FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

13 August 2018

As a consequence of the Hatfield Colliery incident in 2013 and subsequent incidents in proximity to track, a project has been initiated to identify all colliery tips in proximity to our infrastructure. The project will determine how they are being managed to ensure they are kept stable and risks controlled. Network rail is of the opinion that it falls to local authorities to satisfy themselves that tips in their area are stable and to intervene in the event that the owner fails to keep them stable. Network Rail is interested to know if you have any records of such tips within your administrative boundary. And if so, please can you provide a commentary on how you are discharging your responsibilities in this regard and any evidence you hold to demonstrate the stability of the tips near the railway.

East Herts Council Response

13 August 2018

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

We are unaware of any such tips in proximity to railway lines within East Hertfordshire

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.


Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 01625 545 700


It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.


Thank you for your request.