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
and unprofitable pieces of land that CRT own into
self managed boater run moorings.
"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."
.Urban moorings wants to share this with land based dwellers
We want to create moorings that are unique and offer flexibility to boat owners
We want the history of the industrial Canal system to be available to see and be used by everyone.
We want the site to evolve and develop overtime making it a flexible space that grows with need.
We want to bring the canal and land communities together.