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

February Work Party
Sunday, 23rd February 2020
Venue: The Sculpture at end of beach access road
Time: 10:30 - 13:00 hrs

More Gorse Bashing

This is one of our most popular work parties that might, the weather gods permitting, allow us to have a bonfire.

We continue building on our past work to manage the gorse covering the important grasslands towards the western end of the dunes, and starting up the programme to manage the blocks on a 10 year rotation.

 Please wear strong footwear, spare loppers always welcome, we have gloves and specs.

 Meet at the Sculpture at the end of the beach access road for 10:30 hrs

 If it does look like bonfire and picnic weather- bring a foil wrapped spud and stay a bit longer.


 

Latest News - See News Page for full details

Fishermen's Kisses
21st January 2020

Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition (CPPC) have just launched a short competition film, Fishermen's Kisses.

You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwa5Jyra7Fc.

This is a film aimed at fishermen, looking for their input for designs to help reduce one of the most pervasive forms of marine litter washing up on our beaches - the small offcuts of net (called fishermen's kisses) that can easily be lost, blown or washed over the side of boats or from harboursides while mending nets. They seem like such a small and insignificant thing, and yet - as most of you will know only too well - have built up to become one of the commonest items of waste found on shorelines all around the South West coast. 


Co-op Local Community Fund Update
25th November 2019

Co-op Local Community Fund

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP US...

If you have a Co-op membership card vote for us at membership.coop.co.uk/causes/33650.

As a member when you shop with the Co-op, 1% of what you spend on selected Co-op branded products and services goes to support local causes through their Local Community Fund. You can choose a local cause that you want your 1% to support.

No Co-op membership card? then enquire at your local store or online at coop.co.uk/membership.

As a member when you buy selected products and services from them, including their food stores, they put 5% of what you spend into your Co-op Membership account.


Co-op Local Community Fund
24th October 2019

Following an application we made to the Co-op Local Community Fund we are most pleased to have received the following Email:

Congratulations! Friends of Par Beach has been chosen to benefit from the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund.

The funding round will open on 27 October 2019 and close on 24 October 2020.

During this funding phase, Co-op Members will be able to choose you as their local cause.

Every time a member buys selected own-brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend goes to local causes in their community, so it’s important you raise your profile and encourage members to choose your cause.

To get you ready for the launch, please encourage your supporters, volunteers, friends and family to become a Co-op Member. They can join online at https://membership.coop.co.uk/new-registration.

We’ll contact you next week when the round opens with more information about how the fund works. We’ll also invite you to a special webinar so you can ask questions and find out more.

Congratulations once again, we’re looking forward to supporting your project and helping you make great things happen in your community.

Best wishes,

April Armstrong

Co-op Local Giving Manager


FoPB Calendar 2020
9th October 2019

FoPB are pleased to announce the availability of our 2020 Calendar created as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations and featuring selected pictures submitted by you, our supporters.

At the cost of just £5:00 the Calendar is available from our Treasurer, Mike Freemantle (01726 816454) or place an order here on the website via the Contact Us page, putting 'Calendar' in the Subject box.



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