Management of the World Heritage Site
The World Heritage Site Partnership
The Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site is looked after and managed through a partnership of over 25 partners including national organisations, the local authority, amenity groups, landowners, farmers and residents of the World Heritage Site.
The Stonehenge and Avebury WHS Coordination Unit coordinates the work of partners to achieve the objectives of the Management Plan. The unit was formed in March 2014 and is based at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre in Chippenham. Contact the Coordination Unit here.
The purpose of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site (WHS) Management Plan (2015) is to protect and sustain the Outstanding Universal Value of the WHS for this and future generations, and provide a framework for partnership working.
The role of the Partnership Panel is to coordinate actions affecting both parts of the WHS and to oversee the work of the Coordination Unit.
Both Stonehenge and Avebury have Steering Committees made up of partners including landowners and local community representatives. Task and Finish groups are set up to deliver projects for the Steering Committees as required.
Avebury and Stonehenge Archaeological and Historical Research Group (ASAHRG)
ASAHRG is a group of professional curators, academics and freelance researchers who meet to encourage, coordinate and disseminate research in the WHS.