12-year-old continues campaign to bring splash park to Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 11:04 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:33 05 September 2017

Bailey Nash, with his mum Justean Nash, and sisters Tru-Kc Nash and Autumn-Lee Nash.

Bailey Nash, with his mum Justean Nash, and sisters Tru-Kc Nash and Autumn-Lee Nash.


A 12-year-old hosted a fun day to encourage residents to sign his petition to bring a splash park to Welwyn Garden City.

Bailey Nash, 12, of Welwyn Garden City started a petition in May when he was 11, to put pressure on the council to open a splash park or pool in the area.

He has since collected more than 1,300 signatures both online and on a hard copy.

On Tuesday, August 22, the youngster collected even more signatures during a fun day on the North side of Stanborough Lakes, which he hosted himself.

There were stalls, from hook a duck to name the bear and more.

Bailey told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “It was a brilliant turn out.

“I would like to say thank you to Jeanette for all her hard work with getting people to sign online, Will Davis for helping set up the website and last but not least Max Holloway for helping us by talking to other councillors.”

Bailey said he started the petition because he and his friends have to travel quite far to go to an outdoor pool or splash park, which is expensive and he wanted other local children to be able to enjoy one in the town.

The youngster, who won Welwyn Hatfield Times’ Community Award for Young Achiever of the year, has even held community meetings to give residents the chance to speak up on what they would like to be included in his plans.

Bailey will be presenting the petition on September 11, at 7.30pm at the full council meeting so you have until then if you wish to sign.

To sign Bailey’s petition visit https://www.change.org/p/give-w-g-c-a-splash-park-started-by-bailey-james-nash-gardner-12-years-old?recruiter=55732010&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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