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3UZ
  • Main Reception at Council Offices, Monkton Park, Chippenham SN15 1ER
  • By telephoning Wiltshire Electoral Services on 0300 456 0112

3. Nomination papers must be hand delivered to the Actinq Returninq Officer or his appointed electoral staff (not reception staff) on any working day after the date of this notice, between the hours of 10am and 4pm from Tuesday 12 November 2019 until Thursday 14 November 2019 but no later than 4pm on Thursday 14 November 2019

4. Nomination papers can only be hand delivered to the following two locations:

  • Main Reception at County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN Please ask for a member of the Electoral Services Team on arrival
  • Main Reception, The Council House, Bourne Hill, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3UZ Please ask for a member of the Electoral Services Team on arrival

5. The £500 deposit may be paid by legal tender or by means of a banker’s draft from a drawer which carries on business as a banker in the United Kingdom or by debit or credit card or the electronic transfer of funds.  American Express cannot be accepted. The bank details of the council are Wiltshire Council, with the sort code 40-44-33, and account number 51460021. Please quote 900001 and candidates surname and initial as a reference.

6. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019

7. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

 8. Applications for postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN by Spm on Tuesday 26 November 2019

9. Amendments or cancellations of postal or proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN by Spm on Tuesday 26 November 2019

10. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN by Spm on Wednesday 4 December 2019

11. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN by Spm on Thursday 12 December 2019. The physical incapacity must have occurred after Spm on Wednesday 4 December 2019. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after Spm on Wednesday 4 December

Dated Monday 11 November 2019                                                                           

Dr Carlton Brand

Acting Returning Officer

Printed and published by the Acting Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN

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Temporary Closure and No waiting at any time restriction of: Various Byways.

Wiltshire Council


Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984


Various Temporary Traffic Restrictions: Stonehenge Winter Solstice 2019
(Ref: TTRO 6311)


Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to:


Temporarily close to all vehicles, Pedestrians and Equestrians:

(a) Byway 10 (Part), Durrington; from its junction with Fargo Road to its junction with Byway 12, Amesbury / A344.

(b) Byway 12 (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with Byway 10, Durrington / crossing the A344 over to its junction with A303 (T).

(c) Byway 12 (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with A303 (T) in a southerly direction to its junction with Byway 1, Wilsford cum Lake.

(d) Byway 1 (Part), Wilsford cum Lake; from its junction with Byway 12, Amesbury to its junction with Byway 11, Berwick St James.

(e) Byway 11 (Part), Berwick St James; from its junction with Byway 1, Wilsford cum Lake to its junction with Byway 16, Woodford.

(f) Byway 16 (Part), Woodford; from its junction with Byway 11, Berwick St James to its junction with A360, Druids Lodge.

(g) Byway 11 (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with A303 (T) in a southerly direction to its junction with Byway 2, Wilsford cum Lake.

(h) Byway 2, (Part), Wilsford cum Lake; from its junction with Byway 11, Amesbury to its junction with Footpath 3 at Springbottom Farm, Wilsford cum Lake.

(i) Fargo Road, From its Junction with the A345 to a point 300m North at Woodhenge.

(j) Footpath 4, Durrington, From its Junction with the A345, to its Junc with Fargo Road.

(k) B3086, Southbound only from Rollestone Cross Roads to A360 Airmans Cross Roundabout.

And to introduce a temporary No Waiting at Any Time restriction on the following lengths of road:

(l) A360 (Part) Winterbourne Stoke; from its junction with A303 Longbarrow Roundabout to its junction with A344 (Airman’s Corner).


(m) A360 (Part) Winterbourne Stoke; from its junction with A344 (Airman’s Corner) in a westerly direction towards Shrewton for a distance of approximately 1 kilometre.

(n) B3086 (Part) Winterbourne Stoke / Shrewton; from its junction with A360 / A344 (Airman’s Corner) in a northerly direction to its junction with The Packway (Rollestone Crossroads).

