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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