The decision to go ahead with the A303 Stonehenge scheme has been successfully challenged. The Transport Secretary must redetermine the scheme.
There is, therefore, still time for government to change its mind and avoid international condemnation.
Write to the Prime Minister and your MP if you live in the UK
⇒ Write to the Prime Minister by post: 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA
⇒ If you live outside the UK: please consider writing to the local British Ambassador and your country’s Culture Secretary urging them to forward your concerns to the British Government.
⇒ Forward your correspondence to us please SaveStonehenge@gmail.com
What should I say?
It is more effective if you can compose a short email or letter in your own words rather than send a standard letter. Here is a sample 1,000 character message by a supporter.
Here are some ideas for you to adapt:
Subject: A303 Stonehenge road scheme
Dear Prime Minister,
Dear [first and last name of your MP],
• I am shocked to hear that the UK Government is considering going ahead with the A303 Stonehenge Tunnel scheme even though permission for the A303 scheme has been quashed in the High Court.
• Please abandon this scheme before it’s too late.
• There is world wide opposition to damaging our world heritage.
• The scheme examiners recommend refusal on the grounds of significant and irreversible damage to the WHS.
• The decision goes against the advice of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, it will undermine the UK’s legal commitment to address Climate Change and is contrary to the advice of many experienced archaeologists and specialists.
• The High Court has ruled against the decision to proceed with the scheme.
• Please find attached a briefing describing the scheme and its effects.
⇒ Please include: your full name, address
⇒ Please attach the MPs’ Briefing.
⇒ You can also attach images of the scheme
Copy: Transport Secretary, The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP email@example.com
Ask your MP to ensure that your concerns are forwarded to the Secretaries of State for Transport and Culture.
How should I respond to my MP’s reply?
Here are some responses to typical replies by MPs.
Please do not hesitate to ask for help. This campaign is complex. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The petition is live until the final decision has been made.