Posted by: nickwardscenarios | April 19, 2015

draft proposal regarding Cambridge University Boat Clubs training in Ely

Expand racking facilities at right angle to existing CUBC Boathouse adjacent to King’s Ely Boathouse. Uncovered.

Negotiate doubling length of landing stage and removal of large boat currently moored downstream of existing facility.

Abandon any plans to increase non-water training facilities and decrease numbers of Cambridge University rowers making journey to Ely. Increase use of College and CUBC water and land-training facilities in Cambridge. Ely should be a facility reserved for rowers who have a serious chance of winning their respective races against Oxford.

I will forward this short message to various Cambridge University College boatmen known to me in the interests of strengthening College and University rowing after a year of comprehensive defeat by Oxford.

Safety on River. Note

Boat-dwelling friends on short, 48 hour, moorings have been frequently endangered by selfish Cambridge University coaches who refuse to cut speed when passing moored boats, particularly in the vicinity of Queen Adelaide.

I ask these coaches to imagine being struck by an illegal wash while cooking with oil on a portable stove.

Sent by email to President, Cambridge University Boat Club; Evan Pearson of Project Ely; Stuart Laing, Master Corpus Christi College Cambridge; Gerry Cronin, Ely Police.
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Responses

  1. Regarding doing my bit averting multiple drowning probability on Boat Race day, foreshore downstream of Barnes Bridge, an email exchange with PC Leahy, Metropolitan Police,:

    Read from the bottom:

    Re: Barnes Bridge Boat Race. Zac, this is a complaint against Met Police failure to respond to multiple drowning situation in your constituency
    13 Apr, 2015, 4:13 PM
    From Me
    Details
    Dear Mr Leahy

    Thank you for your prompt reply.

    I was first approached by two undercover police officers who seemed concerned that I would not be true to my word.

    This was as I was walking from Putney to Barnes intending to watch the race.

    The second approach was by three police officers. The senior police officer asked me again what my intentions were and left another officer and female officer to effectively guard me.

    All of these police officers heard me express my alarm at public on the shoreline.

    I do not wish to see them punished for failure to act to safe lives but I would like them to confirm that the situation would have been much worse if the 200 or so members of public who listened to my warning had not done so.

    The reason for this near catastrophe was the Women’s Boat Race attracting sprctators when river had yet to turn.

    Best wishes

    Yours sincerely

    Nick Ward.

    From: Keith.Leahy@met.pnn.police.uk ;
    To: ;
    Subject: RE: Barnes Bridge Boat Race. Zac, this is a complaint against Met Police failure to respond to multiple drowning situation in your constituency
    Sent: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 2:44:23 PM

    Mr Ward

    My only involvement in the Boat Race was to engage with any potential protestors. Once you informed me you were no longer protesting my involvement was finished.
    I have forwarded your concerns to the Command team for the de brief that is always held after such events.

    If you wish to complain against any Police Officers you should initiiate this by filling in the online complaints form found at https://secure.met.police.uk/complaints/ or writing to
    Complaints Support Team, 22nd Floor, Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London SW6 1TR

    I hope this helps.

    Keith Leahy, P.C. 5376 CO
    SC&O22(1) Police Liaison Gateway Team
    Room 721 New Scotland Yard
    ( Phone: 020 7230 9806
    ( Metphone: 769806
    È Mobile: 07771 614225
    2 Fax: 66615
    : E-mail: Keith.Leahy3@met.police.uk

    From: Nick Ward [mailto:banjo.nick@yahoo.co.uk]
    Sent: 13 April 2015 15:36
    To: zac; Leahy Keith – SCO22 – Public Order
    Cc: president; master; samantha
    Subject: Fw: Barnes Bridge Boat Race. Zac, this is a complaint against Met Police failure to respond to multiple drowning situation in your constituency

    Ban access to shoreline on Boat Races day please Mr Leahy and we will need names of police officers who idly stood by as my warnings were issued

    From: Nick Ward ;
    To: Keith.Leahy ; gerry.cronin ; president ; master ; zac ; samantha ;
    Cc: julianhuppert ; sarah.beaver ;
    Subject: Barnes Bridge Boat Race
    Sent: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 2:23:24 PM

    I estimate that between a half and two thirds of the public heeded my warning that watching the races from the shoreline on rising tide is extremely dangerous.

    I was the only one issuing warnings from position just upstream of steps to shoreline.

    The police officers despatched to watch over me witnessed my concern but chose not to respond.

    I also instructed them that two children on the opposite Middlesex bank would be swept into the river by combined washes of flotilla.

    As a Thames Boatman I always put safety first.

    I comend Royal Marines, RNLI and Thames River Police for their rapid and calm response once my warnings of several hours had been heeded.

    In the news
    Image for the news result
    Fifty university Boat Race spectators rescued from side of River Thames
    BBC News‎ – 22 hours ago
    More than 50 University Boat Race spectators, including children, had to be rescued from …

    From: Mike Scialom ;
    To: ‘Nick Ward’ ;
    Subject: RE: 1 No protest 2015
    Sent: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 8:16:51 AM

    Good one Nick.

