The Association provides a forum representing archaeologists working for local authorities and national parks throughout the UK. Its members are senior professional archaeologists employed by local authorities to provide advice on archaeological conservation and management.
The range of interest of ALGAO members embraces all aspects of the historic environment including archaeology, built environment and historic landscapes. The Association, through the component national associations, and subject and (in England) regional committees, co-ordinates and presents members' views on a wide range of interests.
The National Importance Programme has recently been set up by English Heritage with representatives from across EH, ALGAO and DCMS to explore, via a series of pilot projects, how we might help historic environment services identify non-scheduled but nationally important archaeological sites.
A Call for Proposals for Pilot Projects is now available on the National Heritage Protection Commissions Programme webpage
The ALGAO: England AGM will be held on Thursday 24 April at Southwark Council Offices, Southwark, London. Further information about this will be circulated in due course, but we are now issuing the call for nominations for officers and ordinary committee members of ALGAO England Executive.
In response to issues raised by archaeologists at The Archaeology Forum 'Political policies and archaeology' event on 7 October 2013, the Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey MP, has initiated a review into the future of local government archaeological services.