“English Heritage should appoint a local society as its point of liaison for all the monuments in its care. There are constantly minor works that need to be done, such as new pathways, the foundation for a new seat, or a need for an extension to the toilets or plumbing. Such minor works could perfectly well be investigated by the local society. Major works will need to be done professionally, but the local people should be consulted and made to feel that the local monument belongs to them – not to English Heritage in London.”

Andrew Selkirk, Editor-in-Chief, Current Archaeology.

More (some of which we agree with rather less!) here.