100 Club Winners for August Are:

At tonights FoSP meeting the winners of the August 100 Club draw were as follows:

K. Gethin (30)
M Downing (£15)
M. Barclay (£5)

Well done to all the winners and thanks for your support.

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Website to get Updated

Our current website has stood the test of time (from a technology point of view) but the time is right for bit of a revamp.

New websiteSo, coming soon will be a new version – no launch date as yet but we are working towards the end of the month(ish).

Watch this space (literally)!

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FoSP Visit National Wildflower Centre

The Friends of Sandall Park together with other community groups and DMBC officers have visited the National Wildflower Centre at Knowlsey, Liverpool.

Following current trials within the Borough where large areas of wild flowers have been planted, the attention would appear to be to extend such areas to other public spaces – including Sandall Park. The trip itself was interesting and we shall have to see how this strategy develops as the visit did highlight that planting wildflowers is clearly not the cheap low maintenance option that many believe it is. We will also have to think long and hard about where in the park would be suitable for such an option. We will keep you posted.

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DARTS in the Park

Doncaster Community Arts are coming into the park to do artistic work and circus skills for families.

dartsThey will be starting (weather permitting) this Friday at 10am till 12pm and then from 2pm – 4pm. Turn up and see what they have on offer.

They will also be there Tuesday 26th August and Friday 29th. 01302 341662 is their phone number if you need any more details. Or click here for their web site.

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Mobility Buggy Training in the Park

You asked and we provided.

As a result of the PedalReady Adult Cycle Training now every Saturday morning, several people asked if we could arrange mobility buggy training. And we have.


Eden Mobility will be in the park on Monday 18th August at 10am, Turn up with your buggy, or try one of theirs. They’ll offer advice and tips on how to get the best from your buggy (without taking pedestrians out or tipping up from off-roading).

For more information about Eden Mobility click here for their web site.

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Woodland Adventure Park

OK – we’ve achieved everything we set out to do in 2005, so what’s next on the agenda?

2 Conceptual Plan 3DMany park visitors will have taken part in the consultations we have carried out over recent months and as a result we have come up with a plan.

In essence the plan involves making the park, and the area of the old golf course in particular, safer by taking down the hedge on Barnby Dun Road and replacing it with a low fence to  afford a better sight line across the park. This will allow us to develop the old golf course area with a play area like no other that is sympathetic to the area.

Want to know more? Click here to find out more about the project and the answers to many FAQ’s. Let us know what you think – so far the feedback has been pretty good.

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