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

Friends of Par Beach & OPAL Project, Fungi and Lichens in the Nature Reserve
Saturday, 22nd October 2016
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Free

Friends of Par Beach have again joined forces with the Opal Project and will be holding a Fungi and Lichen Survey event. This is aimed at children and is a family event.


October Work Party - Clearing Reed Bed Path
Sunday, 23rd October 2016
Venue: Par Beach Local nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Our second work party of the season on Sunday October 23rd will consist of clearing the reed path near the bridge over Polmear Stream, at the eastern end.


Autumn Quiz Night
Tuesday, 25th October 2016
Venue: Scout Hut, Moorland Road, Par. PL24 2PA.
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: £4 per person

We are holding another of our popular Quiz Nights. As well as the quiz there will be a raffle for prizes........


November - Clearing Invasive Species on Foreshore
Sunday, 27th November 2016
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

The November work party will consist or clearing invasive species from the foreshore.


January Work Party - Bramble Digging
Sunday, 22nd January 2017
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

The January work party will consist of bramble digging in a clearing created last winter.....


February Work Party - Clearing Sycamore Saplings
Sunday, 26th February 2017
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

The February work party will consist of clearing sycamore saplings from the back path at the western end of the Local Nature Reserve.


March Work Party - Hacking back the Edges of the Main Dunes Path
Sunday, 26th March 2017
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

This is the last of our winter season of work parties and we will be hacking back the edges of the main dunes path to make it more accessible.


 

Latest News - See News Page for full details

2016 AGM Review
24th September 2016

On the evening of Tuesday 20th September Friends of Par Beach held their 6th AGM. Richard Parks, our retiring Chairman following three years of gallant service as Chair...............


September Beach Clean & Litter Pick
18th September 2016

The September litter pick/beach clean went well this morning and about 50 people came along to help out. The best bit of news is that there was very noticeably much less litter...


Please Vote for Friends of Par Beach
2nd September 2016
Friends of Par Beach have been fortunate to have been short-listed for a £500 grant from Skipton Building Society. The final winners will be chosen by a public on-line vote.
 
We have applied for the funding to help us put a beach hut on Par Beach to act as a hub for FoPB events and to provide an opportunity to provide information to the public in general.
 
It's really easy to vote for us. Go to www.skiptongrg.co.uk/apply-for-funding/2016-shortlisted-groups/south-west/#apply-map and scroll down to click on Friends of Par Beach, which gives details of our application and, at the bottom, a button to press to vote for us.
 
Perhaps you could ask your friends and neighbours to do the same. Your support will be very much appreciated and if we are successful the award will go towards the work we carry out for the benefit of the beach and it's users.

Friends of Par Beach's August Bank Holiday Weekend's Activities.
29th August 2016

Friends of Par Beach has had a busy and successful weekend! We held our Bat Walk on the evening of Saturday 27th August and on Sunday we were part of the coalition of 'Friends', PL24 Community Association and Par Bay Sustainable Fish.


Micro-Bead Campaign Update
29th August 2016

Following our news item dated 8th June there has been some excellent news (below) from Greenpeace! If you care and haven't signed the petition yet please consider doing so, a massive 3.5k people have done so already!


Par Beach Public Toilets
16th July 2016

The toilets that are now under the control of Par & Tywardreath Parish Council located at the beach middle car park opposite the pond are now open following a period of refurbishment. They are open from 6am to 9pm and there is a charge of 20p to help cover cleaning and maintenance costs.


Second Beach Hut Survey
5th July 2016

Following the first Beach Hut Survey that Friends of Par Beach ran on behalf of Cornwall Council in September 2015, the results from the returned questionnaires were collated by Cornwall Council and a draft plan has been drawn up. Cornwall Council have come back to us and asked if we would run a second Survey to gather the public's thoughts on the draft plan that is attached to the questionnaire.


Friends of Par Beach add our name to the Ban the Microbead Movement
8th June 2016

This week Friends of Par Beach along with many other similar organisations in Cornwall were happy to have their names added to an open letter to Mary Creagh (Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee), the 14 other members of the committee, Environment Secretary Liz Truss, and our 6 Cornish MPs.


Friends of Par Beach at Grow St Blazey Fete and our Newest Committee Member
22nd May 2016

Friends of Par Beach will be at the Grow St Blazey Fete with our gazebo on Monday 30th May. We will be there to show people about what we do and have achieved since we started in 2009. We will also premièring....


Par Beach Public Toilets
8th April 2016

Doug Scrafton our Cornwall Councillor has announced theat the public conveniences at Par Beach have now been taken over by Tywardreath and Par Parish Council.



Cornwall Council Park Leisure Par Sands Friends of Par Beach are supported by
Par Bay Big Local, Trenython Manor,
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park,
Cornwall Council Community Grant
Trenython Manor Par Bay Big Local