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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.

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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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Remembrance Parade & Service 2018

To confirm the timings for this years Remembrance Parade and Service

  • 10.30am - Parade to form up on Salisbury Street
  • 10.35am - Parade to march off from Salisbury Street
  • 10.45am - Service starts at St Mary & St Melor Parish Church

All are welcome to the service.  A collection will be held at the end of the service, all money going to the Amesbury Branch - Royal British Legion.  

 

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Temporary Road Closure Order - Salisbury Street & Church Street

Temporary Road Closure Order

Town Police Clauses Act 1847

In accordance with Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847, which section give 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 - Sunday 11th November 2018 between 10.30 and 10.45

Purpose - Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service

That the following roads and streets in the town of Amesbury are to be closed (save in any case of emergency) to all vehicular traffic as set out below:

a) C350 (part) Salisbury Street; from its junction with The Centre in a westerly direction to it junction with Church Street (rolling road closure)

b) C350 Church Street (part); from its junction with Salisbury Street for a distance of approximately 250 meters to a point level with the bridge over River Avon.

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

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Temporary Closure of: Holders Road (Part), Amesbury (22/11/18 for 1 day)

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of:  Holders Road (Part) Amesbury (Ref: TTRO 5612)

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

Holders Road (Part), Amesbury; from its junction with St Annes Close to its junction with Boscombe Road.

To enable:  Wessex Water to complete manhole cover replacement work.

Alternative Route: via Holders Road (unaffected - Antrobus Road - Earls Court Road - Boscombe Road and vice versa.

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

The Order will come into operation on 22nd November and will be required between the hours of 0900 and 1500 for 1 day.  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 Victoria Armstrong on 0345 600 4 600

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

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Temporary Closure of: C42 (Part), Wilsford cum Lake (06/11/18 - 08/11/18)

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of: C42 (Part), Wilsford cum Lake (Ref: TTTRO 5596)

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

C42 (Part), Wilsford cum Lake; from property known as The Fawns for a distance of approximately 90m in a northerly direction.

To enable:  BT Openreach to carry out a new connection for customer.

Alternative route:  via C42 (unaffected length) - Stonehenge Road - Salisbury Street - A345 - C292 and vice versa.

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

This Order will come into operation on 6 October 2018 between the hours of 0930 and 1530 and will be required until 8 October 2018.  It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions.  Access will be maintained for resident 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 A-Plant Lux Traffic Control (BT Openreach) on 03700500792.

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

1 November 2018

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Amesbury Incident - Free Business Support

Following the recent incident in Amesbury, Free Business Support has been made available to businesses in Amesbury and Salisbury.

Business support drop-ins:

  • Salisbury Old Fire Station, Enterprise Centre, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (no need to book just turn up)
  • Amesbury Library, 10am to 12noon, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Antrobus House, 10am to 12noon, Monday and Wednesday. 

Pre-bookable 1-2-1 business advisor appointments available on the following dates - 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 28th and 30th August.  To arrange an appointment call 01225 402096

21st August - Salisbury Chamber, 60 minutes from 7.45am

Workshops

  • 14th August - Strategic Market Planning, Amesbury
  • 22nd August - Business Finance Planning, Salisbury
  • 11th September - Business Finance Planning, Amesbury
  • 17th & 18th September, 2-day intensive Business Strategy Workshop (Salisbury)
  • 24th September, Strategic Market Planning, Salisbury

To pre-book the workshop visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/Salisbury-Amesbury 

 

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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.

Historic Amesbury The Home Of Stonehenge...

" 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."