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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.

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Temporary Closure of: A345 (Part), Upavon / Enford / Netheravon (25/06/2018 for five days)

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of: A345 (Part), Upavon / Enford / Netheravon (Ref: TTRO 5404)

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

A345 (Part), Upavon / Enford / Netheravon; from its junction with A342 Devizes Road, Upavon to its junction with Mill Road, Netheravon.

To enable: Eurovia to undertake works for carriageway resurfacing, surface dressing and road markings.

Alternative route: via A345 (unaffected length) – A342 – A338 – A303 and vice versa.

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

This Order, which previously came into operation on 12 March 2018, will now recommence on 25 June 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required for five days. 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 has a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Steve Hawkins (Eurovia) on 07834503477.

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

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Temporary Closure of: A345 (Part) Netheravon Road, Durrington / Figheldean (25/06/2018 for five days)

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of: A345 (Part) Netheravon Road, Durrington / Figheldean (Ref: TTRO 5403)

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

A345 (Part) Netheravon Road, Durrington / Figheldean; from its junction with Clover Lane to its junction with High Street.

To enable: Eurovia to undertake works for carriageway resurfacing, surface dressing and road markings.

Alternative route: via A345 (unaffected length) – A342 – A338 – A303 and vice versa.

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

This Order, which previously came into operation on 7 March 2018, will now recommence on 25 June 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required for five days. 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 has a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Steve Hawkins (Eurovia) on 07834503477.

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

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Temporary Closure - Various Roads - Amesbury Carnival - 16th June 2018

Temporary Road Closure Order

Town Police Clauses Act 1847

In accordance with Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847, which section gives Wiltshire Council ("the Council") the power to make an order for roads within its administrative area to be closed temporarily to all vehicular traffic (and for alternative routes to be observed) for the purposes of preventing obstruction.

The Council HEREBY ORDERS

On:  Saturday 16th June 2018 between the hours of 11.30 - 12.30 and for part (h) Holder's Road only, 12.00 - 1800.

Purpose:  Amesbury Community Carnival and Show

That the following roads and street in the Town of Amesbury are to be closed (save in any case of emergency) to all vehicular traffic:

a) Antrobus Road; from its junction with Holders Road to its junction with Earls Court Road.

b) Earls Court Road (Part); from its junction with Antrobus Road to its junction with Smithfield Street.

c) Smithfield Street (Part); from its junction with Earls Court Road to its junction with A345 The Centre.

d) A345 (Part) The Centre; from its junction with Smithfield Street to its junction with High Street.

e) High Street; from its junction with A345 The Centre to its junction with Salisbury Street

f) Salisbury Street; from its junction with High Street to its junction with A345 Salisbury Road

g) A345 Salisbury Road (Part); from its junction with Salisbury Street to its junction with Smithfield Street.

h) Holders Road (Part); from its junction Antrobus Road to a point adjacent access to Holders Road Field.

Nothing in this Order shall prevent vehicles from proceeding in the said lengths of road when being used in connection with the event stated above.

AND it is also hereby ordered that appropriately sign posed diversionary routes will be in place throughout the period of closure.

This Order is made the 21st Day of May 2018

Signed by

PARVIS KHANSARI

Associate Director, Highways and Transport.

IMPORTANT: It is an offence to wilfully breach the terms of this order and anyone committing such an offence shall be liable on summary conviction in Magistrates' Court to a penalty not exceeding £1,000.

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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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Mayoral Speech - Past Mayor of Amesbury Cllr Andrew Williams

At his end of year Service of Celebration on Saturday 14th April 2018 the Mayor of Amesbury, Councillor Andrew Williams gave the following speech:

This year seems to have flown by,

There have been many exceptional moments and I have some very interesting and fond memories of this year.

At times it has been very frustrating, in particular with the History Centre. It has felt like picking up the pieces from misled ideas and bad advice. But I feel truly satisfied that this council has now taken the correct legal advice and improved its financial commitment to the project. It is very easy for people to sit on the sidelines and cast criticism, but you cannot move anything forward without the correct foundations in place, and this has been done.

During my term I have done many things from opening school gardens and presenting prizes, far too many to mention.

