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Vehicle damage to New Fence

Yes we do know about the damage to the new fence on Barnby Dun Road – caused by a vehicle (but goodness only knows how!). It will be repaired – an insurance job with a bit of luck……..

CIMG6256Why do vehicles never hit old fences?






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April 100 Club Winners Are……

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

A. Smith (£30) S. Crabtree (£15);  S. Stokes  (£5)

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




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No Soiled Nappies Please!

Over the last week volunteers cleaning the toilets have had to remove soiled nappies from both the baby change facility and the disabled toilets – in spite of signs informing them that we do not have disposal facilities and a request for them to be taken home.

Baby change signA request on Facebook has met with overwhelming support for our stance on this.  Bizarrely two people thought it was OK to leave soiled nappies for volunteers to clear up. Not true.

The very existence of toilets in the park is on a knife-edge and we need the support of everyone to make sure they are treated with respect and remain open. Toilets facilities are key to our park development strategy.






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Cricket Pitch – Latest

OK – The ‘Cricket Pitch’. The area that was ploughed up (formerly a cricket pitch) was as a result of a local cricket team asking the council if they could use the park as their home ground.

DSC01299After a huge amount of preparation work by the council the team has given back word. Because of forthcoming events over the summer we are encouraging the council to make sure the area is restored so that it can be enjoyed by everyone.

We were contacted by another person wishing play cricket in the park last year but unfortunately I can’t find his contact details. If he would contact us again maybe we can resurrect the cricket project…..



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Proms Event to Go Ahead

You will recall we were looking at rearranging the event. This annual event will now still take place on the afternoon of Sunday 21st June in Sandall Park.

Music In the Park 2013 031The format may be a little different and it may be in a different place to usual in the park so watch this space and keep an eye on our website. We are delighted to welcome back the Doncaster Concert Band for what will be another stunning afternoon of FREE! entertainment.




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Goose Jim – But Not as You Know it!

A big welcome back to Jim Fletcher, his first parkrun since being tackled by a goose back in January.

goose JimIt was a nasty injury and it’s great to see Jim back running again. Thought we had better check he wasn’t too nervous around the geese.







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