Sandal Park Lake volunteers secure funding grant from WREN

Sandra Crabtree, chairman of Friends of Sandall Park. She is pictured in front of the pond at Sandall Park. (Picture: CHRIS BULL D4306CB)

Sandra Crabtree, chairman of Friends of Sandall Park. She is pictured in front of the pond at Sandall Park. (Picture: CHRIS BULL D4306CB)

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Sandall Park’s lake is set to be given a makeover thanks to hard working volunteers who have secured a £50,000 grant from Waste Recycling and Environmental.

Friends of Sandall Park (FoSP) have been awarded the WREN grant which will allow for important maintenance work on the lake to be undertaken.

The scheme will enhance the lake edging at Sandall Park. This will not only improve the look of the lake but it will also create an access point to clear any accumulation of debris and waste.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Glyn Jones, said: “Doncaster Council is proud of Sandall Park and the ongoing improvements.

“FoSP’s years of hard work and dedication have been vital in Doncaster Council’s development of a park which is a strong community asset.”

Councillor Joe Blackham Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Enforcement and Trading Services, said: “This is an excellent example of local people working with the council to improve their neighbourhoods.”

There will be a temporary road from Thorne Road to the lake while the work takes place and a number of footpath restrictions but there will be no disruptions to the play area or the rest of the park.

Residents and visitors to the park are advised to contact 101 or 07903967163 to report any damage to the fencing which will block the works.

Peter Cox, managing director of WREN, said: “WREN makes a difference to people’s lives by awarding grants to community, environmental and heritage projects across the UK. We’re delighted to support Friends of Sandall Park and their valuable work.”

Pictured is Sandra Crabtree, chairman of Friends of Sandall Park. She is pictured in front of the pond at Sandall Park.