Gardening Club Visit

Tonight we hosted a visit from the Hatfield Woodhouse Gardening Club. The visit was a follow up from a talk on the park that we did earlier in the year.

Woodhouse visitA great turnout from the club and were delighted to show our park off.

We hope they enjoyed the evening as much as we did.







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Next FoSP Meeting……..

The next FoSP meeting is at 7pm Wednesday 15th July at Sandalwood Communal Hall off Thorne Road.

If you are interested in finding out the latest information about the park and where it is heading – please feel free to come along…….. we’ll even let newcomers draw the 100 Club!


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Bog Pond – Dead Fish Reported

We are aware of a problem with the bog pond and some dead fish in the area.

Flooded Bog Garden
Bog Garden (Archive picture)

We’ve had this problem before and we have previously had the water examined. Last time it turned out to be abnormal weather conditions and this is likely to be the cause again.

There is not a lot anyone can do at this time – except pray for rain!




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LGA Conference – Harrogate

OK – FoSP were invited to the LGA Conference in Harrogate (nice place – good venue) to ask a question to a panel of national and regional politicians.

20150701_150809The question was prepared and submitted in advance and agreed….. but it never happened – our question never came up. Predictable. The chosen questions on the day were about education, housing, children’s services, voting age……. Predictable.

Parks are just not on the political agenda – even though they impact on almost all the subjects discussed. This is why it is even more important (and makes us even more determined) to make sure parks and green spaces are on the agenda of those that count.

Parks (and of course Sandall Park) are the playground of those who do not have gardens, help keep people fit and healthy, educate people about nature and wildlife, let children explore and learn……. especially the hard knocks of life!

We’re up against it. Parks need your help – “use it or lose it” has long been our phrase of choice. You can help by sharing this post.

Great day by the way – and we got a chance to examine new electronic waste bins and the latest in public toilets….. sort of makes us sleep easy at night!


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