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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

Temporary Closure of A345 Countes Road (Part) and A345 The Centre, Amesbury

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of: A345 Countess Road (Part) and A345 The Centre, Amesbury (Ref:TTRO6083

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

a) A345 Countess Road (Part), Amesbury from its junction with A303 to its junction with A345 The Centre:

b) A345 The Centre, Amesbury, from its junction with A345 Countess Road to its junction with Smithfield Street. 

To enable: Tarmac to carry out carriageway resurfacing and associated maintenance works.

Alternative route Eastbound: via A303 - Porton Road - Pendragon Drive - Underwood Drive - Stockport Avenue - A345 (unaffected length)

Alternative route Westbound: via A345 (unaffected length) - Stockport Avenue - Underwood Drive, Pendragon Drive - Solstice Park Avenue - A303

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

The Order will come into operation on 5th August 2019 and the closure will be required until 30th August 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 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 Jon Moss (Atkins) on 01225 730368

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


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New Mayor 2019/20

At the Annual meeting of Amesbury Town Council, Councillor Fred Westmoreland was dutifully elected as Mayor of Amesbury for 2019/20.  Councillor Rhod Evans was dutifully elected as Deputy Mayor of Amesbury for 2019/20.

 Photo courtesy of Amesbury Printing Company. 

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Madam Mayor Ode

The following poem was written by an Amesbury resident and read out at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday 7th May 2019.


This is an ode, to our Madam Mayor.

As we near the end, of her serving year.

Margaret you have done us proud, you have served us well.

But it has not been a year, without the odd bombshell!


During your term, Amesbury made worldwide news.

Not for anything would I have wanted, to be in your shoes.

You must have felt the burden, as we all reeled in shock.

At the terrible incident, forever known as Novichok!


But you took the lead, of our green & pleasant land.

Not one to simply, bury your head in the sand.

You stood up to the task, you didn’t flee.

And gallantly helped Amesbury, towards recovery!


And despite the Town's new, international fame.

You kept your eye on the ball, stayed ahead of the game.

Indeed your year, has not been full of the blues.

With your help we have again, some town centre loos!


You held your head high, at the remembrance parade.

Leading the town, as respects to the war dead were paid.

You lit up the town, turning on the Christmas Tree lights.

And won many young fans, on that seasonal night!


You hosted a tea party, a true community day.

Showing people you care, in your own special way.

You raised money for charity, without any fuss.

So that for a while longer, Amesbury has a Hoppa Bus!


Indeed your achievements, are too many to list.

I can only apologise, for anything I’ve missed.

Which just leaves me on behalf, of many to declare.

We thank you for a truly amazing, and inspirational year

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Amesbury & Boscombe Down Link Scheme - Help Wanted

Amesbury & Boscombe Down Link Scheme - Help Wanted

We urgently need volunteers with their own car who can help those in need in the community by - providing transport to a medical and other appointments, doing some shopping etc.

45 pence per mile paid to cover petrol and other running costs.

If you can help please contact Amesbury & Boscombe Down Link Scheme on 01980 677214 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registered charity - 1064561

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MoD Boscombe Down - Late/Unusual Activity

Report from MoD Boscombe Down

No late night or unusual activity has been reported.  

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 Youth Cafe

Amesbury Youth Cafe


Redworth Club - Amesbury Sports Centre, 6pm to 9pm, Tuesday, Year 11+

Amesbury Baptist Church, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Thursdays, Years 8 to 11

Redworth Club - Amesbury Sports Centre, 6pm to 9pm, Friday, Year 11+


Meet like minded people, relax, set your own agenda, exchange ideas, play YOUR music, prepare for power and change your world

Low Price Menu 

- Tea/Coffee/Toast, FREE

- Hot Dogs, 40p

See our Facebook page - Amesbury Youth Cafe, for details. 

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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."