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 Heritage Lottery Fund has been liaising with ALGAO members to produce a much welcomed best practice guide on archaeology.
The Archaeology Data Service, as part of the HERALD project, has been commissioned by English Heritage to undertake a user needs survey to help define and shape the future of the OASIS system (http://oasis.ac.uk).
The new SHINE-HLS Trial consultation process was formally launched on 18th November 2013 and provides an on-line service intended to make it quicker and simpler for HERs to deliver the mandatory ‘FEP HER Response’, and bring English Heritage advice into the pre-application stage of the consultation process. The SHINE-HLS Service Standard is only applicable to those taking part in the Trial.