Welcome to Friends of Par Beach

Join Friends of Par Beach (FoPB) and add your support to our efforts to conserve the beauty, character, accessibility and community use of Par Beach. If you are interested in helping with conservation work, joining guided walks, attending talks or helping to organise these activities and events then please get in touch.

Are you interested in botany, photography, birds or other wildlife, crafts, conservation work or sport such as kite flying and volleyball? Do let us know what you want to be involved with, or if you have any questions. Contact us through our email form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

 

Forthcoming Events - See Events Page for full details

Spring Quiz Night
Tuesday, 24th April 2018
Venue: Scout Hut, Morland Road, Par. PL24 2PA
Time: Start at 7:30 pm - Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Cost: £4.00 per person

We are holding another of our popular Quiz Nights on the evening of Tuesday April 24th. Charge is just £4 per person, which covers cocktail pasty, tea, coffee and squash. Maximum 6 per table – no age restrictions. It’s a fun night so, in order to avoid disappointment and to secure your pasties it is recommended to book a table with Jules on 01726 812700. If you are on your own or there are not enough to form your own team you can still book a place(s) to join a mixed table.


Wildlife Celebration 2018
Sunday, 20th May 2018
Venue: Caerhays Castle, Gorran, PL26 6LY
Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Cost: Free - with complimentary ticket

On behalf of Cornwall Wildlife Trust we are very excited to offer you, as members of Friends of Par Beach, complimentary tickets to their Annual Wildlife Celebration on Sunday 20th of May.


Passage for Par
Friday, 22nd June 2018
Venue: Par Beach
Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 22nd to 24th June

‘Passage for Par’ will be presented as part of the  Groundwork season of international contemporary art across Cornwall in 2018 and has been commissioned by Groundwork and  Dance Republic 2 .


 

Latest News - See News Page for full details

Easter Fun Trail Report
1st April 2018

On the overcast but thankfully dry morning of Easter Sunday we held our first ever Easter Fun Trail. The trail started and finished at the, Friends of Par Beach, beach hut and encompassed the beach, orchid field and dunes. Along this route were eight Easter egg markers containing an interesting fact, relating to the environment, and an alphabetical letter to be noted. At the end of the trail the participants had to work out that the noted letters spelt 'Beach Hut' and all children were rewarded with a Cadbury Cream Egg whilst the parents were given a bag for life. 21 family groups participated, totalling 37 adults and 40 children, and a good time was had by all.

The picture shows a group of happy children recieving their eggs and the adults with their bag for life whilst the family dog wonders where his reward is!


Spring Beach Clean Report
4th March 2018

Today we held our annual Spring Beach Clean, and the weather gods were most kind to us. Following the bitterly cold spell, with snow and wind, it was touch and go that the event could take place, and even with a sudden warming the day before it decided to rain heavily through the night right up to 07:30hrs this morning. Low and behold, the rain stopped, the clouds passed away and the sun came out to give us a glorious spring day.


January Work Party Report
28th January 2018

Friends of Par Beach held their first work party of the New Year today and concentrated on removing some invasive species from the dune area near to our new Beach Hut .


New Notice Board
11th January 2018

Our brand new, shiny bright, notice board was installed successfully today.

Friends of Par Beach would like to thank, very much indeed, Jolyon Sharpe, Countryside Officer, for this generous gesture, and for his continued support of our group.

Pictured below are Chair, Richard and Treasurer, Mike showing off our latest acquisition which sits nicely alongside our Beach Hut.

 

 


Christmas Greetings
22nd December 2017

The following poem was sent to us by The Conservation Volunteers ( https://www.tcv.org.uk ). This is by way of a thankyou from them to our Group but also reflects our thanks to you, our membership!


Beach Hut
26th November 2017

Before starting the work party on Sunday 26th November, Events Manager Phil and Chair Richard managed to put up our brand new sign on our recently painted Beach Hut, which will now form the headquarters and meeting point for many of our future events at the Beach or in the Local Nature Reserve.


November Work Party
26th November 2017

On Sunday 26th November we had one of our regular winter work parties, and this time we helped to clear and widen the access path between the western car park and the existing path which runs around the Orchid field.


Par Carnival Celebration Awards 2017
23rd November 2017

On Thursday 23rd November, Treasurer Mike and Chair Richard attended a wonderful event at the Railway Club in St Blazey in celebration of the Par Carnival this year.


SAS Autumn Beach Clean.
3rd November 2017

News Article from Cllr Jordan Rowse: “When I found out that Surfers Against Sewage were holding a national autumn beach clean I felt that, as the Chairman of the Par Beach Management Group, it was something I had to get involved with.


Otter Holt and Reed Path
29th October 2017

Over twenty volunteers, mostly FoPB members plus the odd new face gathered at the Reed Path on Sunday morning to carry out two tasks. After the recent coppicing work carried out by local Tree Surgeon Richard Heyward and his team, a large area of open space has been created in the wetland area which will promote light and new vegetation growth, as well as encourge new wildlife to use the area. The plan was to build an Otter Holt using the large amount of logs and brushwood which was created by the work and to improve the Reed Path with the chippings that also had been created.


Autumn Quiz Night Report
24th October 2017

Fifty Two people making up ten tables contested this years autumn quiz night at the Scout Hut on Tuesday 24th October 2017.

The event was hosted by our new quiz mistress, Jules Jonklaas, who did a sterling job in preparing a testing set of questions and presenting them on the evening. Jules was ably assisted by Tamsyn Howes who kept the scores on the doors, or flip pad to be more precise! As ever, our treasurer, Mike Freemantle, was heavily involved, arranging the pasties for the evening, collecting the money at the door as well as running the 'heads and tails' event and the raffle. Also our thanks go to Penny Gibbs and her friend Denise who kept us all fed and watered for the evening.



Cornwall Council Park Leisure Par Sands Friends of Par Beach are supported by
PL24 Community Association, Tesco,
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park,
Cornwall Council Community Grant
Tesco PL24 Community Association