The Stonehenge and Avebury WHS Partnership Panel was formed as a result of a review of the governance of the Stonehenge and Avebury WHS which took place in 2012 and saw a number of measures to bring the management of the serial Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site closer together.

The Partnership Panel first met in February 2014.  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.  It is led by an independent chair.  This role is currently held by Alistair Sommerlad who was appointed in November 2013 for a period of 3 years.

The group represents both parts of the WHS and is made up of the three key partners (English Heritage, the National Trust and Wiltshire Council), the chairs of the two local steering committees and a representative from ASAHRG (the Avebury and Stonehenge Archaeological and Historical Research Group).  The secretariat is carried out by the WHS Coordination Unit and both Coordinators attend together with the National Trust WHS Archaeologist. who report to the Panel and respond to any queries.

An important role for this group is to ensure sufficient funds are available to support the Coordination Unit and implement projects arising from the Management Plan.

Minutes of previous meetings can be found on this page.

If you would like any further information regarding the Partnership Panel please contact the WHS Coordination Unit.