P-05-1048 Allow older people to access outdoor sports facilities for physical and mental wellbeing



P-05-1048 Allow older people to access outdoor sports facilities for physical and mental wellbeing


This petition was submitted by Colin Edmunds having collected a total of 1,743 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

Older members of society have often lost their partner and have established a circle of friends in their own particular club. This is particularly pertinent in golf clubs. The club maybe outside their lockdown area, sometimes by even a short distance. This year has been difficult for all but particularly so for this age group, with not only their physical health suffering but also having a severe effect on their mental health.


Additional Information:

The Equality Act 2010 says you musn't be discriminated against because of your age. Discrimination, which is against the Equality Act, is unlawful.

Recent changes by the Welsh Government allows younger people to travel out of their lockdown area to their personal sporting club.

This action discriminates against older people also needing the same facilities.





This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 01/12/2020.


The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to note the petition and the correspondence received from the Welsh Government, including the explanation of the closure of premises such as golf clubs during lockdowns. In light of the introduction of a set of national rules which mean that golf clubs and other facilities have now reopened following previous lockdowns, the Committee agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 01/12/20.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Bridgend
  • South Wales West


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 18/11/2020