(o) Fargo Road, From its Junction with the A345 to its junction with Fargo Close.

(p) C42, Stonehenge Road, Amesbury, from its junction with West Amesbury Road to the A303.

These Orders are made to ensure public safety during the period of the Solstice celebration at Stonehenge.

Sections (a) to (j) will come into operation at 00:01hrs on Wednesday 18th December 2019 and will remain in force until 09:00hrs on Monday 23rd December 2019.

Section (k) will come into operation at 00:01hrs 22nd December 2019 and remina in force until 12 noon on Sunday 22nd December.

Sections (i) – (p) will come into operation at 06:00hrs on Saturday 21st December 2019 and will remain in force until 12 noon on Sunday 22nd December 2019.

The Orders for sections (a) – (k) will have a maximum duration of six months.

The Order for sections (l) – (p) will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information on the Winter Solstice please contact English Heritage on 0370 333 1181.

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

12 December 2019

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Temporary Closure of: A3028 High Street (Part), Bulford and A3028 Bulford Hill, Durrington

Wiltshire Council

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of: A3028 High Street (Part), Bulford and A3028 Bulford Hill, Durrington (Ref: TTRO 6299)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic

- A3028 High Street (Part), Bulford; from its junction with Orchard End to its junction with A3028 Bulford Hill;

- A3028 Bulford Hill, Durrington; from its junction with A3028 High Street to its junction with B3085 Bulford Road

To enable: Tarmac to carry out carriageway hand patching and associated maintenance works.

Alternative route: via A3098 (unaffected length) - A345 - London Road - Porton Road - Tisbury Road - Salisbury Road and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation on 11th December 2019 and the closure will be required between the hours of 19:00 and 00:00 until 12th December 2019.  It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions.  Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.  The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Davina Tigwell (Atkins) on 01225 730376

Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

5th December 2019

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Bonfire / Firework Event 2019

A huge thank you for everyone who came to the Bonfire & Firework event on Saturday 9th November.  Although it rained during the day, it thankfully held off for the event. 

The Town Council would like to thank:

  • Firework Effects for an excellent display
  • Richard Crook and Partners for permitting the use of Water Meadows for the bonfire & fireworks.
  • Richard Crook & Andrew Pike for building the bonfire
  • St Johns Ambulance for providing First Aid Cover
  • Wessex Community Circus
  • 1st Amesbury Scouts
  • Sims Hospitality for providing SIA trained marshalls.
  • Amesbury Carnival & Show for loaning bins and fluorescent jackets for the event.
  • Amesbury Rugby Club for loaning us the flood lights.
  • Sally Osment, Andrew Membery and Councillors for their time and effort in assisting with the event

We are just doing a count of the voluntary donations and will announce the total very soon. 

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Disc Golf Site Opening

The recent work to the Disc Golf Course on Stockport Avenue has been completed. 

The course has been created using R2 Fund (contributions from smaller developments around Amesbury)

The Pavilion was officially opened by the Mayor of Amesbury, Cllr Fred Westmoreland on Wednesday 24th July.  

Photo's courtesy of Amesbury Printing Company

 

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Bonnymead Pavilion Refurbishment

The recent work to the Bonnymead Pavilion has been completed.

The Pavilion has been completely re-wired and two new water boilers have been installed.  The total cost of the revamp was just over £21,000.  Amesbury Town Council contributed £5,000 towards the project.  The rest of the money was from the Football Association, in the form of a grant. 

The Pavilion was officially  re-opened by the Deputy Mayor of Amesbury, Cllr Rhod Evans on Saturday 3rd August.

Photo's courtesy of Spencer Mullholland.

 

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Amesbury is located in southern Wiltshire, eight miles north of Salisbury on the A345. It sits in the River Avon valley on the southern fringes of Salisbury Plain.

 

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Historic Amesbury The Home Of Stonehenge...

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" Recent discoveries confirm that Amesbury is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Britain and has been home to people since just after the end of the Ice Age."