Dear City of London Corporation,
A list of all upcoming Tower Bridge lift times are listed on the Tower Bridge website including scheduled lifts several months in advance. The list is here https://www.towerbridge.org.uk/lift-times . As soon as a day passes it is no longer possible to view the lifts that were scheduled on that day as the site only allows users to view days ahead.
I would like the historic version of this list going back to the start of the year or at least as far back as possible if the start of the year isn't available. The date, time, and vessel name is required.
Following your request of 25 May 2022, the City of London (CoL) responds as follows:
You requested: I would like the historic version of this list going back to the start of the year or at least as far back as possible if the start of the year isn't available. The date, time, and vessel name is required.
Please note, the work of the CoL is funded from one of three sources which it controls. One is the City Fund (a public, tax-based fund); another is City's Cash (a combination of funds including endowments which have been built up over the centuries); and the third is the Bridge House Estates (which maintains the five City bridges across the Thames and supports charities by funding the grant giving activities of the City Bridge Trust). Only our City Fund activities, ie our functions as a local authority, police authority and port health authority, fall within scope of the FOIA. Please see the FOIA, Schedule 1, Part II, paragraph 9. For further information about the CoL's finances and budgets, please see the website at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/finance.
Tower Bridge is out of scope of the FOIA, nevertheless, please see our response within the attached document.
Comptroller & City Solicitor's Department City of London
Tel: 020-7332 1243
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