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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.

Directory

View the town directory to search for businesses and organisation within Amesbury. Read More...

Facilities

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

Bonfire & Fireworks Event - Saturday 3rd November, Centenary Pavilion

Amesbury Town Council in conjunction with the Stonehenge Chamber of Trade have organised a FREE Bonfire & Fireworks Event on Saturday 3rd November.  The event will be taking place at the Centenary Pavilion, Archers Way, Amesbury SP4 7XG (just behind the Amesbury Archer Primary School).

Gates open at 6.30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7pm and the fireworks start at 8pm.

Refreshments and other attractions will be available.

Although the event is free, during the Firework Display we will be holding a bucket collection is aid of Amesbury Hoppa and Julia's House (all proceeds will be given to charity).

Please note that parking is limited at the Centenary Pavilion, so we recommend walking to the venue.  

We are also holding a guy making a poster competition the winners will be able to lit the bonfire and set off the first firework.  For more details please click here.here

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Temporary Closure of: Holders Road (Part), Amesbury (22/11/18 for 1 day)

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of:  Holders Road (Part) Amesbury (Ref: TTRO 5612)

Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

Holders Road (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with St Annes Close to its junction with Boscombe Road.

To enable:  Wessex Water to complete manhole cover replacement work.

Alternative Route: via Holders Road (unaffected - Antrobus Road - Earls Court Road - Boscombe Road and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

The Order will come into operation on 22nd November and will be required between the hours of 0900 and 1500 for 1 day.  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 Victoria Armstrong on 0345 600 4 600

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

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Temporary Closure of: C42 (Part), Wilsford cum Lake (06/11/18 - 08/11/18)

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of: C42 (Part), Wilsford cum Lake (Ref: TTTRO 5596)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

C42 (Part), Wilsford cum Lake; from property known as The Fawns for a distance of approximately 90m in a northerly direction.

To enable:  BT Openreach to carry out a new connection for customer.

Alternative route:  via C42 (unaffected length) - Stonehenge Road - Salisbury Street - A345 - C292 and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order will come into operation on 6 October 2018 between the hours of 0930 and 1530 and will be required until 8 October 2018.  It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions.  Access will be maintained for resident 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 A-Plant Lux Traffic Control (BT Openreach) on 03700500792.

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

1 November 2018

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Amesbury Incident - Free Business Support

Following the recent incident in Amesbury, Free Business Support has been made available to businesses in Amesbury and Salisbury.

Business support drop-ins:

  • Salisbury Old Fire Station, Enterprise Centre, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (no need to book just turn up)
  • Amesbury Library, 10am to 12noon, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Antrobus House, 10am to 12noon, Monday and Wednesday. 

Pre-bookable 1-2-1 business advisor appointments available on the following dates - 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 28th and 30th August.  To arrange an appointment call 01225 402096

21st August - Salisbury Chamber, 60 minutes from 7.45am

Workshops

  • 14th August - Strategic Market Planning, Amesbury
  • 22nd August - Business Finance Planning, Salisbury
  • 11th September - Business Finance Planning, Amesbury
  • 17th & 18th September, 2-day intensive Business Strategy Workshop (Salisbury)
  • 24th September, Strategic Market Planning, Salisbury

To pre-book the workshop visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/Salisbury-Amesbury 

 

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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 & 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.

Health

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

Business

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.

Homeless

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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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.

 

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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."