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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