Rearranged FoSP Meeting This Week……..

Due to circumstances beyond out control the November Friends of Sandall Park meeting was rearranged for this Wednesday 2nd December. 

So, if you want to know what’s happening in the park, or is about to happen in the park – we’ll see you Wednesday evening 7pm at Sandalwood Communal Hall, Sandallwood Close, Wheatley. (Opposite the park on Thorne Road).


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Another First for Sandall Park

We were asked by Keep Britain Tidy and Superbin to trial a new special litter bin in the park – and today was the big day!

20151127_113850The bin looks and ‘acts’ like other bins but part of it is storage space for litter picking equipment so that our volunteers can carry out litter picks at any time they are in the park. Brilliant idea!

In the coming months our volunteers will be ‘road testing’ the Superbin. Exciting times indeed!




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Dogs Worrying Wildlife

To the couple who this afternoon thought it was OK for their two dogs to chase and harass the wildlife in the park – well it’s not!

In answer to the question “Who cares – you don’t know where I live”……. Answer: We don’t need to – we’ve got your registration number………!

The photo’s, video, and statements (including independent witnesses) have been sent to the authorities.

IMGL0679 Black Swan Lakeside 2013 5184 x 3456 DERRICK BEWELL  THORNEFor the record – we have had five black swans and cygnets killed by dogs due to behaviour such as yours. Two offences: 1) Dog not under control 2) Allowing your dog to worry wildlife. Simples!

We don’t like doing this but someone has got to look after the wildlife and support the majority of dog owners who take their dog ownership responsibilities seriously.

Side note: Apparently we’re ‘F….g do gooders’. Yup OK and proud of it!

The relevant post on Facebook has been viewed by more than 14,000 people, ‘Liked’ by 440 people and with 35 supportive comments we reckon most people would view the action taken as appropriate.


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Live Lounge UK – Nice Touch…. Thankyou!

This is another release from the promoters of next years  Summerfest Doncaster @ Sandall Park:

“As part of our Social Responsibility, we shall be supporting a number of good causes in the run up to and during the Festival. A number of causes and voluntary groups that have an impact in the community have been identified and will be announced in due course.

The first we are proud to announce is to the Friends of Sandall Park a voluntary group that have worked tirelessly on the decade long restoration and never ending maintenance of the Park. (Reg Charity No.1120679)

The Park is a beautiful open space and we feel extremely privileged to be hosting our event there – well worth a visit!”


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Doncaster Summerfest @ Sandall Park

2016 is going to be  big year for Sandall Park – we just know it! The planning is going ahead already and we are delighted to announce a new Music Festival in the park for next year – The Doncaster Summerfest!

The date will be Saturday 6th August and the headline bands have yet to be announced.

SummerfestHere are ticket prices:
*TICKET PRICE ANNOUNCEMENT* save 20% and ZERO booking fee on following prices by registering for early bird tickets by e-mail to: Thank you to those already registered, you will receive a link shortly to purchase tickets, offer strictly limited and may be withdrawn at any time. Those already registered guaranteed opportunity to buy at discount price. REGISTER NOW!

Adult £18.50
Under 18 £12.50 (must be accompanied by an adult)
Under 5s/1 metre free
Family Ticket 2 Adults, Up to two Under 18s £55
Booking fees may apply/vary depending on where purchased

REGISTER for Early Bird Tickets with MINIMUM 20% discount [Early Bird ticket numbers strictly limited] email to: (no obligation, we do not pass on your details)

Sponsors & Advertising?
Want to play? :
Suppliers, caterers, wet trade, PA hire, facilities? :
Press enquiries? :

Keep a lookout for announcement of Headline Acts.
Live Lounge UK Keeping it Live in South Yorkshire.


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Cycle Training Anyone?

Places are still available with Pedal Ready for FREE adult cycle training in the park. (children will be accommodated where possible).

TrainingYou need to book a place by phoning 01142 412775 or email them at Training starts at 10am on a Tuesday or a Saturday, meet near the changing rooms at the football pitches (top of the steps near the lake). Bikes and helmets are provided – what are you waiting for (It’s free!)?

Further info can be found on their web site by CLICKING HERE


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