P-06-1212 Mark Allen's Law - we want throwline stations around all open water sites in Wales



This petition was submitted by Leeanne Elizabeth Bartley, having collected a total of 11,027 signatures.


Text of Petition:                    

Mark Allen, aged 18, drowned after jumping into a freezing reservoir on a hot day in June 2018. In May 2019 we watched whilst 3 throwlines were installed where he died. Mark could have possibly been saved if they were in place beforehand.


Additional Information:

We, Mark's family and friends, feel that it should be law that throwlines like those placed where Mark died should be placed in designated places around every reservoir, lake, canal etc. Speaking to people who work in water safety, e.g. fire services etc., such throwlines have saved many lives. We want to save lives and save people from going through the heartbreak and tragedy of losing someone they love to drowning.


Plz help us make a positive difference in Marks memory.


Thank you, Mark's family and friends.


red life buoy





This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 27/02/2023.


The Committee discussed the history of the petition and noted the successful outcome of the petition. Members thanked Leeanne Bartley and her family, and all who have engaged with this inquiry and agreed to close the petition.


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

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 29/11/2021.


Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Clwyd West
  • North Wales


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 01/11/2021