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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

Community meetings confirmed for Salisbury and Amesbury

Two more community meetings have been arranged in Salisbury and Amesbury to provide an update on the ongoing incident.

Representatives from local and national agencies will be in attendance to provide people with the latest information on the incident and answer any questions they may have.

The meetings will take place on:

  • Tuesday 24 July 2018, Salisbury City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury SP2 7TU, 6.30pm-8pm
  • Wednesday 25 July 2018, The Stonehenge School, Antrobus Road, Amesbury SP4 7ND, 6.30pm-8pm

Both meetings will contain similar information, and as such residents are encouraged to attend the meeting that is relevant to their local area if possible.

The meeting will also be streamed live on Wiltshire Council’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WiltshireCouncil. The previous meeting has been viewed more than 16,000 times online.

Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “We want people in the affected communities to get all the information they need directly, and for their questions and concerns to be addressed.

“Around 250 people attended the previous meeting in Amesbury, and there was a real feeling in the room that they were appreciative of how candid and informative the panel were. We will continue this open dialogue, and I’m sure, given recent developments, there will be lots to discuss.”

The books of condolence for Dawn Sturgess, which are situated in the libraries in Salisbury and Amesbury, will be available at the meetings for all those that wish to sign them.

Updates on the situation are available at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/salisbury-amesbury and www.wiltshire.police.uk.

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A303 Stonehenge scheme - Supplementary consultation on proposed updates

Earlier this year you contributed your feedback to our consultation on improving the A303 past Stonehenge, between Amesbury and Berwick Down.

We’ve been using the feedback we received to further develop our plans.

From this, we’ve identified three changes on which we would welcome your views before we submit our application to build the scheme.

These are:

– To remove the previously proposed link between Byways 11 and 12 in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site

– To widen the green bridge proposed near the existing Longbarrow roundabout

– To move the proposed modification to Rollestone crossroads.

A number of people also asked us to clarify our public rights of way proposals along the scheme, so we’re taking this opportunity to do this.

Supplementary consultation on the proposed changes runs from 17 July 2018 to 14 August 2018. You’re welcome to view all the latest documentation and submit your feedback on the scheme online.

We’ve updated the scheme website and consultation page.

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Litter Picks Information - Amesbury & Salisbury

Major incident: community litter picks update

Due to the ongoing investigation into the major incident in Salisbury and Amesbury, and following the current advice of Public Health England (PHE), we recommend that any planned community litter picks in the Salisbury and Amesbury community areas are postponed until further notice.

As a precaution, PHE’s advice to everyone in the Salisbury and Amesbury area is that nobody should pick up any foreign object that does not belong to them. These could contain (or could have previously contained) liquid or gel.

This means people should not pick up:

  • Containers
  • Lids
  • Syringes
  • Needles
  • Cosmetics
  • Or similar objects, made of materials such as metal, plastic or glass.

The message is if you didn’t drop it, don’t pick it up

We really appreciate and welcome people’s enthusiasm to carry out clean-ups and litter picks in their local communities and we hope that we can recommend these continuing, as soon as possible.

PHE’s current advice, based on the small number of casualties affected following the recent incident, is that the risk to the public remains low. They will keep this assessment under constant review as further information becomes known.

For the latest information from Public Health England please visit their dedicated page - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-statement-on-incident-in-amesbury

Further information can also be found on Wiltshire Council’s page - http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/salisbury-amesbury

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Amesbury Community Update Meeting - 10/07/2018

If you would like to view the live recording of the meeting held at Antrobus House on Tuesday 10th July 2017 please click here

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Amesbury & Salisbury Incident - Useful Contact Information

Latest Information

Visit the dedicated Salisbury and Amesbury pages at www.wiltshire.gov/salisbury

Incident Information

Counter Terrorism Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have information that could assist with this investigation.  If you can help call 0800 789 321.


If you have any health concerns following the incident please contact Freephone 0800 092 0410


If you own a business and are concerned about the impact of the situation in Amesbury and Salisbury, you can Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub on 01225 402096 for advice and support.  Lines are manned 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday or visit www.growthhub.swlep.co.uk. You can also call the Enterprise Network Centre in Salisbury (Salt Lane) on 01722 567345.


For any issues about homelessness contact Wiltshire Council's housing options service on 01722 434233 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  There is a drop in servicee at Bourne Hill weekdays from 9am-5pm (closed Thursday until 2pm). 

Visit http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/housing-advice for advice for individuals who are at risk of homelessness.

Books of condolence

Books of condolence for Dawn Sturgess will be available to sign at Salisbury and Amesbury libraries from Monday 16th July.

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MoD Boscombe Down - Late/Unusual Activity

Report from MoD Boscombe Down - week commencing 16th July 2018

No late flying planned from MoD Boscombe Down this week.  

You will appreciate that timings and plan do change but this is our current plan.  

Further information on Military Low Flying can be found on the government website:  https://www.gov.uk/low-flying-in-your-area

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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."