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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

Information about renewal of bus passes

Older person's standard Wiltshire concessionary bus pass

Information about renewal of bus passes.

From 1 January 2019, not all bus passes will be renewed automatically.  This is because there are approximately 20,000 passes in circulation that have not been scanned on a bus prior to renewal, indicating that the pass has not been used.  In theses cases the passes will not be automatically renewed.

If you pass is not automatically renewed bus you would still like to receive one to use in the future, please contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0100 and we can arrange for your new pass to be issues.

Wiltshire Council regrets that any charges which may occur on bus journeys are non refundable

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Various Temporary Traffic Restrictions: Stonehenge Winter Solstice 2018

Wiltshire Council
 
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
 
Various Temporary Traffic Restrictions: Stonehenge Winter Solstice 2018  (Ref: TTRO 5672)
 
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Orders to:
 
Temporarily close to all vehicles, Pedestrians and Equestrians:
 
(a)   Byway 10 (Part), Durrington; from its junction with Fargo Road to its junction with Byway 12, Amesbury / A344.

(b)   Byway 12 (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with Byway 10, Durrington / crossing the A344 over to its junction with A303 (T).

(c)   Byway 12 (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with A303 (T) in a southerly direction to its junction with Byway 1, Wilsford cum Lake.

(d) Byway 1 (Part), Wilsford cum Lake; from its junction with Byway 12, Amesbury to its junction with Byway 11, Berwick St James.

(e) Byway 11 (Part), Berwick St James; from its junction with Byway 1, Wilsford cum Lake to its junction with Byway 16, Woodford.

(f) Byway 16 (Part), Woodford; from its junction with Byway 11, Berwick St James to its junction with A360, Druids Lodge.

(g)   Byway 11 (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with A303 (T) in a southerly direction to its junction with Byway 2, Wilsford cum Lake.

(h) Byway 2, (Part), Wilsford cum Lake; from its junction with Byway 11, Amesbury to its junction with Footpath 3 at Springbottom Farm, Wilsford cum Lake.

(i) Fargo Road, From its Junction with the A345 to a point 300m North at Woodhenge. (j) Footpath 4, Durrington, From its Junction with the A345, to its Juncion with Fargo Road.
 
And to introduce a temporary No Waiting at Any Time restriction on the following lengths of road:
 
(k)   A360 (Part) Winterbourne Stoke; from its junction with A303 Longbarrow Roundabout to its junction with A344 (Airman’s Corner).

(l)   A360 (Part) Winterbourne Stoke; from its junction with A344 (Airman’s Corner) in a westerly direction towards Shrewton for a distance of approximately 1 kilometre.

(m)  B3086 (Part) Winterbourne Stoke / Shrewton; from its junction with A360 / A344 (Airman’s Corner) in a northerly direction to its junction with The Packway (Rollestone Crossroads).

(n) Fargo Road, Durrington From its Junction with the A345 to a point 300m North at Woodhenge (o) C42, Stonehenge Road, Durrington from its junction with West Amesbury Road to the A303.
 
 
These Orders are made to ensure public safety during the period of the Solstice celebration at Stonehenge.
 
Sections (a) to (j) will come into operation at 09:00 on Saturday 15th December 2018 and will remain in force until 17:00 on Sunday 23rd December 2018.   Sections (k) – (o) will come into operation at 06:00 on Thursday 20th December 2018 and will remain in force until 12 noon on Sunday 23rd December 2018.
 
 
The Orders for sections (a) – (j) will have a maximum duration of six months.  The Order for sections (k) – (o) will have a maximum duration of 18 months.
 
For further information please contact Simon Rowe (Wiltshire Council) on 0300 456 0100.
 
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
 
06 December 2018

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MoD Boscombe Down - Late/Unusual Activity

Report from MoD Boscombe Down

Week commencing 10th December 2018 - MoD Boscombe Down has currently planned night flying Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th December 2018.  All flying activity is expected to be complete by midnight each night. 

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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Changes to kerbside recycling collection - 30/07/18

From the 30 July 2018 the materials that people can recycle at home from the kerbside is changing. In addition to cardboard and plastic bottles, people will be able to recycle food and drink cartons, plastic pots, tubs and trays in their blue lidded bin.

From 30th July you will be able to recycle: plastic pots, tubs and trays, drinks and food cartons.  In addition to the usual plastic bottles and cardboard, you can include yogurt pots, plastic trays, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs and juice, milk and soup cartons.  These can all go in your blue lidded bin.

Please rinse and squash your recycling where possible.

Plastic films and black plastic can not be recycled:

Your collection day will stay the same.

To view the poster please click here

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Temporary Closure of: Footpath 10 and Byway 12, Bulford and Byway 2, Amesbury (30/07/18 - 21/12/2018)

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of: Footpath 10 and Byway 12, Bulford and Byway 2, Amesbury (Ref: TTRO 5430)

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

Footpath 10, Bulford; from its junction with the A3028 in a north easterly direction for 233 metres. Byway 12, Bulford; from its junction with the A3028 to Byway 2, Amesbury Byway 2, Amesbury; from Byway 12, Bulford to its junction with the A303

To enable: Installation of new water main.

Alternative routes:

An alternative route can be found for Footpath 10, Bulford fenced to the east of the definitive line.

An alternative route can be found for Byway 12, Bulford and Byway 2, Amesbury via Amesbury Road.

The closure will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. This Order will come into operation on 30 July 2018 and is expected to be required until 21 December 2018. The Order will have a maximum duration of six months.

For further information or for details of the diversion route please contact Breffni Clarke 01443 449200, Wessex Water on 01225 522169 or Nick Cowen, Senior Rights of Way Warden on 07771 721253.

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

26 July 2018

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New Mayor 2018/19

At the Annual Meeting of Amesbury Town Council held at Antrobus House on Tuesday 1st May, Councillor Margaret Strange was duly elected as Mayor of Amesbury for 2018/19.  Councillor Fred Westmoreland was duly elected as Deputy Mayor.

Mayor of Amesbury 2018/19 - Councillor Margaret Strange with her consort Anne Bennett

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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."