• 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

  • The Spring Community Shop and Cafe was one of the posting points for the 2018 Wakefield Rotary Club Charity Christmas post.

  • Sandal Methodist Church choir marked its 52nd anniversary in October with a special Sunday service and a charity coffee morning. Bacon butties proved to be very popular!

  • Former Sandal resident Edwin Hirst receives his British Empire Medal from the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, Mr David Briggs, at an investiture at Tatton Park. See Sandal People.

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    TO ENCOURAGE people to take and share photographs of our most important heritage site, the Friends of Sandal Castle have created a 'Sandal Castle in Focus' Facebook group where anybody, once they've joined the group, can upload their own photos. The page has got off to a great start. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/sandalcastle/



    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 21 February 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."

  • Maja's mascot was the best

    We had a massive 130 entries in our competition to design a mascot for the 2018 Sandal Scarecrow Festival. The eventual winner was 11-year-old Maja Kral whose design was used to create an actual scarecrow. Her prizes also included a cake made to her design by Fortythree Coffee Shop. For more information about the weekend, go to our Scarecrow Festival  web page where you'll find more photos.

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