    From: Nick Ward [mailto:banjo.nick@yahoo.co.uk]
    Sent: 10 April 2015 09:14
    To: Keith.Leahy; president
    Cc: e.pearson; gerry.cronin; caiusboatman; team.uk; Mike Scialom; caroline.lucas.mp; julianhuppertmp; zac; JoanWALLEY; master; jenny.jones; samantha
    Subject: Re: 1 No protest 2015

    From: Keith.Leahy@met.pnn.police.uk ;
    To: ;
    Subject: RE: 1 No protest 2015
    Sent: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 7:29:55 AM

    Mr Ward

    Thank you very much for your prompt reply.

    I wish you luck with your ongoing campaign.

    PC Keith Leahy

    From: Nick Ward [mailto:banjo.nick@yahoo.co.uk]
    Sent: 08 April 2015 21:00
    To: Leahy Keith – SCO22 – Public Order; president
    Cc: gerry.cronin; caroline.lucas.mp; julianhuppertmp; zac; JoanWALLEY; glenda.jackson.mp; master; jenny.jones; FirstMinister; samantha
    Subject: 1 No protest 2015

    Dear Mr Leahy,

    Given that work on the Foremill Wash site downstream of Ely has ceased since my Christmas Day protest I will not be staging any kind of protest on Boatrace Day.

    I look forward to CUBC looking carefully at my proposal to extend landing stage at current boathouse location and increasing rack space at 90% to building. Without damage to trees.

    Yours sincerely

    Nick Ward.

    From: Keith.Leahy@met.pnn.police.uk ;
    To: ;
    Subject: Boat Race
    Sent: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 12:27:37 PM

    Good afternoon Mr Ward

    I have been asked to contact you re this weekends Oxford v Cambridge Boat race.

    I understand you wish to display a banner from a bridge over the race route.

    The Police Command Team have asked me to make it clear that they respect your rights and are happy to facilitate peaceful protest.
    However hanging a banner from a bridge over the race route is not an option as this contravenes Sec 55.1 and 55.2 of Port of London Byelaws (2012) in relation to attaching such material to bridges.

    The banner may also present a danger to the race participants and officials.
    If your actions were to disrupt or delay the race then this would be seen as a public nuisance and you may well be liable to arrest, something I’m sure you would wish to avoid.

    If you still wish to hold some form of protest then please reply to this email and I will consult the Command Team to establish the safest area for you to do so.

    Many Thanks

    Keith Leahy, P.C. 5376 CO
    SC&O22(1) Police Liaison Gateway Team
    Room 721 New Scotland Yard
    ( Phone: 020 7230 9806
    ( Metphone: 769806
    È Mobile: 07771 614225
    2 Fax: 66615
    : E-mail: Keith.Leahy3@met.police.uk

    Total Policing is the Met’s commitment to be on the streets and in your communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

    Consider our environment – please do not print this email unless absolutely necessary.
    NOTICE – This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system. To avoid incurring legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted by law. Consequently, any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements reached with other employees or agents. The security of this email and any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

    Find us at:
    Facebook: Facebook.com/metpoliceuk
    Twitter: @metpoliceuk
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    Consider our environment – please do not print this email unless absolutely necessary.
    NOTICE – This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system. To avoid incurring legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted by law. Consequently, any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements reached with other employees or agents. The security of this email and any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

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    Total Policing is the Met’s commitment to be on the streets and in your communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

    Consider our environment – please do not print this email unless absolutely necessary.
    NOTICE – This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system. To avoid incurring legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted by law. Consequently, any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements reached with other employees or agents. The security of this email and any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

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    On 13 Apr 2015, at 3:44 PM, Keith.Leahy@met.pnn.police.uk wrote:
    Mr Ward

    My only involvement in the Boat Race was to engage with any potential protestors. Once you informed me you were no longer protesting my involvement was finished.
    I have forwarded your concerns to the Command team for the de brief that is always held after such events.

    If you wish to complain against any Police Officers you should initiiate this by filling in the online complaints form found at https://secure.met.police.uk/complaints/ or writing to
    Complaints Support Team, 22nd Floor, Empress State Building, Lillie Rd, London SW6 1TR

    I hope this helps.

    Keith Leahy, P.C. 5376 CO
    SC&O22(1) Police Liaison Gateway Team
    Room 721 New Scotland Yard
    ( Phone: 020 7230 9806
    ( Metphone: 769806
    È Mobile: 07771 614225
    2 Fax: 66615
    : E-mail: Keith.Leahy3@met.police.uk

    From: Nick Ward [mailto:banjo.nick@yahoo.co.uk]
    Sent: 13 April 2015 15:36
    To: zac; Leahy Keith – SCO22 – Public Order
    Cc: president; master; samantha
    Subject: Fw: Barnes Bridge Boat Race. Zac, this is a complaint against Met Police failure to respond to multiple drowning situation in your constituency

    Ban access to shoreline on Boat Races day please Mr Leahy and we will need names of police officers who idly stood by as my warnings were issued

    From: Nick Ward ;
    To: Keith.Leahy ; gerry.cronin ; president ; master ; zac ; samantha ;
    Cc: julianhuppert ; sarah.beaver ;
    Subject: Barnes Bridge Boat Race
    Sent: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 2:23:24 PM

    I estimate that between a half and two thirds of the public heeded my warning that watching the races from the shoreline on rising tide is extremely dangerous.

