Amesbury Town Council will be hosting a Bonfire & Firework Events on Saturday 2nd November 2019.  The gates open at 6.30pm, bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks at 7.15pm.  It is anticipated that the event will be over by 7.45pm. 

The event is free to attend, spectators will be asked for voluntary donations, 50% towards funding the 2020 event and 50% toward Buzz Action Foundation. 

The event is taking place on Viney’s Water Meadows, Flower Lane, Amesbury, SP4 7HE. 

It is anticipated that some of the restaurants in the Town Centre may stay open longer especially for this event.

Spectators are advised to use the car parks in the Town Centre and not to park along Church Street, Granary Lane and Flower Lane.  

 

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The works will commence on Monday 21st October and will be completed Friday 1st November between the hours of 19:00 and 06:00 (no weekend working).  however, on occasions they may over run due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns, if weather conditions are unfavourable, or occasionally we discover the need for additional repairs once the work has started.

There are advance information signs being erected on site giving confirmed start dates.

Due to the nature of the works and the local environment, the works will be carried out within a temporary road closure, to ensure that adequate health & safety is maintained for the contractor and local residents.

Road markings and ironwork adjustments may need to be completed at a later date.

The main diversion route for all "through" traffic works are being undertaken within the road closure will be east on A303, south then west on Porton Road, Boscombe Road, Underwood Drive and Stockport Avenue, north on A345,

The Contractor will maintain pedestrian access for residents for the duration of the works; but depending upon what operation is being undertaken and where it's being undertaken residents may find that when accessing or egressing from there property in their vehicle, they may experience a delay and have to wait for plant to be moved out of the carriageway.  Suggestions have been made to resident what when leaving their property, to allow extra time for any possible delays and when returning to their property, there will be traffic management operatives located at the extents of the works, to speak to them, explain where they live and they will be able to assist.

There will be points during the material laying process where vehicular access will be restricted as residents won't be able to drive over the newly laid material, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure, therefore I have recommended to resident that if works are being undertaken in the vicinity of their property to speak to the workforce in advance to ask if there will be any restrictions with regard to access. 

Signing will be in place advising that local businesses will be open as usual.  A letter drop will be undertaken to all residents and businesses within the site extents.

 

Highways England will be beginning surveys at Countess Roundabout, which are the next stage of works within the tender process and will involved the closure of one lane during the events over three weeks.  Closures will begin on Monday 7th October during the week nights only (between 8pm and 6am) for teams to investigate drainage and sewerage.

Derek Parody, Highways England Project Director, said "Our ongoing survey work in no way pre-empts the outcome of the Development Consent Order examination.  The surveys are taking place to help bidders with their lenders, ensure there is no delay to the programme and put us in a position to be able to start construction on schedule in 2021, providing consent is given.

"And while the work continues around Countess Roundabout, we'd like to thank local communities and road users in advance for their patience."

Following these surveys there will be a further six weeks of ground investigations work taking place at Countess Roundabout from the start of November.  This work will involve the drilling of boreholes and shallow trial pits with lane closures in place for safety reasons.  Highways England is advising drivers to allow extra time for their journeys.

Following the launch of an 18-month procurement process in July, the project reached another milestone at the beginning of October with the conclusion of the six-month DCO examination.

Next steps are for the planning inspectors to review the DCO application, they have three months to make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport, who is expected to make a decision in spring 2020.

To find out more information on the examination process please visit the Planning Inspectorate’s website.

Highways England’s proposed upgrade of the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down aims to unlock congestion along this vital route, conserve and enhance the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage Site, benefit the local and regional economy and tackle the rat-running issue for local communities. Key features of the scheme include:

  • A bypass to the north of Winterbourne Stoke with a viaduct over the River Till valley
  • A new junction at Longbarrow connecting to the A360
  • A 2-mile tunnel through the World Heritage Site past Stonehenge
  • A new junction between the A303 and A345 at the existing Countess Roundabout

Amesbury Town Council

Notice of conclusion of audit

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2019

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulation 2015 (SI 2015/234)

1.  The audit of accounts for Amesbury Town Council for the year ended 31 March 2019 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

2.  The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Amesbury Town Council on application to:

a)  Mrs Wendy Bown, Town Clerk, The Bowman Centre, Shears Drive, Amesbury SP4 7XT

b) 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

3.  Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £2 (c) for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return

Announcement made by : (d)  Wendy Bown, Town Clerk

Date of announcement: (e) 11th September 2019

To view the official notice of Notice of conclusion of audit, Annual Governance Statement 2018/2019, Accounting statement 2018/19 and External Auditor Report and Certificate 2018/19 please click here.

The recent work to the Disc Golf Course on Stockport Avenue has been completed. 

The course has been created using R2 Fund (contributions from smaller developments around Amesbury)

The Pavilion was officially opened by the Mayor of Amesbury, Cllr Fred Westmoreland on Wednesday 24th July.  

Photo's courtesy of Amesbury Printing Company

 

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.

 

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. 

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

Amesbury Youth Cafe

 

Redworth Club - Amesbury Sports Centre, 6pm to 9pm, Tuesday, Year 11+

Amesbury Baptist Church, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Thursdays, Years 8 to 11

Redworth Club - Amesbury Sports Centre, 6pm to 9pm, Friday, Year 11+

 

Meet like minded people, relax, set your own agenda, exchange ideas, play YOUR music, prepare for power and change your world

Low Price Menu 

- Tea/Coffee/Toast, FREE

- Hot Dogs, 40p

See our Facebook page - Amesbury Youth Cafe, for details. 

Contact Amesbury Town Council

Amesbury Town Council
The Bowman Centre
Shears Drive
Amesbury
SP4 7XT

Phone: 01980 622999
Email: townclerk@amesburytowncouncil.gov.uk