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Welcome To The Amesbury Town Council Website

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.


View the town directory to search for businesses and organisation within Amesbury. Read More...


Information and booking facility for council facilities, such as the Bowman Centre. Read More...

Your Council

Information and downloads on local council matters such as meetings, minutes and planning. Read More...

Visitor Information

Thinking about moving to or visiting Amesbury - visit this page for all information on local attractions. Read More...

Latest News

Amesbury Youth Cafe

Amesbury Youth Cafe


Redworth Club - Amesbury Sports Centre, 6pm to 9pm, Tuesday, Year 11+

Amesbury Baptist Church, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Thursdays, Years 8 to 11

Redworth Club - Amesbury Sports Centre, 6pm to 9pm, Friday, Year 11+


Meet like minded people, relax, set your own agenda, exchange ideas, play YOUR music, prepare for power and change your world

Low Price Menu 

- Tea/Coffee/Toast, FREE

- Hot Dogs, 40p

See our Facebook page - Amesbury Youth Cafe, for details. 

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Amesbury River Celebration

Amesbury River Celebration

8th October 2016, 10am - 3.30pm, River Avon @ Lords Walks

Come and join Wiltshire Wildlife Trusts's Water Team for Reed Planting and River Dipping at Lords Walk in Amesbury!

In partnership with Amesbury Town Council, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Water Team have recently repaired several 'erosion bays' along the River Avon at Lords Walk, creating a safe, more accessible river walk for the local community.

We are inviting you to join us for the day to plant the repaired banks with native wetland plants and enjoy some river dipping to see what creatures and critters inhabit the river.

Details:  Please wear/bring clothes suitable for the weather conditions (wellies/sturdy boots recommended).  Please bring a packed lunch.  Refreshments will be provided.  We will finish the day with some light snacks and drinks.

Cost:  Free - but please contact us to let us know you will be coming so we can give you the meeting location.

Enquires:  For further information please email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Charity Skittles Evening

Charity Skittles Evening in Aid of the Mayor's Chariy

Thursday 20th October 2016 at The George Hotel Amesbury

Teams of 4, £10 per player including food.

To book please call Paddy Allen (Mayor of Amesbury) 01980 623170 or Andy Derry 01980 623084

All proceeds to the Mayor's Charity and The Amesbury Community Christmas Dinners. 

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Crocus Planting

Amesbury in Bloom, with the help and support of Rotary Club Salisbury, has been able to purchase 5000 Crocus corms.  The Crocuses are part of a wider programme (purple4polio) that Rotary Club International have been running for over 30 years in an attempt to eradicate Polio throughout the world.  By planting the above corms Amesbury in Bloom is making a statement in support of this program.

Planting 5000 corms is going to be a big task requiring the help and support of as many groups as possible.  It is to this end that I am appealing to all such groups and individuals for their support.  It is planned to spread the planting over 2 weekends at the end of this month.  If you can spare a few hours to assist with this project please pledge your support by email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The proposed dates are:  

- Saturday 24th September

- Sunday 25th September

- Saturday 1st October

- Sunday 2nd October

Meeting a 2 Flower court at 10am each day. 

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Changes to X5 and new X4 bus service

Taken from the Salisbury Red's website:

Changes to X5 and new X4 bus service

The X5 is changing!  We've listened to customer feedback and you wanted the route to be quicker, more reliable and have more evening buses, so we've tried to do just that.

From Sunday 4th September 2016 the changes are as follows:

The Salisbury - Swindon service will still be called X5 but the route will change so that it is more direct and quicker for you.  Between Salisbury and Amesbury is will go the same way as the Activ8, then via Countess roundabout to serve Durrington via Larkhill Road, Bulford Road, Church Street and Hackthorne Road then on to Pewsey and Marlborough as now.  Customers in Durrington will have the option of a quicker journey to Salisbury and the number of fast journeys between Amesbury and Salisbury will increase.

North of Marlborough, the route will no longer go through Chiseldon (where usage is low and alternative services exist) and won't go into the high congested Great Western Hospital site, but will continue to stop outside the hospital in Marlborough Road.

The good news:

- these changes will improve the service for most existing users by speeding up journeys between the busiest points.

- the service will be more reliable.

- the end to end journey times between Salisbury and Swindon will be around 20 minutes faster!

Between Salisbury and Larkhill a half-hourly service will run on the current route via Archer's Gate, Amesbury, Bulford and Durrington; but this will now be numbered the X4.

Customers in Larkhill will have their service doubled and the route will be much more reliable for all buses on this route will no longer go the long distance through Swindon and get stuck in unpredictable traffic.

You will also get a much improved evening service with an hourly frequency through to 2250.

We hope you enjoy these improvements and we look forward to seeing you on board very soon. 

For more information please visit the Salisbury Red's website 




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Mayoral BBQ

On a rather wet and windy Saturday, namely 20th August, a Charity BBQ, in aid of the Mayor of Amesbury's charity Home Starter was held and so kindly hosted by Lynne & Andy Derry in their beautiful garden.  Despite the weather many people attended and enjoyed the afternoon and the food sheltering under various forms of protection. If anything the weather brought people together and the Mayor's Charity benefited by £586.

My thanks to all those who gave their time as well as those who gave their money to help make this event such a success, not least our hosts Lynne and Andy Derry.

The next Mayor's Charity event will be a Skittles Evening on 20th October at The George Hotel.








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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."