The case of the missing cattle trough (part 3)

The Freedom of Information request has been answered and we now have some answers.

This is a follow on article regarding the case of “The case of the missing cattle trough” on Norstead Place, the following questions have been asked via a Freedom of Information and have now been answered;

  1. What was the date this cattle trough was removed?

Answer: The Council did not commission or carry out the removal, so does not hold this information.

  1. How long had this cattle trough been in this location prior to be being removed?

Answer: The Drinking Fountain Association installed the trough in 1896.

  1. What is the reason for removing it?

Answer: The Drinking Fountain Association suggested its removal in 2015, but TfL (which has responsibility for the land on which it was situated, and for  the trough’s upkeep) disagreed, stating that it would identify additional  funding to better maintain the trough, such as with a potable water  supply. TfL has since permitted the Drinking Fountain Association to remove the trough to Leith Hill national trust site.

  1. Where is the trough now?

Answer: The Council did not commission or carry out the removal, so does not hold  this information.

  1. Will the cattle trough be returned to the position it was taken from?

Answer: The Council did not commission or carry out the removal, so does not hold this information.

  1. If the answer to the above question is “no”, then what are the plans for the cattle trough?

Answer: See 3 above.

  1. Prior to removing this trough, was the Council aware that the Putney Society was considering to raise this trough as a candidate for local  listing?

Answer: Yes, and was working with the Putney Society to facilitate this.

Source: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/query_regarding_the_removal_of_t

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