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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 and No waiting at any time restrictions of Various Byways - Winter Solstice

Wiltshire Council

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

Various Temporary Traffic Restrictions: Stonehenge Winter Solstice 2020

(Ref: TTRO 6825)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to:  Temporarily close to all vehicles, motor propelled vehicles and caravans:

(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 / crossing the A344 over to its junction with A303 (T).

(c) Byway 12 (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with A303 (T) in a southerly direction to its junction with Byway 1, Wilsford cum Lake.

(d) Byway 1 (Part), Wilsford cum Lake; from its junction with Byway 12, Amesbury to its junction with Byway 11, Berwick St James.

(e) Byway 11 (Part), Berwick St James; from its junction with Byway 1, Wilsford cum Lake to its junction with Byway 16, Woodford.

(f) Byway 16 (Part), Woodford; from its junction with Byway 11, Berwick St James to its junction with A360, Druids Lodge.

(g) Byway 11 (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with A303 (T) in a southerly direction to its junction with Byway 2, Wilsford cum Lake.

(h) Byway 2, (Part), Wilsford cum Lake; from its junction with Byway 11, Amesbury to its junction with Footpath 3 at Springbottom Farm, Wilsford cum Lake.

(i) Fargo Road, From its Junction with the A345 to a point 300m North at Woodhenge.

(j) Footpath 4, Durrington, From its Junction with the A345, to its junction with Fargo Road.

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

(k) A360 (Part) Winterbourne Stoke; from its junction with A303 Longbarrow Roundabout to its junction with A344 (Airman’s Corner).

(l) A360 (Part) Winterbourne Stoke; from its junction with A344 (Airman’s Corner) in a westerly direction towards Shrewton for a distance of approximately 1 kilometre.

(m) 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).

(n) Fargo Road, From its Junction with the A345 to its junction with Fargo Close.

(o) C42, Stonehenge Road, Amesbury, from its junction with West Amesbury Road to the A303.

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

Sections (a) to (j) will come into operation at 00:01hrs on Thursday 17th December 2020 and will remain in force until 12:00 (noon) on Wednesday 23rd December 2020.

Sections (k) to (o) will come into operation at 06:00hrs on Sunday 20th December 2020 and will remain in force until 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday 22nd December 2020.

The Orders for sections (a) – (j) will have a maximum duration of six months.

The Order for sections (k) – (o) will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact: Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0100

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

10 December 2020

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Amesbury Remembers

After taking advice from Public Health England, Amesbury Town Council in conjunction with the Amesbury branch of the Royal British Legion has decided to cancel its Remembrance Parade and service around the War Memorial this year. 

A recording was made of the President of the Amesbury Branch of the Royal British Legion, Mayor of Amesbury Councillor Rhod Evans and Councillor Mark Verbinnen laying the following wreaths:

- Royal British Legion

- Amesbury Town Council

- Royal Artillery

- The Stonehenge School

- Stonehenge Chamber of Trade

Other organisations have made their own arrangements to lay a wreath at the Amesbury War Memorial. 

Below is a link to the live stream of the prerecorded Amesbury Remembrance Service. The stream will be live at 10:52am this Sunday. The event is streamed on Facebook, but note you do not need a Facebook account to watch. Please also feel free to share the link with those who may not be on Facebook or may have not yet see it on the Town Councils Social media pages.

https://www.facebook.com/104825811313517/posts/166265088502922

If anyone would like to lay their own wreath or cross at the Amesbury War Memorial, you are more than welcome to do so.  Please abide by the current social distancing measures.

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COVID-19

 

You will all be aware of the rising number of COVID19 cases in Wiltshire and nationally.   We are seeing a significant rise in cases in the 10 to 29-year-old age range and this is now spreading into older aged people.   Together we can help prevent the spread.

 

 

 

 

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Highways & Drainage Remedial Works - Princess Way, Amesbury

Highways and Drainage Remedial Works

Princess Way, Kings Gate, Amesbury

As you are probably aware, we are well overdue to undertake the remedial works plus surfacing along the whole length of Princess Way, the extent of works starts at the junction with Penny Lane and will continue down to the junction with Muggleton Road, the first set of works we will undertake will be to replace damaged pipework to the drainage system, near the junction of Penny Lane, this will require deep excavation works to access the damaged pipes.

Inclusive within these works is the provision for a bus stop facility, as required under planning, which is to be located next to the open space area just before the junction with Muggleton Road, this will form part of the bus route within the development.

