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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.
The Mayor of Amesbury, Cllr Andrew Williams presented 2 Community Awards for 2018 to Brian White and Mick Pattenden.
Brain White was given his Community Award for his service to the Amesbury Cricket Club:
- Brian joined Amesbury C.C. in 1965, and has thus been a member for more than 50 years.
- Brian captained Amesbury C.C. during the 1980’s and 1990’s, and has acted as; Committee member, Treasurer and Fixture Secretary to Amesbury C.C. during his 50 year association with the club.
- Brian has looked after, prepared and maintained the cricket square since the 1990’s at Bonnymead Park, initially with a pull along roller, then a single drum roller, and finally with an ex-road roller affectionately known as “Herbie”.
- Brian has looked after the new cricket square at Centennial Park since its inception in 2013, with the use of “Roger” the roller.
- The upkeep of both cricket squares, is a time consuming and regular commitment, which involves winter maintenance and preparation, in order for things to be ready for the summer months of playing on a true surface. The actual marking out of the wicket, and boundary is a regular summer job, with games being played at the rate of three or four a week, during the peak of the season. On average that works out at a time commitment of more than 10 hours every week.
- Brian has always encouraged everyone to play the game of cricket, with an emphasis on the younger generation.
- Brian still receives the same “payment” as when he offered to help in the first place; - “For the love of the sport and for the Cricket players of Amesbury”.
Mick Pattenden was given his Community Award for:
- years of work for The Royal British Legion, he regularly picks up the collection boxes around the area and counts the money. This he has done for many years and has received a National Award for work with The Royal British Legion.
- selling poppies at Remembrance Time and is a regular attendee in the parade.
- regularly litter picking in the Butterfield Down area.
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: A3028 Double Hedges (Part), Bulford (Ref: TTRO 5146)
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:
A3028 Double Hedges (Part), Bulford; from its junction with Amesbury Road for a distance of approximately 1.42km in a westerly direction.
To enable: Chasetown Civil Engineering Ltd to undertake works for a new entrance into development site and to connect utilities.
Alternative route: via Amesbury Road – Bulford Road – Bulford Droveway – Milston Road – Salisbury Road – A3028 Double Hedges (unaffected length) and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order will come into operation on 19 February 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required until 18 March 2018. 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 David Hallahan (Chasetown Civil Engineering Ltd) on 01543682564.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
15 February 2018Read more
Councillor Vacancy: Amesbury East
No request has been received for an election, and therefore the councillor vacancy is to be filled by the process of co-option.
If you would like to put your name forward for this process, please contact me at the above address by 26th January 2018, either by letter or email, including contact details and a short CV for councillors' attention.
Mrs Wendy Bown
Qualifications to be a Councillor
A person is qualified to be elected and to be a councillor if they are British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen and on the relevant day (that is, the day of nomination or election) they are 18 or over. In addition, the person must meet at least one of the following criteria (1) on the relevant day and thereafter they continue to be on the electoral register for the parish, or (2) during the whole of the twelve months before that day they have owned or tenanted land or premises in the parish, or (3) during the whole twelves months before that day their principal or only place of work has been in the parish, or (4) during the whole of the twelve months before that day they have resided in the parish or within three miles of it. Expect for qualification (1), these qualifications then continue for the full term of office, until the next ordinary elections. Certain people are disqualified from standing, and these include paid officers (including the Clerks) of the council, bankrupts and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.
This co-option notice is to be displayed in Amesbury for the period between Friday 29th December 2017 and Friday 26th January 2018.Read more
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.
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."