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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.

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Temporary Closure of: A345 Salisbury Road (Part), Amesbury

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of: A345 Salisbury Road (Part), Amesbury (ref: TTRO 4322)

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

A345 Salisbury Road (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with Mill Road to its junction with C350 Salisbury Street.

To enable Wiltshire Council to carry out kerbing, carriageway resurfacing / patching work, road marking and adjustment of ironworks.

Alternative route: via A345 (unaffected length) - A303 - Solstice park Avenue - Porton Road - Boscombe Road - Underwood Drive -  Stockport Avenue - A345 (unaffected length) and vice versa.

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

This Order will come in to operation on 4th July 2016 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required for one evening between the hours of 19.00 and midnight.  It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather condition.  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 Atkins on 01225 730360 (office hours) or 01225 777234 (outside of office hours)

 

To view the official order and plan please click here

 

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Temporary Road Closure Order - Amesbury Community Carnival & Show

Temporary Road Closure Order

Town Police Clauses Act 1847

In accordance with Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847, which section give Wiltshire Council ("the Council") the power to make an Order for roads within its administrative area to be closed temporarily to all vehicular traffic (and for alternative routes to be observed) for the purposes of preventing obstruction:

The council HEREBY ORDERS:

On: Saturday 18th June 2016 between the hours of 11.30 and 12.30 and for part (h) Holder's Road only, 12.00 to 1800

Purpose: Amesbury Community Carnival & Show

That the following road and streets in the Town of Amesbury are to be closed (save in any case of emergency to all vehicular traffic:

a) Antrobus Road: from its junction with Holders Road to its junction with Earls Court Road.

b) Earls Court Road (part): from its junction with Antrobus Road to its junction with Smithfield Street.

c) Smithfield Street (part): from its junction with Earls Court Road to its junction with A345 The Centre.

d) A345 (part) The Centre: from its junction with Smithfield Street to its junction with High Street.

e) High Street: from its junction with A345 The Centre to its junction with Salisbury Street.

f) Salisbury Street: from its junction with High Street to its junction with A345 Salisbury Road

g) A345 Salisbury Road (part): from its junction with Salisbury Street to its junction with Smithfield Street.

h) Holders Road (part): from its junction with Antrobus Road to a point adjacent access to Holders Road Field.

Nothing in this Order shall prevent vehicles from proceeding in the said lengths of the road when being used in connection with the event stated above.

AND it is also herby ordered that appropriately sign posed diversionary routes will be in place throughout the period of closure.

To view the official order here
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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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Various Temporary Traffic Restrictions: Stonehenge Summer Solstice 2016

Wiltshire Council

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

Various Temporary Traffic Restrictions: Stonehenge Summer Solstice 2016

(Ref: TTRO 4251)

Notice is herby given that the Wiltshire Council intends to make Orders 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 / A344 to its junction with A303 (T).

c) Byway 12 (part), Amesbury: from its junction with A303 (T) in a southerly direction for approximately 500 metres to its junction with Byway 1, Wilsford Cum Lake.

d) Byway 11 (part), Amesbury: from its junction with A303 (T) in a southerly direction for a distance of approximately 500 metres.

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

e) A360 (part) Winterbourne Stoke: from its junction with A303 Longbarrow Roundabout to its junction with A344 (Airman's Corner)

f) A360 (part) Winterbourne Stoke: from its junction with A360/A344 (Airman's Corner) in a westerly direction towards Shrewton for a distance of approximately 1 kilometre

g) 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).

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

Sections a) - d) will come into operation at 00:01 on Friday 17th June 2016 and will remain in force until 00:01 on Thursday 23rd June 2016.

Sections e) - g) will come into operation at 06:00 on Monday 20th June 2016 and will remain in force until 12noon on Wednesday 22nd June 2016.

Entry to the sections of byway indicated by a) to d) will be conditional upon permits to be issued by English Heritage.

To view the official notice please click here
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Lords Walk - Boardwalk Construction

 

We have just heard that construction of the new boardwalk will commence on Monday 6th June 2016 - 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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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."