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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

Highways Agency - Groundwater surveys

The Highways Agency will be continuing a programme of surveys along the proposed A303 Stonehenge route to give more information about the types of soils, rocks and groundwater levels in the area.

The Highways Agency will start preparations for a pumping test to check groundwater flow, levels and quality. This will be taking place on private property, but it is possible you may see some of our team wearing high-vis clothing or vans and equipment in fields.

The work will take place from February until April, with some work occurring during the night as well as in the daytime.

For more information please visit the website https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/a303-stonehenge/latest-news/latest-surveys-set-to-begin/.

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Wiltshire Local Plan 2016-2036, Consultations in progress to 9th March 2021

Wiltshire Local Plan 2016-2036– Consultations in progress to 9 March 2021

The Local Plan determines where and how development takes place. Planning applications by law are determined in accordance with the Local Plan ‘unless material considerations indicate otherwise’.

  • Current Local Plan is the Wiltshire Core Strategy - it has a plan period of 2006 to 2026
  • The Local Plan Review will update this and cover the period 2016 to 2036.
  • It must plan positively to meet forecast development needs over this extended time horizon. Most notably it must plan to meet assessed housing needs. The assessment suggests another 350 houses in the Amesbury area.

The consultation asks for people’s views on three main topics to directly influence the Local Plan content before it is drafted:

  1. What should be the future scale of growth?
  2. What should be the local priorities for delivering sustainable growth?
  3. Where should development take place?

 All information can be found on Wiltshire Council’s website via

www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planning-policy- localplan-review-consultation 

Comments can be submitted: Online via the above link; By email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and

Post to: Spatial Planning, Economic Development and Planning, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge, BA14 8JQ.

A separate consultation is taking place on the proposed scope and content of the Gypsies and Travellers Development Plan Document.  This will address permanent and temporary accommodation needs of Wiltshire’s travelling community up to 2036 including identification of sites - seeks views on level of need and approach to identifying sites See http://wiltshire.gov.uk/planning-gypsy-travellers for more information.

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Temporary Closure of: Kitchener Road (Part), Amesbury (20/03/21)

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of: Kitchener Road (Part), Amesbury (Ref: TTRO 7038)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic: Kitchener Road (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with A345 for a distance of approximately 115 metres in an easterly direction.

To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out resurfacing and associated works.

Alternative route: via Kitchener Road (unaffected length) – London Road – A345 and vice versa.

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

This Order will come into operation on 20 March 2021 and the closure will be required between the hours of 07:00 and 17:00 for one day. 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 Matthew Brock of Wiltshire Council on 07552 267294.

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

11 March 2021

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Groundwater Flooding in the Salisbury Plain Area

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.

Flood Alert in force: Groundwater flooding in the Salisbury Plain area.

Flooding is possible for: Boscombe, Cholderton, Collingbourne Ducis, Hanging Langford, Hindon, Hurdcott, Idmiston, Newton Tony, Orcheston, Porton, Salisbury, Shipton Bellinger, Shrewton, Stratford Sub Castle, Tidworth, Tilshead, Tisbury, Wilton, Winterbourne Stoke and Woodford.   

Be prepared.

Groundwater levels on Salisbury Plain are set to rise further over the next few days, bringing a risk of flooding to minor roads across the Salisbury Plain Area. The rate of rise is expected to level off between the 5th and 10th of February as a colder drier spell will bring some relief. A combination of flood water and icy conditions will make roads treacherous. Pumping equipment and property level protection measures should be set out where available. Take care that pumping during freezing conditions does not pose a risk to the public. Consider obtaining supplies of rock salt to prevent ice forming around discharge areas.
Warmer, wetter weather is expected to return from the 12th February which will cause groundwater levels to continue their upward trend. Environment Agency staff will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message on Friday the 5th February or sooner if the situation changes. Flood Wardens are requested to report flood incidents.

To check the latest information for your area

* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fflood-warning-information.service.gov.uk%2Ftarget-area%2F111FAGSPGW&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cb6e85c85e2bc489bc2e308d8c8353524%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637479478133132162%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=hCOVigkTv1lYEfWRG4l5p5%2FwIdB9K7v1bj67%2B4b2wss%3D&reserved=0

* Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 210022 .

* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.

* Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.

What you should consider doing now

* Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. 

* Get ready to act on your flood plan if you have one.

* Move your car or other vehicles to higher ground, if it is safe to do so.

* Prepare a flood kit of essential items including a torch with spare batteries, mobile phone and charger, warm clothes, home insurance documents, water, food, first aid kit and any prescription medicines or baby care items you may need.

* Check that you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies.

* In rural locations, farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.

* Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 6 inches can knock an adult off their feet.

* Flood water is dangerous and may be polluted. Wash your hands thoroughly if you've been in contact with it.

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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."