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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

Trussell Trust

As some of you are aware, during 2018 Amesbury Town Council kindly gave permission to the Trussell Trust to operate from the Amesbury Community & Visitors Centre.  

As from the 18th February it has been decided by the Trussell Trust to amend the hours of operation to Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1pm to 3pm.

Any problems please contact the Trussell Trust on 01722 580173.


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Temporary Closure of A345 - Countess Road, 6th - 8th March 2019

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of A345 (Part) Countess Road, Amesbury and Durrington (Ref: TTRO 5800)

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

A345 (Part) Countess Road, Amesbury and Durrington, from its junction with A303 to it junction with The Packway.

To enable:  Eurovia to carry out carriageway patching, reconstruction, surface dressing, road markings and associated works.

Alternative route:  via A303 - B3086 - The Packway and vice versa.

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

This Order will come into operation on 6th March 2019 and the closure will be required between the hours of 0930 and 1500 until 8th March 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, 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 Steve Hawkins on behalf of Eurovia on 07834 503477

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

28th February 2019

To view the official notice and diversion map please click here

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Community Award 2018

During the Full Council meeting held on 8th January 2019, Mr Don Neate was award the Town Council's Community Award for 2019.

Cllr Richard Crook, Mayor of Amesbury 2018/19 Cllr Margaret Strange, Mrs Vera Neate & Mr Don Neate.

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Information about renewal of bus passes

Older person's standard Wiltshire concessionary bus pass

Information about renewal of bus passes.

From 1 January 2019, not all bus passes will be renewed automatically.  This is because there are approximately 20,000 passes in circulation that have not been scanned on a bus prior to renewal, indicating that the pass has not been used.  In theses cases the passes will not be automatically renewed.

If you pass is not automatically renewed bus you would still like to receive one to use in the future, please contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0100 and we can arrange for your new pass to be issues.

Wiltshire Council regrets that any charges which may occur on bus journeys are non refundable

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MoD Boscombe Down - Late/Unusual Activity

Report from MoD Boscombe Down

Week commencing 18th March 2019 is a programmed night flying week.  As a result, while limited we do have some helicopter night flying taking place through to Thursday night.  Additionally we will have some night flying involving a C130 Hercules within the vicinity of the airfield.  All night flying is scheduled to be completed by 2300hrs each night.  

You will appreciate that timings and plan do change but this is our current plan.  

Further information on Military Low Flying can be found on the government website:  https://www.gov.uk/low-flying-in-your-area

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New Mayor 2018/19

At the Annual Meeting of Amesbury Town Council held at Antrobus House on Tuesday 1st May, Councillor Margaret Strange was duly elected as Mayor of Amesbury for 2018/19.  Councillor Fred Westmoreland was duly elected as Deputy Mayor.

Mayor of Amesbury 2018/19 - Councillor Margaret Strange with her consort Anne Bennett

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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."