Urban Moorings CIC are a group of boaters who have lived and worked on the canals of the UK for many years. Working with the aim of wanting to create mooring sites that boaters actually want, integrating ecology, history, art and volunteering.
We came up with a unique concept based on the idea of 'Slow Regeneration' which allows us to develop moorings without having to spend millions of pounds and digging big soul less holes filled with water tagged onto the canal.
Here is our Journey on how we plan to turn derelict pieces of land into self managed boater run moorings and a local community resource. Keep up to date with what we are up to here in Wolverhampton.
Living and working on the canals provides a set of challenges that many on land have never experienced. It gives us a unique way of looking at the world and our surroundings. Forward thinking, creativity and planning are essential.
We have Gas, Coal and Short term Moorings available at Urban Mooring Located on the Wyrley and Essignton Canal at Horseley fields Juction.
Living on the canal provides a set of challenges that many on land have never experienced; self sufficiency being at the forefront. It gives us a unique way of looking at the world and our surroundings. Generating power, getting water, emptying toilets, rubbish disposal, somewhere to moor access to shops, breakdowns: These are all day to day problems which have to be overcome. Forward thinking, creativity and planning are essential.The Team @ Urban moorings CIC
We want to create moorings that are unique and offer flexibility to boat owners and live-aboard's alike
We want the history of the industrial Canal system to be available to see and be used by everyone
We want to bring the canal and land communities together. A space where difference and different ideas are the norm.