On the 28th October 2016 the following questions were put to TfL regarding the missing cattle trough on Norstead Place.
“Recently a cattle trough which had been residing in the same spot since 1896 in Norstead Place SW15 was recently removed. Wandsworth Borough Council has stated that the land on which the cattle trough was located belongs to the TFL.
With regards to this cattle trough can the following questions please be provided.
- Whom has taken the cattle trough?
- What was the reason for removing the cattle trough?
- When did discussions regarding starting to remove the cattle trough begin?
- When did discussions with Wandsworth Borough Council (WBC) begin regarding the removal of the cattle trough?
- The discussions with WBC, what did these entail? For instance, did WBC wish to keep the trough in its current location or was it in favour of having the trough removed?
- Did TFL inform WBC that the trough was being removed?
- If the answer to question 6 is yes, please state on what date this was communicated with WBC?
- Can TfL please provide details of the person/group whom it liaised with whom now has possession of the cattle trough so that local amenity groups could contact this person/group regarding the removal of the cattle trough?
The answer to question 4, in particular, highlights that the Drinking Fountain Association had been in touch with the Council whom wrote to TfL about the Association’s intentions on 31st July 2015. How was this prior knowledge not communicated and not reported at the Roehampton Partnership or the Roehampton Forum? Or with the Putney Society?
Related articles (regarding the drinking fountain):
- Council answers more questions about the missing trough
- Richmond Park’s Roehampton Gate cattle trough
- University’s portacabin planning application heats up – contains a mention about the Norstead Place cattle trough
- Missing cattle trough has gotten interesting
- The case of the missing cattle trough (part 5) – the gravel has been tidied up
- The case of the missing cattle trough (part 4) – follow up Freedom of Information questions have been sent to the Council
- The case of the missing cattle trough (part 3) – Council responds to Freedom of Information questions
- The case of the missing cattle trough (part 2) – Freedom of Information questions to the Council
- The case of the missing cattle trough (part 1) – The Norstead Place cattle trough was to be locally listed though was removed without notice to residents.
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