    I was the only one issuing warnings from position just upstream of steps to shoreline.

    The police officers despatched to watch over me witnessed my concern but chose not to respond.

    I also instructed them that two children on the opposite Middlesex bank would be swept into the river by combined washes of flotilla.

    As a Thames Boatman I always put safety first.

    I comend Royal Marines, RNLI and Thames River Police for their rapid and calm response once my warnings of several hours had been heeded.

    In the news
    Image for the news result
    Fifty university Boat Race spectators rescued from side of River Thames
    BBC News‎ – 22 hours ago
    More than 50 University Boat Race spectators, including children, had to be rescued from …

    From: Mike Scialom ;
    To: ‘Nick Ward’ ;
    Subject: RE: 1 No protest 2015
    Sent: Fri, Apr 10, 2015 8:16:51 AM

    Good one Nick.

    From: Nick Ward [mailto:banjo.nick@yahoo.co.uk]
    Sent: 10 April 2015 09:14
    To: Keith.Leahy; president
    Cc: e.pearson; gerry.cronin; caiusboatman; team.uk; Mike Scialom; caroline.lucas.mp; julianhuppertmp; zac; JoanWALLEY; master; jenny.jones; samantha
    Subject: Re: 1 No protest 2015

    From: Keith.Leahy@met.pnn.police.uk ;
    To: ;
    Subject: RE: 1 No protest 2015
    Sent: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 7:29:55 AM

    Mr Ward

    Thank you very much for your prompt reply.

    I wish you luck with your ongoing campaign.

    PC Keith Leahy

    From: Nick Ward [mailto:banjo.nick@yahoo.co.uk]
    Sent: 08 April 2015 21:00
    To: Leahy Keith – SCO22 – Public Order; president
    Cc: gerry.cronin; caroline.lucas.mp; julianhuppertmp; zac; JoanWALLEY; glenda.jackson.mp; master; jenny.jones; FirstMinister; samantha
    Subject: 1 No protest 2015

    Dear Mr Leahy,

    Given that work on the Foremill Wash site downstream of Ely has ceased since my Christmas Day protest I will not be staging any kind of protest on Boatrace Day.

    I look forward to CUBC looking carefully at my proposal to extend landing stage at current boathouse location and increasing rack space at 90% to building. Without damage to trees.

    Yours sincerely

    Nick Ward.

    From: Keith.Leahy@met.pnn.police.uk ;
    To: ;
    Subject: Boat Race
    Sent: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 12:27:37 PM

    Good afternoon Mr Ward

    I have been asked to contact you re this weekends Oxford v Cambridge Boat race.

    I understand you wish to display a banner from a bridge over the race route.

    The Police Command Team have asked me to make it clear that they respect your rights and are happy to facilitate peaceful protest.
    However hanging a banner from a bridge over the race route is not an option as this contravenes Sec 55.1 and 55.2 of Port of London Byelaws (2012) in relation to attaching such material to bridges.

    The banner may also present a danger to the race participants and officials.
    If your actions were to disrupt or delay the race then this would be seen as a public nuisance and you may well be liable to arrest, something I’m sure you would wish to avoid.

    If you still wish to hold some form of protest then please reply to this email and I will consult the Command Team to establish the safest area for you to do so.

    Many Thanks

    Keith Leahy, P.C. 5376 CO
    SC&O22(1) Police Liaison Gateway Team
    Room 721 New Scotland Yard
    ( Phone: 020 7230 9806
    ( Metphone: 769806
    È Mobile: 07771 614225
    2 Fax: 66615
    : E-mail: Keith.Leahy3@met.police.uk

    Total Policing is the Met’s commitment to be on the streets and in your communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

    Consider our environment – please do not print this email unless absolutely necessary.
    NOTICE – This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system. To avoid incurring legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted by law. Consequently, any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements reached with other employees or agents. The security of this email and any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

    Find us at:
    Facebook: Facebook.com/metpoliceuk
    Twitter: @metpoliceuk
    Total Policing is the Met’s commitment to be on the streets and in your communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

    Consider our environment – please do not print this email unless absolutely necessary.
    NOTICE – This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system. To avoid incurring legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted by law. Consequently, any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements reached with other employees or agents. The security of this email and any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

    Find us at:
    Facebook: Facebook.com/metpoliceuk
    Twitter: @metpoliceuk

    Total Policing is the Met’s commitment to be on the streets and in your communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

    Consider our environment – please do not print this email unless absolutely necessary.
    NOTICE – This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete it from your system. To avoid incurring legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are monitored to the extent permitted by law. Consequently, any email and/or attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements reached with other employees or agents. The security of this email and any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

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