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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

Mayor presents cheque

The Mayor of Amesbury, Councillor John Swindlehurst presented a cheque for £358.77 to Mrs Bates, Chairperson of Amesbury Stoke Club.  The money was raised from the retiring collection of his Civic Service held on Saturday 9th April 2016.

Photo courtesy of Amesbury Printing Company. 

Mrs Bates accepting the cheque from Cllr J Swindlehurst

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Central Car Park Toilet Closure

The toilets in the Central Car Park in Amesbury have been closed by Wiltshire Council.

Alternative conveniences can be found in the following locations

  • Antrobus Arms Hotel - male and female (no restrictions)
  • Kings Arms - male and female (over 18's only)
  • The New Inn - male and female (over 18's only)
  • Amesbury History Centre - disabled, male and female (no restrictions)
  • Coral - disabled (only 18's only)
  • George Hotel - male and female (no restrictions

To view the details of the alternative conveniences with a location map please click here

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Amesbury Town meeting

Amesbury Town Council will be holding its Annual meeting on Tuesday 24th May, 6.0pm at the Bowman Centre, Shears Drive, Amesbury.

What's going on in your town?

Come and enjoy some light refreshment, and listen to presentations from Wessex Archaeology, Visit Wiltshire and the Salisbury Plain Heritage Centre.

Give your ideas to the Neighbourhood Planning Team - people from the community who are working to make Amesbury a good place to live, work and visit.

Meet representative from local groups: the Amesbury History Centre, Home Start and the Alzheimer's Association, to name but a few.

Finally, put your ideas, questions and statements to the Town Council for their future consideration.

We look forward to seeing as many people as possible

You are the Amesbury Community, and this evening is for you.

For more information contact Wendy Bown, Town Clerk, on 01980 622999; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 2 Flower Court, Flower Lane, Amesbury

To view the office notice please click here

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Queen's 90th Birthday

There is a long and unbroken tradition in our country of celebrating Royal jubilees, weddings, coronations and special birthdays with the lighting of beacons.

On Thursday 21st April 2016, beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday that day. Amesbury Town Council will be holding celebrations at the Water Meadows, to the rear of Flower Lane, with the lighting of a beacon. The beacon lighting time will be confirmed at a later date but the plan is to light it in the early evening.

Amesbury Town Council has organised a beacon, fireworks and music from Amesbury Town Band to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Starting at 7.30pm to 9pm, Flower Lane, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7HE

No refreshments provided and you are asked not to bring fireworks or sparklers.


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Lords Walk - Boardwalk Construction


We have just heard that construction of the new boardwalk has been delayed due to the weather. When we have a new start date we will update this page, apologies for any inconvenience caused by this delay.


Notices will be erected at the time of the installation, and we would ask that you bear with us for a while, as the footpath may not be passable during construction.


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Salisbury Plain Training Area Newsletter
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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."