Christmas Message

2016 has been a big year for Sandall Park with events being ever popular like the Easter egg Hunt, Proms in the Park, Fake Festival and of course the Santa Dash. We thank everyone for supporting the park and all the events.

What people have not seen is the work that our volunteers have been doing in the background to provide a sustainable park for the future, including keeping the park and its visitors safe. Ensuring the toilets remain open, clean and stocked (a full time job in itself) has been a challenge.

Although 2016 has seen tangible changes like the Tesco funded gym equipment, behind the scenes work will enable even bigger changes to take place during 2017 with a new café and toilets as well a completely new play area.

The park also now has a stable and strong angling club which has been working hard to develop the lake and its fish stock with more plans for 2017.

Stabilising the park after years of neglect has been tough but the park and The Friends of Sandall Park are built on solid ground and with your help 2017 looks like being an important year, not just for current park visitors but for the visitors of the future.

If anyone can help us in the journey ahead you could consider joining FoSP as a New Years resolution – exciting times are ahead.

Finally, can I wish all our group members, volunteers, DMBC Partners, Sponsors and park visitors a very merry Christmas and a successful, happy and healthy 2017.

Sandra Crabtree
Friends of Sandall Park

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