Pleasure boat licences

Guy Ziv made this Freedom of Information request to Canal & River Trust

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Dear Canal & River Trust,

For research purposes, I am looking for breakdown of number of
pleasure boat licences by postcode (best) or principal authority.
If there's a breakdown of these to private and business boats that
would be even better.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Guy Ziv
School of Geography
University of Leeds

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Dr Ziv,

 

Thank you for your recent request about boat licences. I need to clarify
your request slightly so that I can make sure I am sending you the right
information.

 

I think what you are asking for in general terms is a breakdown of where
boats are on our waterways? The licences we provide are attributed to a
boat and not to a particular location. We do however keep records of home
moorings and we would therefore be are able to give you a list of the
number of boats on each canal or river, with figures broken down on a
monthly basis over the last 12 month period, which I think would provide
the information you are looking for?

 

We should be able to give you a breakdown of private and business boats on
each waterway as well if this would be of assistance?

 

There are also some boats with continuous cruiser licences who will not
have a home mooring and we can let you know how many continuous cruisers
we have on the Waterways too.

 

Can you please let me know if you are happy for me to deal with your
request in this way or if I have misunderstood can you please let me have
some more detail about what information you would like.

My telephone number is below as it may be easier to call me to discuss if
what I have suggested above doesn’t meet your needs.

 

Kind regards,

 

Samantha

Information Officer

 

T 01908 351963     

 

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number 1146792. Registered office address First Floor North, Station
House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

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ddyfrffyrdd yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Cymerwch ran, ymunwch â ni - Ewch i
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Mae Glandŵr Cymru yn gwmni cyfyngedig drwy warant a gofrestrwyd yng
Nghymru a Lloegr gyda rhif cwmni 7807276 a rhif elusen gofrestredig
1146792. Swyddfa gofrestredig: First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder
Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

Guy Ziv left an annotation ()

(Using records of) home moorings, a list of the
number of boats on each canal or river, broken down on a
monthly basis over the last 12 month period

- this is what I look for, is this available for a longer period than 12 months?

breakdown of private and business boats

- this would be useful, as it splits personal users and tourism activity

how many continuous cruisers we have on the Waterways

- again this would be fantastic to look at the tourism activity

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Dr Ziv,

 

I see that we haven’t had a response to our email of the 16 June 2015 when
we asked for clarification of your request.

 

Can you confirm whether you would still like to proceed with your
application for information.

 

Many thanks in advance,

 

 

Samantha Gray

Information Officer

 

T 01908 351963      M 07768 272548

 

Follow @canalrivertrust from the Canal & River Trust on Twitter

 

Please visit our website to find out more about the Canal & River Trust
and download our ‘Shaping our Future document' on the About Us page.

 

Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate,
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

 

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The Canal & River Trust is a new charity entrusted with the care of 2,000
miles of waterways in England and Wales. Get involved, join us - Visit /
Donate / Volunteer at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk - Sign up for our
newsletter at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/newsletter

Canal & River Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee
registered in England & Wales with company number 7807276 and charity
number 1146792. Registered office address First Floor North, Station
House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

Elusen newydd yw Glandŵr Cymru sy’n gofalu am 2,000 o filltiroedd o
ddyfrffyrdd yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Cymerwch ran, ymunwch â ni - Ewch i
Rhoddion a Gwirfoddoli yn www.glandwrcymru.org.uk

Mae Glandŵr Cymru yn gwmni cyfyngedig drwy warant a gofrestrwyd yng
Nghymru a Lloegr gyda rhif cwmni 7807276 a rhif elusen gofrestredig
1146792. Swyddfa gofrestredig: First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder
Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

Dear Information Request,

I replied the same day as an annotation... copied below :

(Using records of) home moorings, a list of the
number of boats on each canal or river, broken down on a
monthly basis over the last 12 month period
- this is what I look for, is this available for a longer period than 12 months?
breakdown of private and business boats
- this would be useful, as it splits personal users and tourism activity
how many continuous cruisers we have on the Waterways
- again this would be fantastic to look at the tourism activity

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Guy Ziv

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

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Dear Dr Ziv
 
I attach a spreadsheet with information in response to your request
below. 
 
 
The Freedom of Information Act would usually require us to provide our
response within twenty working days of receipt if your request. i.e. by 3
July.  However, because there was a period of time (16 June to 1 July)
during which we were clarifying your request the date for response was
extended under the Act to 17 July 2015.
 
If you are not content with our response to your request, you can ask for
an internal review of the handling of your query by emailing
[1][email address] and you are able to contact
the Information Commissioner, although please note that they would usually
have expected you to go through our internal review procedure before you
contact them, see [2]www.ico.org.uk for further details on how to do this.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Julie Smith
Principal Solicitor
 
T  01908 351817   M  07748 704196
 
Please visit our [3]website to find out more about the Canal & River Trust
and download our “Shaping our Future document” on the About Us page.
 
Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate,
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB
 
 
 

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Dear Information Request,

Thanks for the data, which is very helpful. To make use of the data, I would need to know the locations of the canals (there are 115 of them in the data). I see them online (e.g. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/canals-an...) but is there a ESRI shapefile / KML file with these canal centrelines?

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Guy Ziv
University of Leeds

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Dr Ziv,

 

Thank you for your email asking about whether we have an ESRI shapefile or
KML file with the Canal Centrelines.

 

We do have such a file and it is available at:

 

[1]http://www.geostore.com/environment-agen...

 

I hope this is helpful.

 

Kind regards,

 

Samantha

 

 

Samantha

Information Officer

 

T 01908 351963     

 

Follow @canalrivertrust from the Canal & River Trust on Twitter

 

Please visit our website to find out more about the Canal & River Trust
and download our ‘Shaping our Future document' on the About Us page.

 

Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate,
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Canal & River Trust is a new charity entrusted with the care of 2,000
miles of waterways in England and Wales. Get involved, join us - Visit /
Donate / Volunteer at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk - Sign up for our
newsletter at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/newsletter

Canal & River Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee
registered in England & Wales with company number 7807276 and charity
number 1146792. Registered office address First Floor North, Station
House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

Elusen newydd yw Glandŵr Cymru sy’n gofalu am 2,000 o filltiroedd o
ddyfrffyrdd yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Cymerwch ran, ymunwch â ni - Ewch i
Rhoddion a Gwirfoddoli yn www.glandwrcymru.org.uk

Mae Glandŵr Cymru yn gwmni cyfyngedig drwy warant a gofrestrwyd yng
Nghymru a Lloegr gyda rhif cwmni 7807276 a rhif elusen gofrestredig
1146792. Swyddfa gofrestredig: First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder
Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

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