• Sandal Singers entertained at the family social at Sandal Castle School that followed the Christmas tree lights switch-on on Barnsley Road. Another highlight was a visit by Santa..

  • The Spring Community Shop and Cafe is one of the posting points for this year's Wakefield Rotary Club Charity Christmas post. Special stamps are available at The Spring and elsewhere..

  • 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 4 December 2018

  • 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.

  • Sheila is Unsung Hero

    SCA member Sheila Wainwright, who lives at Woolley, was voted one of the Wakefield Express 'Unsung Heroes' in June 2018. Sheila, who is president of Wakefield Rotary Club which meets at the New Brookhouse Club, Sandal, each week, earned the accolade for the huge amount of work she has done to raise funding to bring Admiral Nurses to Wakefield where they support dementia sufferers and their families.

  • Maja's mascot was the best

    We had a massive 130 entries in our competition to design a mascot for this year's 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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