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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.
Amesbury Town Council (Amesbury East Ward)
Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Jim Pitt, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Town Council.
If by 7th December, 2017 (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 Amesbury (Amesbury East Ward) electoral area, 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 14th February, 2018.
Dated 17th November 2017
Dr Carton Brand
Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council
To view a copy of the official notice please click here
The Mayor of Amesbury Charity Gala Evening in aid of the Mayor's chosen charity - Amesbury & Boscombe Down Link Scheme on Saturday 14th October 2017.
Mayor of Amesbury, Cllr Andrew Williams and Mayoress Alison Williams, hosted a Charity Gala Evening for 90 guests on Saturday, 14th October 2017 at Antrobus House, Amesbury. The guests, primarily from the community of Amesbury and those from the local business community, enjoyed a delicious 4 course dinner, supplied by JRH Catering, whilst being entertained by the extremely talented violinist Liz Lipscombe and amazed by the tricks of magician Matt Lock. Guests entered into the spirit of the occasion by keenly taking part in the silent auction and raffle, with the additional impromptu auction thrown in. The events was held in aid of the Mayor's Charity of the year, The Amesbury and Boscombe Down Link Scheme. Winston Pyle, representing the scheme, explained to the guests what the service provides to the local community, so they could understand how their generosity would help. He also told them how more volunteer drivers are desperately needed and a few potential new volunteers even came to light on the night.
During the evening a cheque presentation was also made to the Mayor on behalf of the KAD group for over £1400 raised by the group to provide a defibrillator at Archers Gate, which will be installed at the Generous George.
The Gala Evening raised an amazing £2542 for the Amesbury and Boscombe Down Link Scheme and will be added to the total to be presented to the scheme at the end of the Mayoral year. The Mayor and Mayoress would like to thank everyone who attended and all the local businesses and individuals who donated items for the auction and raffle, alongside anyone else who helped in any way towards the evening, without whose generosity the event would not have been such a great success.
A huge well done to all the groups and organisations who took part in the 2017 Remembrance Parade through the town and for the large number of spectators/supporters who came along to watch. Thankfully the rain held off for the parade and service.
Well done to all the members Amesbury Branch of the Royal British Legion who once again organised the event.
Mayor Cllr Andy Williams, who’s chosen charity for his year in office is The Amesbury and Boscombe Down Link Scheme. Andy kicked off the appeal with a parachute jump. The tandem jump with The Red Devils parachute display team took place on the 5th of July. Andy said this was totally amazing and I can't thank the Red Devils enough for making it so easy.
Andy also said I chose the Link Scheme for all the outstanding work that the volunteers do in the community. The countless trips to hospitals, doctors or shopping, for those less fortunate to be able to take themselves for what ever reasons, is a service that has become very essential. Also the Link Scheme now have the new minibus which can take up to two people in wheelchairs, which is a great asset to the community and I hope any monies raised will help go to the on-going cost of running the service.
To date the jump has raised over £1200 and is a great start to the appeal. Andy would like to thank everybody who has donated and if anybody to wishes to give a donation they can through the Community & Visitors Centre at 2 Flower Court, Flower Lane Amesbury.
Further events are taking part to help raise money for the appeal, with a Mayor’s BBQ and a Gala Dinner later in the year.
Amesbury Youth Cafe
Redworth Club - Amesbury Sports Centre, 6pm to 9pm, Tuesday, Year 11+
Amesbury Baptist Church, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Thursdays, Years 8 to 11
Redworth Club - Amesbury Sports Centre, 6pm to 9pm, Friday, Year 11+
Meet like minded people, relax, set your own agenda, exchange ideas, play YOUR music, prepare for power and change your world
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- Tea/Coffee/Toast, FREE
- Hot Dogs, 40p
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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.
" 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."