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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

Temporary Closure of: A345 Salisbury Road (part) Amesbury

Wiltshire Council

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

Temporary Closure of: A345 Salisbury Road (Part), Amesbury (Ref: TTRO 5524)

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

A345 Salisbury Road (part), Amesbury; from its junction with South Mill Road for a distance of approximately 500m in a southern direction.

To enable: Tarmac to undertake highway resurfacing work including installation of road markings and associated works.

Alternative Route: via A345 (unaffected length) - A303 - A360 - A36 - A345 (unaffected length and vice versa.

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

This Order which previously came into operation on 15th May 2018 will now recommence on 20th August 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required daily between the hours of 09.30 and 15.30 until 7th September.  It is anticipated that the works will be 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 Jedd Gittins (Atkins)  on 01225 730375

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

16th August 2018

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Temporary suspension of one-way restriction on: Flower Lane, Amesbury

Wiltshire Council

Section 14(7) of the Road Traffice Regulations Act 1984

Temporary suspension of one-way restriction on: Flower Lane, Amesbury (Ref: TTRO 5523)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to temporarily suspend the one-way traffic order on:

Flower Lane, Amesbury; for the complete length

To enable: Local access and egress for Wessex Drainage Solutions to carry out a sewer connection.

The temporary suspension will be clear indicated by traffic signs.

This order will come into Operation on 10th September 2018 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required until 14th September 2018.  It is anticipated that the suspension will be required for the stated duration.  Access will be maintained for residents and businesses, 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 Dan Culley on 01722 349324.

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

6th September 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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A303 Stonehenge scheme - Supplementary consultation on proposed updates

Earlier this year you contributed your feedback to our consultation on improving the A303 past Stonehenge, between Amesbury and Berwick Down.

We’ve been using the feedback we received to further develop our plans.

From this, we’ve identified three changes on which we would welcome your views before we submit our application to build the scheme.

These are:

– To remove the previously proposed link between Byways 11 and 12 in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site

– To widen the green bridge proposed near the existing Longbarrow roundabout

– To move the proposed modification to Rollestone crossroads.

A number of people also asked us to clarify our public rights of way proposals along the scheme, so we’re taking this opportunity to do this.

Supplementary consultation on the proposed changes runs from 17 July 2018 to 14 August 2018. You’re welcome to view all the latest documentation and submit your feedback on the scheme online.

We’ve updated the scheme website and consultation page.

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Litter Picks Information - Amesbury & Salisbury

Major incident: community litter picks update

Due to the ongoing investigation into the major incident in Salisbury and Amesbury, and following the current advice of Public Health England (PHE), we recommend that any planned community litter picks in the Salisbury and Amesbury community areas are postponed until further notice.

As a precaution, PHE’s advice to everyone in the Salisbury and Amesbury area is that nobody should pick up any foreign object that does not belong to them. These could contain (or could have previously contained) liquid or gel.

This means people should not pick up:

  • Containers
  • Lids
  • Syringes
  • Needles
  • Cosmetics
  • Or similar objects, made of materials such as metal, plastic or glass.

The message is if you didn’t drop it, don’t pick it up

We really appreciate and welcome people’s enthusiasm to carry out clean-ups and litter picks in their local communities and we hope that we can recommend these continuing, as soon as possible.

PHE’s current advice, based on the small number of casualties affected following the recent incident, is that the risk to the public remains low. They will keep this assessment under constant review as further information becomes known.

For the latest information from Public Health England please visit their dedicated page - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-statement-on-incident-in-amesbury

Further information can also be found on Wiltshire Council’s page - http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/salisbury-amesbury

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Amesbury & Salisbury Incident - Useful Contact Information

Latest Information

Visit the dedicated Salisbury and Amesbury pages at www.wiltshire.gov/salisbury

Incident Information

Counter Terrorism Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have information that could assist with this investigation.  If you can help call 0800 789 321.

Health

If you have any health concerns following the incident please contact Freephone 0800 092 0410

Business

If you own a business and are concerned about the impact of the situation in Amesbury and Salisbury, you can Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub on 01225 402096 for advice and support.  Lines are manned 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday or visit www.growthhub.swlep.co.uk. You can also call the Enterprise Network Centre in Salisbury (Salt Lane) on 01722 567345.

Homeless

For any issues about homelessness contact Wiltshire Council's housing options service on 01722 434233 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  There is a drop in servicee at Bourne Hill weekdays from 9am-5pm (closed Thursday until 2pm). 

Visit http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/housing-advice for advice for individuals who are at risk of homelessness.

Books of condolence

Books of condolence for Dawn Sturgess will be available to sign at Salisbury and Amesbury libraries from Monday 16th July.

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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.

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."