• Agbrigg Writers have presented Sandal Library with copies of their book designed to help stir memories among those who attend the library's Active Minds session

  • Scarecrow Pumpkin (aka Harriet Swainson) was at Sandal Magna Academy to tell pupils about the Scarecrow Festival mascot competition

  • This team of volunteers supported the SCA's spring litterpick, meeting first at The Spring for bacon butties

  • The Battle for Sandal Castle - one of the attractions at the popular Medieval Funday in May. For more, go to the Castle Friends page on this website

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    GET the dates into your diary - our 2019 Sandal Scarecrow Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29. This hugely popular annual festival is the biggest event in the Sandal calendar. Get thinking about your entry and help us make this year's celebration the best ever.



    THE APPEAL by developers to build an M&S food hall on a green field site at the rear of Aldis has been turned down by the planning inspector. To download a pdf copy of his decision in  full, go to our News page and follow the link.

    Website last updated 14 May 2019

  • Murder probe continues

    On the tenth anniversary in November of a nighttime arson attack which led to the death of 81-year-old Sandal resident Lea Brooke, police, supported by a heartfelt plea from Leah's family, renewed their appeal for information. Widow Lea was killed when someone poured white spirit through her letterbox and set it alight. If you have any informtion contact the police or use CrimeStoppers.

  • BEM for services to tennis

    SCA member Peter Wilkes, 72,  was awarded. the British Empire Medal for services to tennis in the New Year's honours list, .  He was nominated by the Yorkshire Lawn Tennis Association in recognition of the 48 years he has dedicated to the organisation. Peter, now aged 72, said he was 'thrilled' to receive the award:: "Tennis has been my lifelong passion and I have enjoyed every minute that I've spent supporting British tennis."

  • In aid of Greenpeace

    It may have been the weekend of the London Marathon but SCA committee member Dr Keith Souter was pounding a route elsewhere. He was at Stratford-upon-Avon, running with his son Andrew and daughter-in-law Sarah in the Shakespeare Half Marathon, organised by the local Rotary club. He did it in support of Greenpeace - despite straining a calf muscle in training. He is pictured here immediately after the event.

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