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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.

Directory

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Facilities

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

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Visitor Information

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Latest News

New History Centre Contractor Appointed

Amesbury Town Council are proud to announce the contractor chosen for the building of the new Amebury History Centre, is The Boden Group.  Boden are a local business based on Solstice Park, with many years experience in the construction industry.

As with many construction companies, various tradesmen are required for the varied skills required to build such a project and The Boden Group will be using many local tradesmen, where possible.

Picture courtesy of Peter Horne, The Stonehenge Trader, showing the Mayor of Amesbury congratulating The Boden Group on being awarded the contract.

From left to right - Councillor Andrew Williams (Chair of History Centre Project Group), Councillor Fred Westmoreland (Mayor of Amesbury), Mr Andrew Beagley (Commercial Director of The Boden Group), Mrs Wendy Bown (Town Clerk to Amesbury Town Council), Councillor Roger Fisher, Mr Andy Stewart (Regional Manager for The Boden Group) and Councillor Rhod Evans (Deputy Mayor of Amesbury).  

 

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Temporary Closure of: A338 (Part), Cholderton, Newton Tony and Allington (Ref: TTRO 6411)

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of: A338 (Part), Cholderton, Newton Tony and Allington (Ref: TTRO 6411)

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

A338 (Part), Cholderton, Newton Tony and Allington; from its junction with Amesbury Road to its junction with Allington Track.

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

Alternative Route: via A338 (unaffected length) - The Portway - Portway - A345 - Stockport Avenue - Underwood Drive - Pendragon Drive - Porton Road - A303 and vice versa.

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

This Order will come into operation on 26th February 2020 and the closure will be required between the hours of 19:00 and 07:00 until 27th February 2020.  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 Cher Dowling (Atkins) on 07812 238299

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

20th February 2020. 

 

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Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

Amesbury (Amesbury East Ward)

PARISH OF AMESBURY (AMESBURY EAST WARD)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that due to the Resignation of John Bright, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 30 January, 2020 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Office at the address below by TEN electors from the Parish of Amesbury (Amesbury East Ward), an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 3 April 2020.

Dated 10 January 2020

Dr Carlton Brand, Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire  BA14 8JN

Post by Mrs Wendy Bown, 2 Flower Court, Flower Lane, Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 7JE

In computing any period of time for this purposed, a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, bank or public holidays or any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must disregarded. 

 

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Temporary Closure of: Tisbury Road (Part) Amesbury

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of:  Tisbury Road (Part), Amesbury (Ref: TTRO 6390)

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

Tisbury Road (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with A303 Slip Road for a distance of approximately 100 meters in a northerly direction.

To enable:  Ringway to carry out Widening of footway and splitter islands.

Alternative route: Via C32 Tisbury Road (unaffected length) - Salisbury Road - A3028 - A345 - A303 and vice versa.

This Order will come into operation on 19th February 2020 and the closure will be required until 11th March 2020.  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 Julie Watts (Wiltshire Council) on 0300 456 0105.

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

To view the official notice and map please click here

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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."