The scope of works is as follows:

  •  Replace two lengths of damaged pipework to drainage system near junction with Penny Lane, this will involve full excavation and reinstatement of road construction, estimated duration 2 weeks.
  •  Various kerb replacements, service trench reinstatement works, base course re-regulating, replacement of some tactile paving and replacement/readjustment of damaged manhole frames plus replacement covers.
  •  Excavation of service trench and provision of ducting and service cable to connect to street light outside number 37 Princess Way.
  •  Provision of bus stop facility as described.
  •  Surface the whole length of Princess Way from junction of Penny Lane to junction of Muggleton Road.
  •  Minor street lighting works.

We are looking to start the above works on Monday 19th October 2020, starting with the drainage works, however our ground workers will look to undertake some prep work during week commencing 12th October 2020, this will include general site set up, the total duration for these works will be approximately 8 weeks.

Can I request that no cars are parked along Princess Way during the course of these works, if this request is ignored then we will not be able to complete the works, however our ground workers will be in attendance on site to assist anyone wishing to gain access along Princess Way at anytime.

There will be similar works required along Archers Way between the new care home and our new development which has just started, this will start possibly early in the new year, again, letter drops will be undertaken come nearer the time, this will also include the completion of the Service Road which forms the access to the Cricket Pavillion.

In addition to the above works I would also like to update you on the following:

  • We are looking to cut the excess vegetation within the Country Park, this is required before we transfer over to Wiltshire Council, we are still liaising with various 3rd parties to dispose of the cut vegetation, this is proving more complicated than originally anticipated.
  • The open space area along the corridor between the Sun Dial feature and down to Princess Way is now taking shape, we will keep monitoring it’s progress and continue it’s maintenance until ready for transfer.
  • Once we have completed the construction of the Service Road plus associated drainage next to the Cricket Pavillion adjacent to Archers Way, then we will tidy up all nearby areas of landscaping, these works will probably commence during Spring time of 2021.

Once we have completed both Princess Way and Archers Way and got these both onto maintenance then we will look to start remedial works to Phase 1 (Great Amber Way/Archers Way) and Phase 2 (Goldthorp Avenue/Witan Drive), these will happen sometime during late Spring 2021, again, we will undertake letter drops come nearer the time.

I do apologise for the inconvenience caused by these remedial works, but If you have any queries or questions you would like to ask then either contact me on 07501 463675 or my email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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A303 River Avon Bridge Repairs

A303 River Avon bridge repairs

Highways England operates, maintains and improves England’s motorways and major A roads. I’m writing to let you know about works in your area.

The bridge which carries the A303 over the River Avon (to the east of Countess roundabout) is in need of repair ahead of our Amesbury to Berwick Down improvement scheme. We’ll carry out concrete repairs, replace the bridge bearings and joints and finally replace surfacing and lining. The majority of work will be carried out under lane closures. However full overnight closures will be in place for bearing and joint replacement. We’ll work overnight when traffic flows are at their lowest and both directions of travel will be affected. Please accept our apologies in advance for any disruption this may cause.

Works
Start – 19 October 2020
End – 26 March 2021

Traffic management

Lane closures

• Eastbound – Lane 1 will be closed 24/7 for the duration of the works back to the single carriageway section, but will be re-opened for the Christmas getaway period.
• Westbound – Lane 1 will be closed overnight Monday to Friday from 8pm in the evening to 6am the following morning; 20 October to 27 November 2020.

Full overnight road closures will be in place from 8pm in the evening to 6am the following morning on the following dates –

• Eastbound
o 04 Jan 2021,
o 1 & 2 March 2021
o 10,11,12,15,16 March 2021
o 26 March 2021

• Westbound
o 10 Feb 2021
o 4,5,8,9 March 2021

Locally signed diversions will be in place.

We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather may mean changes to it. We’ll keep you updated of changes in the programme via advance roadside warning signs. For up to date information on all our closures, please follow us on Twitter at @HighwaysSWEST alternatively please visit www.trafficengland.com
If you have any questions or comments about the work, or would like further information, please contact Highways England Customer Contact Centre (open 24/7) on 0300 123 5000 or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Newsletter - October 2020

Look out for the next edition of the Amesbury Town Council newsletter in the October edition of the Stonehenge Trader.  

 

 

 

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Map

 

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.

Historic Amesbury The Home Of Stonehenge...

" 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."