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Boat sightings data for Latton Lock Island, River Stort

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Dear Canal & River Trust,

I am seeking information on all boat sightings on the Lock Island at Latton Lock, Harlow, River Stort (If you are unsure of the location I am describing, then I am happy to send a highlighted map). I am seeking this any such data you have for the past 10 years. Please send any data you have and, I particular, the name and index numbers of boats and when they were sighted on the lock island.

In particular, I am seeking sightings data on both the main channel and the backwater of the lock island. Although I understand that the backwater does not have fortnightly sightings surveys, I believe that occasional surveys of the backwaters on the Stort are carried out and I would appreciate any such sightings data for the backwater at Latton Lock.

Please do get in touch if you are unsure about any of this request, or if you would like clarification. I require the information for an application that needs to be made by 31st January 2020; therefore I would appreciate the information as soon as possible and in any case within the usual 21 days.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Powlesland

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Paul Powlesland,

Reference Request: FOI 117/19

Thank you for contacting the Canal & River Trust with your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I can confirm that the information you have requested constitutes the personal data of third-party individuals as the requested information includes individual boat names, index numbers and location details. The information is therefore exempt from disclosure under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The information you have requested is not disclosable under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 but may be under the Data Protection Act 2018, if certain exemptions are met. I would recommend outlining the information you are requesting, along with the reasons why you are requesting it and the exemption(s) applicable under the Data Protection Act 2018 for us to release this information (I suggest referring to Schedule 2-4 of the DPA 2018). If you could email these details through I shall consider your request further.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of this email and should be sent by email to [email address] or by post to Information Officer, Legal Department, Canal and River Trust, Aqua House, 20 Lionel Street, Birmingham, B3 1AQ. You are also able to contact the Information Commissioner by telephoning 0303 123 1113 although please note they would usually expect you to have gone through our internal review procedure before contacting them.

Many Thanks,

Hannah Mobberley
Information Officer
Legal & Governance Services
T: 07342023642

Canal & River Trust
Canal and River Trust, Aqua House, 20 Lionel Street, Birmingham, B3 1AQ

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Dear Ms Mobberly,

Thank you for this, and I understand the difficulties in relation to data protection. Would it be possible to amend my request to exclude personal data (ie boat index numbers and numbers) and request just the numbers of boats sighted at Latton Lock Island in the past 10 years?

Yours sincerely,

Paul Powlesland

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Paul Powlesland,

Thank you for your response. After speaking with our operations team it has come to light that unfortunately we are unable to provide sightings specifically for Latton lock Island as we only record sightings to km lengths, visitor or permanent moorings.

We would be able to provide sightings for the whole km length that Latton Lock Island sits within but not specifically at Latton Lock Island. Please could you confirm whether you would still like to receive this information.

Kind Regards
Hannah Mobberley

Hannah Mobberley
Information Officer
Legal & Governance Services
T: 07342023642

Canal & River Trust
Canal and River Trust, Aqua House, 20 Lionel Street, Birmingham, B3 1AQ

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