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Speak out for future of Avebury village
3:25pm Thursday 2nd August 2012 in Marlborough
People who live in Avebury or who visit it and would like to have a say about management of the village – famous for its stone circles and Silbury Hill – will be given an opportunity to do so when
the World Heritage Site Management Plan is updated.
World Heritage Site officer Sarah Simmons said it was vitally important that those with an interest in the
village were involved in
revising the last management plan created in 2005.
“I will be available to
answer questions and listen to ideas at drop-in sessions in the Social Centre on Avebury High Street on August 7 from 2pm-7pm, and in Marlborough Library on August 13, also from 2pm-7pm,” said Ms Simmons.
The formal round of
consultation on the draft management plan will take place in 2013 before it is submitted to the Government and UNESCO for ratification.
World Heritage Site management plans provide a framework for meeting the UK’s obligation to protect its 15 World Heritage Sites.
They carry weight in the planning system and aim to establish an appropriate
balance between conservation, access and interpretation, local community interests, and sustainable use of World Heritage Sites.
Those unable to go to the drop-in sessions can find a leaflet on www.wiltshire.gov.uk and hard copies of the leaflet are available from the World Heritage Site officer on (01225) 718470, or by emailing email@example.com
The 2005 Avebury management plan can be found on the council website.