I particularly recall my trip to Belgium with a group of friends to commemorate Passchendaele, the 3rd Battle of Ypres. Myself and the Mayoress laid wreaths at the Menin Gate Memorial to remember those men, and in particular those from Amesbury, who gave their lives during WW1. The next day I laid a wreath during a ceremony at the new Passchendaele memorial, over 600 men from Wiltshire lost their lives at this battle. During this visit we met with the Deputy Mayor of Ypres and presented her with framed prints of Canadian troops marching through Amesbury and also past Stonehenge, which she found very interesting. History doesn’t always highlight the significant role that this area played during the first world war.

The Mayor’s charity I chose for this year was the Amesbury and Boscombe Down Link Scheme. This wonderful group of volunteers give up so much of their spare time helping others get around to important appointments like the hospital and doctors.

Raising money for the Link Scheme wasn’t my only aim, the other was to raise their profile, for one thing they are always in need of is extra volunteers to help with those important journeys.

My fund raising campaign started with a parachute jump with The Red Devils. This was a truly memorable occasion and a great honor to jump with part of the Army’s best. Also, we held a truly memorable Gala Dinner at Antrobus house, which was a great occasion. Thank you to everybody who supported me with these events.

About 18 months ago I started to look into the Town’s sporting facilities. It was clear from a report produced by Wiltshire Council that the town was seriously lacking in sports facilities. 

A sports forum group was formed to drive things forward and to date we have made progress.

The facilities at Boscombe Down haven’t been used for some 3 years or more and funding was required to refurbish the artificial pitch. After many meetings, and with help from Wing commander Vin Thomas and representatives from the Football Association a feasibility plan was established, with the prospect of some very serious backing for the project. There has been a delay of late with various rumors regarding the site, but it is understood that we are back on track and hope to bring this project through to its fruition in the near future.

Also, with regard to Rugby, myself and Phil Monk met up with the Royal Artillery Rugby Team some 18 months ago, to see if they could assist in starting an Amesbury Rugby Club. The backing of the Army has really helped establish the club with some great coaches and players. Along the way we met somebody who really took this project to another level, Duncan Souster, who is now the Chairman of the club, and is doing a great job. This summer the club is hoping to introduce touch rugby and possibly rugby for junior levels.

In their first year the men’s team reached the final of the Dorset and Wilts shield, and narrowly lost by one point to Puddletown after extra time, a great achievement for their first year. Two weeks ago the club fielded a ladies’ team for the first time. Their opposition was Basingstoke. Amesbury won 46 – 12.

The highlight of my year as Mayor was last weekend’s event, The Freedom of The Town parade. Amesbury Council decided to give the Freedom to MOD Boscombe Down to commemorate 100 years of the RAF, and a special thanks to all those involved on that day.  

I would like to say thank you to all the Councillors and staff for your support over the year, at times it has been strenuous. It is clear there are pressing needs for the future of the town, but with a willing approach I am sure we can meet the demands of this rapidly expanding town. 

Finally, if you know anything about me, you will know how I am willing to try and make a difference. Certainly I have always admired people who go above and beyond and achieve greatness. In particular, one of my idols wrote:

"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it.

Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion.

Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare.

Impossible is potential.

Impossible is temporary.

Impossible is nothing."

-- Muhammad Ali.

 

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Amesbury Foodbank Relocated

Amesbury Foodbank is opening in the Amesbury Community & Visitors Centre on Flower Lane from Monday 5th February.

When you face a crisis, which can happen to any one of us, it is vital that you can access the support you need as soon as possible. That’s why we are now available to give out Food Parcels to people holding a voucher every week day from 2-4pm. In addition we hold further information on other services of support and are happy to chat about these over a cup of tea or coffee if you would like. Lucy Duffy the Foodbank Manager says “This is an opportunity to get the help needed without travel cost and in a welcoming environment where volunteers are trained to provide signposting in a professional and confidential manner”.

A big thank you to the Town Council and shop staff for enabling us to help others.

Please note if you would like to donate Food there is a collection point at Amesbury Tesco. If you need help from us you can get a voucher from welfare services such as Wiltshire Council, GP Surgery, CAB, School, Children’s Centre and Housing Association – see our website for more details salisbury.foodbank.org.uk

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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."