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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

Bonnymead Pavilion Refurbishment

The recent work to the Bonnymead Pavilion has been completed.

The Pavilion has been completely re-wired and two new water boilers have been installed.  The total cost of the revamp was just over £21,000.  Amesbury Town Council contributed £5,000 towards the project.  The rest of the money was from the Football Association, in the form of a grant. 

The Pavilion was officially  re-opened by the Deputy Mayor of Amesbury, Cllr Rhod Evans on Saturday 3rd August.

Photo's courtesy of Spencer Mullholland.


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Notice of vacancy in office of Councillor

Amesbury (Amesbury East Ward)

Parish of Amesbury (Amesbury East Ward)

Notice if hereby given:

that due to the Resignation of Dennis Stevens, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 15 August 2019 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors from the parish of Amesbury (Amesbury East Ward), an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is call, it will take place note late that 21 October 2019

Dated 26 July 2019

Dr Carlton Brand

Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8JN

Posted by:  Mrs Wendy Bown, 2 Flower Court, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7JE

In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, East Bank, bank of public holidays or any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded. 

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A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down Scheme Development Consent Order

Notification of Hearings under Rule 13(6) of The Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010


A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down Scheme Development Consent Order





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, at the dates, times and locations set out below, issue specific hearing will be held by the Examining Authority for the examination of the application made by Highways England for a Development Consent Order (“the DCO”) for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down Scheme (“the Application”).

The Application was made to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (via the Planning Inspectorate) under sections 14(1)(h), 22(1)(a) and 37 of the Planning Act 2008 on 19 October 2018 and was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate for examination on 16 November 2018. The Application has been given the Planning Inspectorate reference number TR010025.


The Application seeks development consent for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down Scheme in the south west region, located within the administrative area of Wiltshire Council. The main aspects of the Scheme comprise:

The DCO would authorise the creation of a high quality two-lane dual carriageway on the A303 trunk road between Amesbury and Berwick Down in Wiltshire ("the Scheme"). The Scheme would be approximately 8 miles (13km) long and would comprise the following key components:

  1. A northern bypass of Winterbourne Stoke with a viaduct over the River Till valley;
  2. A new junction between the A303 and A360 to the west of and replacing the existing Longbarrow roundabout;
  3. A twin-bore tunnel approximately 2 miles (3.3km) long, past Stonehenge; and
  4. A new junction between the A303 and A345 at the existing Countess roundabout.

If the DCO is made by the Secretary of State for Transport, it would allow Highways England, for the purpose of constructing, operating and maintaining the Scheme, to acquire compulsorily interests in and rights over land, including the power to create and acquire new rights over land, and to take possession of and to use land temporarily.

The DCO would also make provision for development, which would constitute associated development together with other ancillary matters, including those related to the diversion and stopping up of lengths of existing highways in the vicinity of the route, the classification and re-classification of highways including the trunking and de-trunking of sections of highway, the application of speed limits, the stopping up of private means of access and the creation of new private means of access, and the application and disapplication of legislation relating to the project.

For further information, including hearing dates, times and locations please click here

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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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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 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."