Spooky Parkrun

Spooky happenings at this mornings parkrun – it was great to see the park so busy and soooo scary!

Well done everyone yet again. The parkrun is one of Sandall Parks truly premier events. Well done to all the volunteers too that make it happen week after.

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Great Day Planting Bulbs

FoSP volunteers today joined forces with the St Leger Rotary Club to plant 5,000 crocus bulbs as part of the Rotary Club ‘End Polio Now’ campaign.

Well done to everyone who turned out and made the effort. Planting five thousand bulbs is no easy task!

Great weather too and it was really nice working with the St Leger Rotary Club again.

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Reminder – Bulb Planting – Tomorrow…..!

The St Leger Rotary Club of Doncaster are participating in the End Polio Campaign – which among other things involves planting purple crocus to highlight the campaign.

They have donated 5,000 crocus bulbs which we (and you and your kids if you’re interested) will be planting on the old golf course. This will all be happening tomorrow Monday 26th October at 10am.

It’s in the school holidays so there’s no excuse for the kids not to be out in the fresh air and helping to make THEIR park nice. Make the effort – join us?

Rotary Polio Campaign

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Toilets – Winter Closing

The park toilets will close for the winter on Monday 2nd November.

We don’t like it, we don’t agree with it and we think the park deserves toilets all year – but it is not going to happen.

The Friends of Sandall Park clean the toilets for eight months of the year and pay for the consumables for the entire period. Cafe staff have been helping out by closing the toilets in recent months (a massive thankyou to them.)

toilet noThe problem in the winter is that council seasonal staff normally open the toilets for us but obviously they are seasonal and are not employed during the winter. Add to this the cost to FoSP for all the consumable items and most people will get the picture.

We are however looking at longer term plans regarding the toilets in the future.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

 

 

 

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Pongy Corner – Sorted at Last!

Every lake a has a corner where the debris is blown and Sandall Park is no different.

Every 3 – 4 years our ‘Pongy Corner’ has to be dredged. This area is a particular problem because it is right next to one of the main footpaths around the lake.

This week saw the latest dredging – and a pretty good job they made of it too…………. shame that in about three years it will need doing again. But that’s park life……..

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Poor Weather – Good Turnout

The weather this morning was not at its best but that did not stop a magnificent turnout of parkrunners – 162 to be precise.

april14Well done to all the runners and especially the volunteers who continue to make it happen – week after week!

 

 

 

 

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