Avebury Parish Council represents the interests of local residents, employers and employees. About 480 people live in 249 homes in the historic village of Avebury and its associated settlement of Avebury Trusloe, and in the nearby hamlets of Beckhampton and West Kennett.
The landscape in and around Avebury contains some of the most important surviving prehistoric archaeological monuments in the British Isles. Since its inscription on the World Heritage List, jointly with Stonehenge in 1986, the principal prehistoric sites within this landscape have been universally acknowledged as of international cultural significance.
The whole Parish is in the World Heritage Site and also in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lying near the edge of the Marlborough Downs. In addition, parts of the Parish have been designated Conservation Areas.
North Wessex Downs Autumn Newsletter: this edition includes news of the beautiful and mysterious Museum of the Moon coming to the Marlborough Dark Skies Fest in October, the new farming funding that has been allocated to us from Defra and updates from our Sparkling Streams and Mend the Gap projects. https://bit.ly/SeptNWDNews
Wiltshire Council’s consultation on its draft ‘Climate Strategy’ and ‘Our Natural Environment Plan’ is running from 1 September to 17 October. To view the draft strategies, attend webinars to find out more and respond to an online survey please visit: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/climate. A hard copy of each strategy is available to view in every Wiltshire library, including mobile libraries.
Your link to a copy of Briefing Note No.21-14 Bus Back Better update: this briefing note provides a Bus Back Better update on the Government’s national bus strategy, and the work that Wiltshire Council is doing in Wiltshire to improve local bus services.
There is a casual vacancy and the Parish Council can now proceed with the co-option of a new Councillor. To register your interest in becoming a member of the team, please email the Clerk with a brief summary of your background and skills: firstname.lastname@example.org
When visiting Avebury please respect this special site and follow the Countryside Code.
Click here to access a discussion about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the most up to date information on council services that may be affected by COVID-19 and health advice and information please visit: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus
Wiltshire’s household recycling centres (HRCs) are open but you will need to book a slot. For further detail please see: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/household-recycling-centres
Wiltshire’s elibrary services can be found at. The online Rhyme Times Facebook sessions can be found on the libraries’ Facebook pages. Regular updates can be found by following @WiltsCouncil and @WiltsLibraries on Twitter.
The Wiltshire Landscape walking challenge consists of a series of twelve walks which take you to all of the National Trust sites cared for by the Wiltshire Landscape team. Order your walking challenge pack today!
Formed in 1989 to divert young people from anti-social behaviour, Splash now supports young people aged from 9-16 years who are facing challenges in their lives. To register for free activities in the school holidays and to see what’s available click here.Initiated in 2008 to meet growing local need, Project Inspire is an alternative learning and support programme working with young people aged 16-19 years who are Not In Education Employment or Training (NEET). Click here to access more information.
Our Community Matters is an interactive notice board for news, events and volunteering opportunities for communities across Wiltshire. Providing people with local interactive notice boards which everyone can use to highlight and discuss local news events and ideas. Here is a link to Wiltshire Council’s ‘Our Community Matters’ Events Page.
Housing Need Survey: Click here to access results for Avebury Parish Rural Housing Need Survey
For daily updates around crimes that matter to you in your area you can now sign up to Wiltshire Messaging at: https://www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk.
For current flood warnings in force or for assistance call the 24-hour Floodline number on: 0345 988 1188