Dear Middle Level Commissioners,
Please treat this request for information as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please would you provide me with copies of the funding bids or grant applications that you have made since 1st January 2012 that are or that include bids for funding for any restoration work, repairs, maintenance work, construction work or for any other activity (such as tourism, signs etc) at Well Creek.
Thank you. I look forward to your reply within 20 working days.
Freedom of Information Act 2000
I write in response to your Freedom of Information Act request for
information about applications for grant funding for works at Well Creek
since January 2012 .
There have been no bids for funding during this period . The only
discussions that have taken place with the Environment Agency in 2013
were about the replacement of the Salters Lode upstream lock gates
,however the Environment Agency advised us that unless we could prove this
work delivered sufficient target outcome measures (in terms of extra
homes protected against flooding ) to show economic benefit the bid was
likely to fail .
The guillotine gate at Salters Lode is deemed to be the flood defence and
the upstream lock gate at Salters Lode as a secondary defence would not
satisfy the criteria for funding and therefore Middle Level Commissioners
replaced the gates at our own cost in full .
I am always happy to supply you with information requested under the
Freedom of Information Act -in the spirit of mutual cooperation would you
be able to supply me with the information [personal information removed] about the
number of National Bargee Traveller Association members who are on the
Middle Level System .
I look forward to hearing from you
Solicitor and Assistant Clerk
Middle Level Commissioners
Tel: 01354 653232
Email: [email address]
85 Whittlesey Road
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