A lot depends on the implementation of the permissive route (i.e. the public right of way along the grassed over A344). If this actually happens, then the remaining northern stock boundary fence (which demarcates monument field) might be removed as part of the process? However, there is a lot of doubt on this matter and the fence may well remain in place for the foreseeable future? This brings up the issue of the gate. EH/NT would no doubt be hesitant but, it could be done. A discreet gate (or simple piece of roll back fence) could operated by security for an hour or so after sunrise and the druid ceremony. It could also be ‘exit only’ which would work.
EH’s solstice time lapse (highlights) video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qsFbwZ-uKY received over 13,500 views in a week after uploading. This proves it was a success. However, BBC Radio Wiltshire broadcast part of their early morning breakfast show from the stones and the hosts interviewed staff & attendees alike and described the sunrise (whether cloudy or sunny!). The broadcast is always informative, good natured and interspersed with records such as ‘Here Comes the Sun’. It would be good if EH liaised with Radio Wilts. and produced something together? The interviews are always interesting, how far have people travelled, are they wearing anything special and what do they make of the occasion etc. All this can be then watched at home – thus providing a positive overview of the event.