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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

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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

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Latest News

Trussell Trust

As some of you are aware, during 2018 Amesbury Town Council kindly gave permission to the Trussell Trust to operate from the Amesbury Community & Visitors Centre.  

As from the 18th February it has been decided by the Trussell Trust to amend the hours of operation to Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1pm to 3pm.

Any problems please contact the Trussell Trust on 01722 580173.

 

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Tornado Farewell Flypast - 20th February 2019

You may be aware that the Tornado aircraft has recently been withdrawn from operational service.

To commemorate the many years of service by both the aircraft, service and civilian support personnel a formation of 3 Tornados will overfly Andover and MoD Boscombe Down on Wednesday the 20th February 2019.

The formation will be at approximately 500ft and will approach from the East and depart to the West between 1335 and 1400 local.

This formation will be the last flight of the RAF Tornado as upon completion the fleet will be retired and so will be the last opportunity for people to see this aircraft in flight.

Should members of the public wish to observe the flypast we would like to remind everyone of the photographic restrictions associated with MoD Boscombe Down, please take as many photographs as people wish of the aircraft in flight but please avoid photographing into the site its self.

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Temporary Closure of A345 - Countess Road, 6th - 8th March 2019

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of A345 (Part) Countess Road, Amesbury and Durrington (Ref: TTRO 5800)

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

A345 (Part) Countess Road, Amesbury and Durrington, from its junction with A303 to it junction with The Packway.

To enable:  Eurovia to carry out carriageway patching, reconstruction, surface dressing, road markings and associated works.

Alternative route:  via A303 - B3086 - The Packway and vice versa.

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

This Order will come into operation on 6th March 2019 and the closure will be required between the hours of 0930 and 1500 until 8th March 2019.  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, 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 Steve Hawkins on behalf of Eurovia on 07834 503477

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

28th February 2019

To view the official notice and diversion map please click here

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The Mayor's Tea Party - 23rd February 2019

The Mayor's Tea Party

Saturday 23rd February 2019

The Mayor of Amesbury, Cllr Margaret Strange invites Amesbury residents to a community Tea Party at the Bowman Centre.

Our daily life has been heavily affected by the nerve agent incident, and the Mayor's Tea Party is a tribute to people's resilience and their positive response to media attention.

Event - The Mayor's Tea Party

Time - 2pm to 4pm

Charge - FREE entry, FREE circus activities, FREE tea, coffee and squash.  Pocket money prices for various stalls.

Venue - The Bowman Centre, Shears Drive, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7XT

Entertainment - We are very excited that Jonathan the Jester of Wessex Community Circus has offered to join us in this event with his amazing circus skills, Ariel Rig, Tumble Track and bouncy castle.  He has generously donated his time and equipment free of charge.  Fired Thoughts will be demonstrating their pottery skills, and holding a small working, where you can take away your creative works.  And if that isn't enough, we will have the emergency service vehicles, various stalls, face painting and wonderful Messy Mayhem who do fabulous art work with the under 5's.

For more information please contact Joanne Johnston on 01980 623700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Community Award 2018

During the Full Council meeting held on 8th January 2019, Mr Don Neate was award the Town Council's Community Award for 2019.

Cllr Richard Crook, Mayor of Amesbury 2018/19 Cllr Margaret Strange, Mrs Vera Neate & Mr Don Neate.

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Road Closure - A345 (Part) Salisbury and Durnford

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of: A345 (Part), Salisbury and Durnford (Ref: TTRO5742)

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

A345 (Part), Salisbury and Durnford: from its junction with Portway for a distance of approximately 1,150 metres in a northerly direction.

To enable: Tarmac to carry out carriageway resurfacing, ironwork adjustments and road markings.

Alternative route:  via A345 (unaffected length) - A303 - A360 - A36 and vice versa.

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

This Order will come into operation on 28 February and the closure will be required between 19:00 and 06:00 until 01 March 2019.  It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending on weather conditions.  Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delay are likely due to the nature of the works.  The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Chris Jenkins (Atkins) on 01225 730360.

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

21 February 2019

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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."