Earlier this month The Floater published the NBTA case in some detail. Now we have invited Lee Wilshire, Founder of the London Waterways Projects to explain why he feels his project should take precedence over Continuous Cruisers mooring at the site, near an old gasworks, and instead provide community, fixed price moorings.
Lee first approached Canal & River Trust about developing this site as a social enterprise in 2013. After over three years of discussion he says he can finally confirm taking possession of the site.
Lee says: “This site will test and pioneer our approach to moorings provision – on the basis of need and connection to the local area. Through developing fixed price moorings we hope to enable individuals and families with most need, or who have a strong connection to the local area (perhaps through work or school) to put down roots without having to leave the water.
“Initially London Waterways Projects will operate Corbridge Crescent on a short term agreement with the Trust, during which time we will repair and restore the site railings and sow the seeds of a mooring community. We will use this time to finalise details of far more extensive works to repair the canal wall and bring full services to the site.