Articles: Hall of Shame

Goal Posts Stolen……..

We’re going through a bad patch at the moment with more crimes reported in the last week than we have had in the last year (in fact five years). This one is detectable though.

On Friday evening a set of two metal goal posts and nets were stolen from next to the football club container. Two ‘people’ were apparently seen carrying them across the park and on to the Clay Lane estate.

Things like this can cripple a small group like Sandall Park Rangers Junior Footbal Club so any information would be appreciated. Report any information via Crimestoppers, 101 or PM us (via Facebook) in confidence. We want these back.


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Cycles Stolen

Last weekend two of the pedal cycles used for cycle training in the park were stolen.

The two bikes are Dawes Red Feather step through frame. They have unique identification features. Although they are called ‘Red Feather’ they are cream in colour. These bikes are quite rare especially the ‘step through’ ones. They are not sold through main shops.

A) Did anyone see anything? B) Can you share this and make the bikes too hot to ride!

Any information please to Crimestoppers on 0800555111 to the police via 101 or in confidence to ourselves.

Cycle lessons will be continuing using spare bikes.

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Trashed Toilets! #Annoyed

‘Someone’ just doesn’t want the park toilets stay open. Cleaned and stocked up by volunteers this morning, the ladies was trashed by the end of play today.

The toilets would normally be closed throughout the winter until the 1st April but as most know – volunteers have worked hard to keep them open. We are beginning to wonder maybe why?

The great thing is that we know that 99.9% of park visitors welcome the facilities in the park and as always we will never let one setback knock us off course – we’ve come too far………..

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Parents Laugh at Damage to Trees

Damage in the park is rare but today saw a strange incident where parents actually condoned damage caused to trees by there own children.

You can see a full report and the reaction from park supporters on our Facebook page.

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Quad Bike Problem – Again!

Bit of help needed please. We have another quad bike problem this time on the old Golf Course. Late evening 7.30pm -10pm. No lights, no plates , no numbers. The authorities are aware but as we know it’s a tricky one to sort……. but not impossible – with everyones help.

There is a huge danger to park users even at this time of the evening as there are plenty of evening dog walkers on the park at this time.

It would be a real shame if they crashed into a tree (honest). We’d hate a tree to be damaged!

In the first instance please ring 101 or the out of hours council response team on 01302 341628 (out of hours). You can message us but we are not the fourth emergency service. Any description would be great – they usually head off on Thorne road towards town.

We have good record of eventually catching these people so let’s do it again.

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Toilets Damaged Again

Someone is determined that the park toilets will close – for the third time in a month our storage cubicle in the gents toilets has been broken into. If this was three strikes – the toilets would now be closed.

Extra vigilance please. It is always a morning and it is always a week day and nothing is stolen – just damage that we have to pay for.



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