Equinox sunrise 21st March 2019

“Here is a quick summary of the Round Table meeting in Salisbury, held on the 4th March, 2019 to do with the forthcoming Spring Equinox at Stonehenge..
Wiltshire Council assured us that the Droves will be open for the Spring Equinox which is to be for the sunrise on Thursday 21st March. EH’s car park will be open free of charge from 4:30am. The Visitor Centre Toilets will be open and EH will be running buses from their car park. The car park will open at 4:30am and the buses will start running around 5:30am.”

Winter Solstice Sunrise Saturnday 22nd December at Stonehenge

Around 8.09 a.m. on Saturnday 22nd December 2018 the sun will rise at its most southernly as seen from the Stones.

But the Drove will probably be blocked by the alleged ‘authorities. , English Heritcage are opening their carpark at around 6 a.m. but refusing entry when its closed. See https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/plan-your-visit/winter-solstice-at-stonehenge/

STOP PRESS – the order closing the drove may have been quashed in court today

Code of Conduct for Round Table


  • Prepare for the meeting by reading the agenda, papers and any emails before the meeting.
  • In order for all points on the agenda to be heard – try to be concise.
  • Contribute positively to the discussions.
  • Speak truthfully and do not deliberately misrepresent and misquote an individual (whether they are a RTG attendee or outside the meeting).
  • Listen to other people’s views respectfully and don’t talk over others when they are speaking.
  • Discourage side conversations to enable everyone to concentrate on the meeting.
  • Agree to differ on issues where a ‘consensus’ is not reached.
  • Commit to sharing the information exchanged with your external groups and organisations
  • Actions from meetings to be distributed within 2 weeks of the meeting taking place
  • Aggressive behaviour, swearing or insults won’t be tolerated by the group.
  • Attendees unable to abide by the Code of Conduct may be issued with a warning and can be asked to leave; in extreme circumstances the meeting will be ended.

Traffic Order -Experimental: closure to vehicles of BOATs on WHS!

Posted by me, Lois,  in the Facebook Stonehenge Law & Planning Library today, 5 July 2018   https://www.facebook.com/groups/stonehengelawplanninglibrary/

Traffic Order -Experimental: closure to vehicles of BOATs on WHS!

Well its happening at last, despite warnings and being told we were making it up, here you are now – this comes of using the BOATs as a campsite. We had express warnings, we passed them on they get ignored and those that try to explain get abused. Those of us that fought this from 2009-11 will be interested to see how this plays out, what another waste of so many people’s efforts then!
Statement of Reasons For Making the Above-Mentioned Order ………………… [there are others, but this stands out!]
“There is now considered to be a potential danger to non-motorised
highway users (pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists) who are now having to negotiate around increasing numbers of both moving and disordered parked vehicles (cars, motor homes, and large vans) when using the byways where the public would normally expect levels of motorised traffic to be lower than that of other users.”

RT covering email from EH re July 4 2018 meeting

ROUND table email from EH – Notes and Agenda will be in Files
4 july 2018 “Dear All,
Please find attached to this email a summary of notes and actions from the Round Table Group meeting held on 4 July 2018 in Salisbury. Many thanks to all who contributed in advance or by attending in person.
Next Meeting
The next Round Table Group meeting is on Wednesday 17th October from 1pm to 3pm at Fisherton Hall, St Paul’s Church, Fisherton Street, Salisbury, SP2 7QW. The ground floor meeting space is within a friendly and accessible venue positioned very close to Salisbury Train Station with excellent parking facilities and dedicated disabled spaces directly outside. Full details are available on the website http://www.stpaulssalisbury.org/content.cfm?id=351.
Agenda for Next Meeting
The primary focus of the next meeting will be to discuss Winter Solstice 2018. A draft agenda is attached and a final agenda will be shared with you ahead of the meeting. Please use the online form below to contribute your ideas for the agenda and confirm your attendance.
The online form is available via this link (URL https://goo.gl/forms/ZXKTpB7ho4UOTDc82) and has been created to improve digital communications. We hope that these processes will improve the efficiency and fairness of the meeting discussions and help us to work collaboratively to find inclusive solutions. Please follow the link to:
· Confirm your attendance at the meeting
· Contribute to the agenda by submitting your key related concerns and queries
Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to email me at solstice.stonehenge@english-heritage.org.uk.
Warm wishes,
Caroline Johnson | Solstice Coordinator | Stonehenge
English Heritage, Stonehenge Visitor Centre
Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE

DRAFT RTG Agenda October 2018

DRAFT RTG Agenda October 2018 (PDF)

Round Table Group meeting
Draft agenda for meeting on 17 October 2018
At Fisherton Hall, St Paul’s Church, Salisbury
Chair – Roy Gillet
1: Welcome, apologies, Code of Conduct and introductions
2: Report from planning team for Winter Solstice 2018
3: Feedback from RTG
4: Discussion on points raised
5: Ideas presented from interested parties for sharing spiritual and religious meaning of Stones
with Summer Solstice attendees
5: Date for next meeting and host decided
6: AOB