Parks Funding Under Threat

Heirtage lottery Funding has been the mainstay of serious park development for years but it i coming to an end…..

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FoSP Chairman’s christmas Message

There is always something happening in Sandall Park and this year has been particularly busy. In addition to the new events of Eid in the Park, Party in the Park and Great Get Together hosted by other groups, the Friends of Sandall Park introduced the Scarecrow Festival to add to the fun days of Hook a Duck, Easter Egg Hunt and Doncaster Santa Dash

There have been litter picks by local businesses to compliment the daily litter picks by our volunteers, lots of maintenance and planting, garden tending and toilet cleaning by volunteers. Many things going on in the background that perhaps aren’t noticeable to our visitors – but it’s all happening to make the park nice. Of course, the park users are doing their bit too – litter picking, challenging people who don’t pick up after their dogs and generally taking an interest in ensuring the park’s success.

There have been new installations: fountain; nest swing for Inclusive Play; the large Wooden Adventure Play equipment on the old golf course; memorial benches and reed beds for the lake.

Through the hard work of the council, the FoSP and you, the public, the Park has been awarded the Prestigious Green Flag Award. This is evidence of how the park has progressed and developed into the family friendly place it is to spend leisure time.

So, while you’re enjoying your Christmas break (if you get one of course) spend some time in the park and get some fresh air and exercise. You’ve earnt it!
On that note I wish you all a Peaceful and Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Happy 2018.

Sandra Crabtree
Chairman Friends of Sandall Park

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Keep off the ice!

The lake has frozen over for the fist time his year and already youngsters have been seen on it ‘testing the strength.

Every year we have incidents where a dog falls through the ice – followed by the owner!. We ask that everyone acts responsibly around the frozen lake and they keep children away and dogs on leads.



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That went well!

After lots of weather prayers the sun didn’t quite shine on us but then again we didn’t get a white out as forecast.

well over 400 Santa’s took part in this years Dash and raised £000’s for local charities. Well done Doncaster – see you next year!


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The weather forecast for the Santa Dash on Sunday could be classed as ‘seasonal’.  Not the best forecast we’ve ever had but we are prepared and w will take whatever is thrown at us.

Our message is clear: “Come and join the fun – wrap up warm and be prepared to smile and have some fun throughout the day”.


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Almost ready for the off

We’re almost ready but are you and your pooches?

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