Articles: News

‘Pongey Corner’ Getting Sorted.

Sometime in the next few weeks the lake will be dredged at what we call ‘Pongy Corner’ – where all the rubbish gets blown.

Please be aware that the footpath around that area will be cordoned off while the work takes place. Any queries should be directed to Doncaster Council.

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Junior Rangers Induction

Sandall Park Junior Rangers themselves present another induction day in the park.

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Please Don’t Nick the Daffs………..

It’s THAT time of the year again. Daffs coming up nicely and some park visitors think it is ok to steal them and deprive others of the enjoyment of seeing the park at its best.

The daffodils in Sandall park are not wild – we planted them. That makes them cultivated and subject to the Theft Act. The 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act also makes it an offence.

Do we want people prosecuting? The answer is no – there are far worse things happening in the world – but it is really disheartening to our volunteers who have been preparing the park for spring. We do though ask everyone to be reasonable and leave the flowers for others to enjoy. We actually see parents encouraging their children to take daffodils, previously we’ve also seen park daffodils on sale outside a local house. Not good at all.

Personally I blame the person who decided to put Mothers Day in the middle of the Daffodil season!

Under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act, it’s illegal in the UK to:
Pick flowers in public parks or community gardens 
Pick flowers on National Trust property or nature reserves
Pick flowers from roundabouts etc (which are looked after by the council) 
Intentionally pick, uproot or destroy any wild plant without permission from the landowner or occupier.

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Suspicious Activity in The Park – Contact the Authorities….

Anyone wishing to report anti social behaviour and can’t get through to 101 can phone Neighbourhood Response Team on 341628 after 7pm and 385153 during the day or report it on linevia…/antisocial-behaviour-in-progr… and follow the links to make the report.

If it’s already happened:…/antisocial-behaviour-already-… The same goes for littering and other offences. If there has been a crime please report it to the police

on If you are witnessing a crime taking place then dial 999 – the on-line reporting system tells you to do that. All instances need recording please.

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2018 Annual Report Now Available.

The much awaited Friends of Sandall Park 2018 Annual Report is now available by  CLICKING HERE.  (pdf version)

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AGM & January 100 Club

It was the AGM of FoSP tonight and all the officers currently in post were re-elected for another year.

The Chairman was thanked for her comprehensive Annual Report, and a vote of thanks was given to our Treasurer for the excellent work she has done throughout the year.
At the normal meeting the 100 Club was drawn and the winning numbers were
7 – W Barclay;
66 – C Darrand;
15 -M Barclay.

As always, thank you all for your continued support, it helps to keep the group running.

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