Biggleswade Splash Park campaign is making waves

Biggleswade are hoping to have a children's splash park
Biggleswade are hoping to have a children's splash park

A campaign to bring a splash park to Biggleswade has raised nearly £1,000 and the idea will go to a Town Council meeting next Tuesday.

An e-petition for the children’s park has over 1,650 signatures and the Town Council has said it will assist the group led by Ross Little in taking the idea to Central Beds Council.

With the amount of families in Biggleswade rapidly increading Ross and many other residents in the town believe there needs to be more to do for young children.

He said: “Biggleswade is up and coming with many things such as the new retail site, refurbished car parks, more housing and so on. There needs to be something for the kids to do.

“As Biggleswade grows, so do the families and it would be nice to promote outdoor family fun for our children.”

In recent weeks Ross has been having meetings about potential fund raising opportunities or ideas as well as with Central Beds Council to discuss the project.

The splash park is estimated to cost between £220,000 and £290,000 and fundraising ideas include plans for a skydive, a fun run and various other events.

The Biggleswade Splash Park Committee were also at the Biggleswade Carnival promoting their campaign a couple of weeks ago.

Ross is delighted with how much money they have raised in just over a month since setting up a donations page.

He said: “We had opened a crowdfunder with an initial target of £500 however we have reached just under £1,000 already! With a £70 cash donation or so we will hit the £1,000 mark.

“It’s such a good sign the people of Biggleswade support the project and want to see the splash park built.”

To donate visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/build-biggleswade-a-kidssplash-park