New Planter Goes In……..

Many will notice the two new BIG planters that have appeared on the picnic area near the main car park.

plantersThey have now been ‘planted up’ by our intrepid team of volunteers – ‘Team Barclay’. Can we ask that everyone keeps an eye on the plants for us. Nothing is more frustrating for our volunteers than having their work nicked……….

Lovely – well done Team Barclay.



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Fingers Crossed for Weather…….

Hook a Duck and Ready Steady Store sponsored Egg Hunt weather looking dry for Thursday at the moment. Starts 11am – ends 1pm.

Hook a duck WeatherIf it rains does anyone want to help us eat 700 Cadbury’s Creme Eggs?





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Rovers Easter Camp – Sandall Park

Doncaster Rovers together with Sandal Park Rangers Junior Football Club have a arranged a two day training camp in the for Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th April.

See the flyer below for full details and how your youngster can enter.

SPR Easter front

SPR Easter rear

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Seeing is Believing…..

Sandall Park has once again been the host for a tour by visiting interested parties. Namely a contingent from several parks in Barnsley, led by Keep Britain Tidy’s Love Parks ambassador Nigel Sharp.

AwardA presentation, professionally presented as always by Don Crabtree, followed up by a tour of the park as part of the ‘Seeing is Believing’ Initiative, finished off with an informal chat and a superb buffet prepared by Ron and Jean Ketley, ably assisted by Janet (our thanks to them for food fit for a Queen).

Representing the Friends of Sandall Park and Doncaster GreenSpace Network, it was a classic example of what Networking is about. So we thank our visitors for travelling across the border to Doncaster, and we look forward to the reciprocal tour (we hope they got back before the borders closed and their passports were up to date).

FoSP are proud to be announced the first park and group to be awarded an Active Group Love Parks plaque and certificate.



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Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou….

Just when volunteers feel a bit ‘down’ after a setback in the park – the good people in the park come up trumps!

Wheatley HotelNo sooner did we report the damage to the noticeboard than the Wheatley Hotel and several other individuals donated money to have the repairs carried out.

So a huge thankyou to everyone who has made a donation to repair the noticeboard.

Sort of makes it all worthwhile again……….


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Park Noticeboard Damaged

We’ve gone almost 7 years without any damage at all in the park – which is in itself pretty impressive – so it is a shame that we have had one of our main noticeboards damaged overnight.

noticeboards 02_14It looks like the perspex has been attacked with a hammer or a powerful BB gun.

The good news is that after reporting the incident on Facebook several people have made donations for the repairs to be carried out.

It restores your faith in human nature  at a time when volunteers are asking themselves “Is it worth the effort”. A huge thankyou to those who have made kind donations as well as plenty of messages of support.


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