Park Life

New Angling Lease Coming Up

The current lease for angling in Sandall Park ends on 31st March 2015.

With Web SiteThere will be a tender process (all on-line) for the next lease that must be submitted by 28th February to commence on 1st April. Full details will be made available by the council shortly. The current lease is not extendable – new applications must be made.

 

Paths at New Entrances

New paths have been installed at the new entrances to the park on Barnby Dun Road.

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Our thanks to the council grounds tea for sorting this for us.

The plan is for thousands of daffodils to be planted along the fence-line along with some substantial trees. It should look great when it all comes together but sadly it’s all come a bit late in the day for a spring display this year.

 

 

Fountain up and Running Again

The lake fountain has been causing a few problems lately – usuallywhen plastic bags get caught in the filter.

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Fixing the fountain is not an easy task because it has to be pulled out and cleaned – certainly not a January job! we are therefore greatful to anglers, Scott, Lee and Dwain for there efforts this morning in not only cleaning the fountain but re-siting it where it is more beneficial to both anglers and the wildlife.

Thanks guys – great job in testing weather conditions.

Fountain close up

Sandall Park Book

Sandall Park – The Book.  A comprehensive account about the trials and tribulations of an urban park.

Written by local historian Symeon Mark Waller the book contains fascinating details of the ‘Sandall’ area long before it became a park and includes brilliant first hand accounts of the park from the beginning right up to the problems from the early 90’s and the birth of the Friends of Sandall Park.

The book can be purchased direct from ourselves, from the Doncaster Tourist Information Office (£6.50) and is even available via Amazon for your Kindle.