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




The next phase of investigation work for Highways England’s proposed A303 upgrade past Stonehenge will focus on Countess roundabout at Amesbury from Monday 14 September.  Local residents and drivers may need to allow extra time for their journeys during weekdays as lane closures will be in place.


These are needed to ensure the safety of the workforce carrying the ground investigation surveys on behalf of Highways England. Work includes drilling boreholes, and digging trial pits.  The lane closures will avoid the busy weekend periods, coming into place at 10am on Mondays and removed by 6am on Fridays.  The work is planned to finish on Friday 9 October.

 We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause for local residents, businesses and the travelling public, and we would like to thank people for their patience.  We plan to undertake a full programme of communication to ensure people are aware of surveys and lane closures.

 The works are part of an ongoing programme to comprehensively understand ground conditions along the route of the proposed scheme.  This further work is important to ensure information is up to date, which can be shared with companies bidding to build the scheme, should it get the green light from government in November. 

 Over the summer, we have been carrying out ecology surveys along the proposed route of the scheme – from counting butterflies, monitoring ground water levels and measuring the activity of wildlife including bats, otters and water voles.  These will continue into the autumn.

 We would be very grateful if you could assist by forwarding this information where appropriate.

 In a separate piece of work, we will be carrying out essential maintenance work on Avon bridge just to the east of Countess roundabout in the autumn. Work is due to begin in mid-October and will involve some lane closures. More information on this work will be available shortly.

 General information about the scheme is available on our website: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/a303-stonehenge-home/  

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Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of: A3028 High Street (Part), Bulford (Ref: TTRO 6682)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:  A3028 High Street (Part), Bulford; from its junction with B3085 to its junction with Orchard End.

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

Alternative route: via A3028 (unaffected length) – Salisbury Road – Tisbury Road – Porton Road – 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 28 September 2020 and the closure will be required between the hours of 07:00 and 18:00 until 02 October 2020. 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 Wiltshire Council on 01225 730360.

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

24 September 2020

To view a copy of the official notice please click here

To view a copy of the official map please click here

Play Parks in Amesbury will be open from Saturday 4th July as per Government advice.  Sport and Gym Equipment can also be used from this date.

 Equipment will have been jet washed and checked for safety.  The play parks in Amesbury are not manned and it is the responsibility of parents to ensure that children use the play equipment in line with current restrictions.  The equipment will not be sanitized and the individual should wipe any surfaces as necessary.

 The Town Council has put up notices to remind users of the play parks and gym equipment of the government recommendations and would like to:

  •  promote cleaning of equipment by users, parents, guardians and carers, particularly where there are clear touch points such as swing rockers, see saws, machine handles or exercise bars
  • encourage outdoor gym users to bring their own towel and hygiene products and wipe down equipment after use
  • encourage parents to bring hand sanitiser gel or wipes to clean their children’s hands
  • encourage hand hygiene including washing/sanitising hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and water or approved gel and foam sanitiser, particularly at the beginning and end of play
  • advise users (or parents of users) not to touch their faces, and to cough or sneeze into a tissue or arm when a tissue is not available
  • remind adults and children not to put their mouths on equipment or their hands in their mouths
  • promote and remind users, parents, guardians and carers of the need for social distancing

Amesbury Town Council will be re-opening the public toilets located in the Central Car Park as from tomorrow (Friday 21st May 2020).

Opening times-

Monday to Saturday - 8am to 5pm

Sundays & Bank Holidays - 10am to 4pm


At the Annual Meeting of Amesbury Town Council held on Thursday 14th May 2020 via Zoom, Councillor Rhod Evans was duly elected as Mayor of Amesbury 2020/21.  At the same meeting Councillor Philip Osment was duly elected as Deputy Mayor of Amesbury 2020/21

Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic, chains of office will be completed privately and photos taken when it is safe to meet.







 Cllr Rhod Evans           Cllr Philip Osment

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Phone: 01980 622999
Email: townclerk@amesburytowncouncil.gov.uk