Dear Canal & River Trust,

Please provide me with information-list of all change of mooring status actions made or planned between July 2020 to April 2022 by Canal and River Trust South East regional office.

Yours faithfully,

Steve

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Steve,

Request Reference: FOI 116/21

Thank you for your request for information

I can confirm this request was received on 16/07/2021 and I am dealing with it in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Under the terms of the Act you are entitled to a response within 20 working days of receipt.

Can you please explain what you mean by 'all change of mooring status actions' If you could provide a further description on what you mean by mooring status actions this will allow us to respond to your request accurately.

Does your request cover the following areas;

1. Temporary mooring suspensions and stoppages?
2. Changes to towpath mooring’s, for example;
- Changes from short term visitor moorings changing to a longer term/duration moorings?
- Changes from long term visitor moorings changing to a shorter term/duration moorings?
3. Changing of a length of towpath to a permanent mooring?
4. Changing towpath mooring to no mooring?

In the meantime if you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind Regards
Joshua

Joshua Fellows
Information Governance Administrator
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We understand customers can sometimes become frustrated and we do our best to listen,
understand and help, however from time to time our people experience behaviour which is
unacceptable, and we encourage everyone to speak up when this happens. Threatening or
abusive behaviour will not be tolerated. This includes threats and abuse received directly or
indirectly verbally, in writing, text messages or appearing on social media channels, chat rooms
or other electronic media. The Trust will maintain records of all threatening or abusive behaviour
and where it is appropriate to do so will take immediate action to protect our people to address
threats and abuse from individuals or groups.

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Dear Information Request,

Changes to towpath mooring’s, for example;

*Changes from 14 day towpath moorings to short term.*

*Changing towpath mooring to no mooring.*

*Removal of 14 day historical mooring.*

Any of the above within the South East Management area which has been implemented since July 2020, and any future plans to implement further such restrictions.
Yours sincerely,

steve J

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Steve,

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

Your Request for Information:

Changes to towpath mooring’s, for example;

*Changes from 14 day towpath moorings to short term.*

*Changing towpath mooring to no mooring.*

*Removal of 14 day historical mooring.*

Any of the above within the South East Management area which has been implemented since July 2020, and any future plans to implement further such restrictions.

Response:

We currently have The Milton Keynes Visitor Mooring Project which is for six new 48 hour Visitor Moorings and all will revert to 14 days in the winter months.

Please see description of each site below.

o Wolverton – Between Bridge 70A Stephenson’s and 71 Stratford Road – 50 meters

o Giffard Park – Converting 50m of pre-existing Visitor Mooring in to 48 hour section by the facilities.

o Campbell Park - Between Bridge 82 and 81b – 100 meters

o Woolstone - Between bridge 83 and Bridge 82A (H6) – 50 meters

o Peartree - Opposite Peartree Bridge Inn – 100 meters

o Simpson - Between bridge 91 and Aqueduct GU-131-001 – 100 meters

The region has also removed some towpath mooring due to navigational safety concerns:

o Grove Lock Marina – after second level complaint – no mooring in front of layby marina

o Campbell Park Marina – no mooring opposite layby marina.

Also one towpath mooring has been removed opposite The Old Barge Pub while the development continues at Bircherley Street for a pick up and drop off mooring for the local trip boat as their old mooring is unusable throughout the build.

There are also the Winter Moorings which will be published on this page Winter moorings | Canal & River Trust (canalrivertrust.org.uk) . We have not finalised the plans for 2021/22 winter moorings yet and as such this information exempt from disclosure under Section 22 of the Freedom Of Information Act as the Information is intended for future publication. I have carried out the public interest test in relation to the application of this exemption below.

Factors in favour of disclosure are that providing the information can facilitate the accountability and transparency of the Trust.

Factors against disclosure are that the Trust has not finished the plans for 2021/22 winter moorings yet and as such any information will be incomplete or out of date and not an accurate reflection of our plans.

The Trust believes it’s in the best interest of the public to have this information published to the public at the same time so that it gives all boaters who don't already have a permanent mooring a chance to moor up for the winter months with access to the information at the same time so that no one is at a disadvantage if they choose to want to have a winter mooing.

On balance, the factors against disclosure of the information outweigh the factors in favour of disclosure and there for the is being withheld under Section 22 of the Freedom Of Information Act.

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.

Kind Regards
Joshua

Joshua Fellows
Information Governance Administrator
Legal & Governance Services

E: [email address]

Canal & River Trust
Canal and River Trust, National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England, CH65 4FW

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We understand customers can sometimes become frustrated and we do our best to listen,
understand and help, however from time to time our people experience behaviour which is
unacceptable, and we encourage everyone to speak up when this happens. Threatening or
abusive behaviour will not be tolerated. This includes threats and abuse received directly or
indirectly verbally, in writing, text messages or appearing on social media channels, chat rooms
or other electronic media. The Trust will maintain records of all threatening or abusive behaviour
and where it is appropriate to do so will take immediate action to protect our people to address
threats and abuse from individuals or groups.

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Dear Information Request,
Thank you

Yours sincerely,

steve