Avebury Parish Council represents the interests of local residents, employers and employees. About 480 people live in 235 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.
If you are self-isolating and need help then there are local volunteers who can assist, please click here for details.
Avebury will be closed for Summer Solstice. The National Trust have confirmed that neither Avebury nor its land across the Stonehenge Landscape, will be open for this year’s summer solstice and are asking visitors not to travel to the area. The camping sites, the village pub, car parks and toilets remain closed.
All of Wiltshire’s household recycling centres (HRCs), bar Stanton St Quintin, will reopen from Monday 18 May with an easy to use postcode entry system to help limit the number of people on site at any time and ensure social distancing. For further detail please see: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/household-recycling-centres
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
The Play Area at Avebury Trusloe has been closed until further notice.
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 Great British Spring Clean has been moved to September.
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
Produced by the Campaign to Protect Rural England, this toolkit aims to improve local transport choices.