A special meeting will be held on Tuesday night in memory of the Kirkburton schoolboy Isaac Nash feared drowned off the coast of Anglesey.

It’s intended to be a practical meeting designed to investigate whether scooter facilities and a skateboard park can be set up in the village.

Isaac, 12, was swept away by a large wave as he and his brother Xander played in the sea on a family holiday on August 29.

Xander was rescued but sadly Isaac was swept away.

Coastguards, RAF helicopter crews and police have mounted a huge search for him but he has not been found.

Already the Isaac Nash Trust has been set up with dozens of well-wishers donating money and creating fund-raising events including sponsored walks and car washes.

The public meeting will be attended by local councillors such as Robert Barraclough and Jim Dodds and and Kirklees Council officers such as Ian Jessop, of Kirklees Outdoor Activities.

 

Martin Ward, vice chairman of the governors at Highburton First School said the meeting, which he will chair, would be held at the school from 7pm and he envisaged it lasting an hour and a quarter.

He said: “I went to school with Isaac’s grandmother Suzanna Lewis and Isaac spent half of his short life at the school so I know the family well.

“It’s amazing how this tragedy has brought people together. The community spirit has been outstanding.”

He said the meeting would be geared towards practical considerations with discussion about the possibility of a skateboard park and scooter facilities being set up and what if anything, Kirklees Council can do to help.

Isaac’s father Adam said: “Isaac had a scooter and for skateboarding he used to go to Skelmanthorpe and Halifax so these seemed two natural pastimes to focus on.”

As for the kindness of both friends and strangers he said the only word to describe it was “overwhelming”.

He said: “Everyone has been fantastic. People have been so kind. Our house is filled with hundreds of cards and flowers.

“People have helped Zoe and myself practically by leaving meals and the taekwondo group Isaac was part of gave us a series of amusing drawings they made to celebrate Isaac’s time with them.”