If there is no money why are the CRT wasting money on mooring rings on the Trent & Mersey. This is one of twenty new rings installed just past the aqueduct north of Rugeley, in an area where people won’t moor anyway.
So why is this a waste? 1. It seems they were installed by 5 year olds and adhere to no ‘craft’ quality that I have ever seen (cement between the bricks would have been nice). 2. This length of bank is on the off side and close to the bypass. 3. If you look closely at the top of the picture, these twenty rings have been installed along a length of ARMCO piling. WHY?
Well it is obvious if you think about it. The moorings are for CRT vessels. Why do CRT need a substantial mooring to tie their boats to when they only ever tie the up with a ropey old bit of string? Who knows!
If one of these rings costs as much as a bollard this installation has cost £20,000! This is a waste of money. There is an alternative which I doubt was ever thought about. While this is normally installed during construction it can be done afterwards.
How much more money are CRT going to waste?