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How green is our valley!

The Lady's Valley section of The Crags is now regaining its former beauty - after a massive clean-up undertaken by local councillors and Friends of The Crags, with Leon Clemitshaw leading from the front! A veritable mountain of glass and rubbish [READ MORE]

How green is our valley!2021-08-24T16:43:51+01:00

Totem time!

Totem time has come to The Crags! As we move out of the depressing Covid-19 lockdown, the Friends of The Crags group has gone into overdrive to catch up the virus hiatus. And top of the agenda are the totem poles [READ MORE]

Totem time!2021-08-30T17:17:10+01:00

Things are STILL picking up on the Crags

As Britain gets ready to emerge from lockdown, hard-working volunteers are still working hard to make the Crags clean and safe for families to visit. Tony and Carol Sellars, of the Friends of The Crags group recently took time out to [READ MORE]

Things are STILL picking up on the Crags2021-05-03T15:55:13+01:00

Crags work begins after Covid

Work by Friends of The Crags and Doncaster Council is at long last set to begin again, following the long Covid-19 break and lockdowns. The Friends and DMBC are looking at ways to make the area both safer and more amenable, [READ MORE]

Crags work begins after Covid2021-04-29T10:31:37+01:00

Things are picking up on the Crags

The virus is still hampering efforts to create a leisure park on the Conisbrough and Denaby Crags, but Friends of the Crags leaders Tony and Carol Sellars have nevertheless been busy during the past month - escaping Covid-19 confinement by clearing [READ MORE]

Things are picking up on the Crags2021-03-26T16:16:58+00:00

Happy New Year 2021

Our secretary, Alan Brocklehurst, has written a New Year's poem to welcome in 2021 - as everyone hopes for a better and more productive year ahead for the Crags project. Here's the New Year Twenty One, This the year to get [READ MORE]

Happy New Year 20212021-01-01T11:45:12+00:00

Crags wash and brush-up!

Doncaster Council have moved in to give the Crags a wash and brush-up to go with the new, revitialised lighting! DMBC Street Clean workers moved into the area to cut back vegetation - and shift mounds of rubbish tipped on [READ MORE]

Crags wash and brush-up!2020-12-10T13:40:46+00:00

… and there WAS light!

Lighting has returned to the Crags, making the area safer for people to traverse on these short winter days. Doncaster Council have replaced or upgraded all the lighting columns to ensure that they are working again, some after years of disuse [READ MORE]

… and there WAS light!2020-12-08T09:30:14+00:00

Crags get share of huge funding pot

The Crags are to get a share of a £340,000 Sport England funding pot  as part of the initiative to turn the area into a country park to help get people fit and active. Doncaster Council has secured the ‘rejuvenation’ funding [READ MORE]

Crags get share of huge funding pot2020-08-11T12:54:52+01:00

Second Newsletter

The Covid-19 virus outbreak has brought unprecedented disruption to all parts of our daily life – not least the excellent work being done by the Friends of The Crags to promote and enhance this outstanding area of natural beauty. In order [READ MORE]

Second Newsletter2020-05-09T17:10:06+01:00