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

Passage for Par | Call for Participants
Thursday, 11th January 2018

Choreographer Rosemary Lee is looking for women to perform in a new outdoor dance-work created for Par Beach. She is looking for women over the age of 21 who have some movement or dance background and would relish the opportunity to work outdoors in all weather on a performance that requires concentration, poise and stamina. IMPORTANT DATES                                                       Application deadline: Thursday 11 January 2018                  Selection workshops: Saturday 27/Sunday 28 January 2018 Rehearsals: Saturday 19 May – Sunday 20 May 2018                             Monday 11 June – Thursday 21 June 2018 Performances: 22–24 June 2018 (Friday,Saturday & Sunday)  


January Work Party
Sunday, 28th January 2018

The next Work Party will be on 28th January.

Details to follow...


 

Latest News - See News Page for full details

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. A lot of local organisations and clubs who helped with the Carnival received an award for their efforts, and Friends of Par Beach were one of the lucky recipients with thanks for putting on the annual Beach Art Competition, as part of Carnival week. Lots of money was raised including some large amounts for two Cancer Research groups.

Prizes were handed out by Councillors Pauline Giles and Jordan Rouse, and a pleasant evening was had by all.


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
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 Community Celebration Award 2017
19th October 2017

Three members of Friends of Par Beach, John Page, Jan Phillips and Harry Bosworth, attended the Cornwall Community Celebration Awards 2017 organised by Cornwall Council and Cormac at Eden Project on the evening of Thursday, 19th October.


'Friends' 8th Annual General Meeting
10th October 2017

Friends recently held their 8th AGM on Friday 6th October, where has the time gone? Held as usual at The Gott Hall in Par the event attracted a reasonable 28 people, and reports were given by outgoing Chair John Page and Treasurer Mike Freemantle......


Friends of Par Beach Bat Walk
26th August 2017

Friends of Par Beach had another very successful bat walk on Saturday evening. A fantastic turnout of sixty five people including ten children came along. Carol Williams, one of the country’s leading bat experts, gave a short background talk.....


Great News on the Bags of Help for Friends of Par Beach
25th August 2017

Friends of Par Beach would like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who voted for them in Tesco during May and June. As a result, we came first in the voting so have won the grant we asked for of £3500 which is for habitat management work in the alder carr at the pond.


Re-Launch of Par Beach Seaweed Survey
4th August 2017

We are re-launching the survey that was asked for by Jolyon Sharpe, Countryside Officer for Cornwall Council, to consult with the local community and beach users for their thoughts on the seaweed that sometimes washes up with the tides on Par Beach. Not enough returns were received from our previous launch for Cornwall Council to form a valid community/beach users view on the subject of seaweed on the beach.


Family Beach Art Competition - Sunday 9th July
10th July 2017

Friends of Par Beach volunteers enjoyed the most successful Sand Art Competition since the event was added to Par Carnival Week when nearly 60 people filled the area over the footbridge at the Eastern end of the the beach.


Update on our Beach Hut/Hub
15th June 2017

We are getting nearer!! The base for our beach hut/hub is now in place and the hut itself is now on order from Just Fir near Par Harbour.



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