Save Stonehenge!

If you are not from the UK, and even if you are, you may not be aware of a massive change that has been approved for Stonehenge this morning.

A petition is circulating and I wanted to share some of the information from there here incase anyone was interested in learning more and signing the petition themselves.

Dear friends, 

I just signed the petition "Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site" and wanted to ask if you could add your name too. 

This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here

Can you also take a moment to share the petition with others? It's really easy – all you need to do is forward this email or click these links: 

Thank you! 

Hannah

The Government proposes to widen the A303 trunk road to the south west. This road crosses the iconic Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS), which has been called “the most archaeologically significant land surface in Europe”. The whole site, extending to beyond the horizons around the famous stones themselves, is c. 5.4 km across. All of it makes up a “huge ancient complex” that holds many secrets yet to be discovered.

The proposal is to put the road into a tunnel where it passes the stones, but the tunnel would be at most only 2.9 km long. This would result in at least 1.6 km of above-ground 21st-century road engineering within the WHS, consisting of new dual carriageway descending in massive trenches to the tunnel portals and possibly a new underpass with slip roads on the western WHS boundary.

When I heard this news I was shocked. I don't understand why they would risk ruining such an iconic landmark and such a famous historical site. I for one want to keep the way Stonehenge is now forever. I think it's our duty to keep the remains as they once were, how they are now and hopefully how they will be seen in the future.

If you too want to see this saved, please sign the petition or just share your own thoughts on social media and in the comments below.

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