Events 2014

All the latest events can be found on the Current Events page


December Work Party
Sunday, 14th December 2014
Venue: Meet by the Orchid Meadow
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Friends of Par Beach will be having their December Work Party on Sunday 14th December. We have received 100 trees in the form of whips from Western Power through the Sylvanus Trust to plant around the Par Beach Nature Reserve. Following a consultation with James Clapp, the Ranger, it has been decided that some will be planted around the Orchid Field and some in the grassy area on the right as you go through the gate. We hope that as many of you as possible can come along to help out following this lovely donation from Western Power to help enhance the Local Nature Reserve.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and work in hand (safety footwear would be best if you have any) and bring spades if you can.

Come for the whole morning or drop in to suit.

Meet by the Orchid Meadow for a 10:30am start.

Under 16s must be with a responsible adult.

As an incentive there will hopefully be the usual refreshments for those taking part.

Click here to see the event poster to view/print/download to share around as you wish

Par Community Association AGM
Monday, 24th November 2014
Venue: Par St Mary's Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Road, Par, PL24 2AE
Time: 19:30

ALL are welcome to come along to The Annual General Meeting of Par Community Association which will take place on Monday 24th November 2014 at 7.30pm in St Mary's Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Road, Par, PL24 2AE. (behind the Old Post Office by the railway bridge at the end of Par Green)

There will be a short meeting followed by free refreshments and a chance to 'meet and mingle' There will be tables set up with information and leaflets available from Friends of Par Beach, Par Bay Big Local, Par Bay Skatepark Group, Par and St Blazey Community Flood Group, Fowey River Lions, Fourways Youth Centre, Local Police, Park Leisure's new Par Beach Eatery and if anyone else would like to bring along information from their group or organisation you will be welcome.


Par Community Association covers the whole PL24 postal area, St Blazey, Par and Tywardreath and all the villages and hamlets in between and was set up to support the PL24 Community. We initiate community projects and events with the aim of engendering a good, supportive community spirit. Our aim is to support and liaise with other groups and organisations within the area and provide useful information on local issues and information for tourists. As well as sending out e-mails from time to time with updates on local issues or messages people would like to pass around the community, we produce a quarterly Community Magazine, the PL24, in which there are stories, information and club and organisation updates. We also have Community Loan resources available to clubs and organisations within PL24.

You can get more information from our website or the PL24 magazine website or find us on Facebook

Gill Butler  (PCA chair) 07969 378052

FoPB Quiz Night
Tuesday, 18th November 2014
Venue: Scout Hut, Moorland Road, Par. PL24 2PA
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: £4 per person, includes a pasty and a drink

We are holding another of our very popular Quiz Nights on Tuesday 18th November at the Scout Hut, Moorland Road, Par. David Stevens who has run these popular quiz nights for us in the past has retired from running quizzes and we, Friends of Par Beach, are going to run it ourselves using Dave's successful model. All will be the same and we we hope to draw a full house for this very popular evening.

As well as the quiz there will be a raffle for prizes and the chance to win a bottle of something special  in the ‘heads and tails’ game – just £1 to enter

6 per table – no age restriction

Charge is just £4 per person, which covers small pasty and tea/coffee/squash.

There will not be a licensed bar, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks if you wish.

It should be a fun night so, in order to avoid disappointment and to secure your pasties it is essential to book a table with Jules on 01726 812700. At the time of booking you will have the choice of ordering a meat or vegetarian pasty. If you are on your own or don't make up enough to fill a table of 6 you can still book a place to join a mixed table.

Click here to view the poster, you can then download to spread the word as you wish.

November Work Party
Sunday, 16th November 2014
Venue: Meet by the Orchid Meadow
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Friends of Par Beach will be having their November Work Party on Sunday 16th November. We will be clearing some of the sycamores & glade clearing in the woodland and tackling the brambles that are appearing in the Orchid Meadow.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and work in hand (safety footwear would be best if you have any) and bring secateurs, spades or pruners.

Come for the whole morning or drop in to suit.

Meet by the Orchid Meadow for a 10:30am start.

Under 16s must be with a responsible adult.

As an incentive there will hopefully be the usual refreshments for those taking part.

To see the poster for printing, sharing, etc. click here

Work Party
Sunday, 12th October 2014
Venue: Meet by the silt trap on the access road
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Cost: None!

Friends of Par Beach will be having their first work party of the season on Sunday 12th October. We will be clearing the path that runs towards the pond from the silt trap by the bridge on the access road.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear (safety footwear would be best if you have any) and bring secateurs, spades or pruners.

Come for the whole morning or drop in to suit.

Meet at the silt trap off the main access road.

Please leave dogs at home for this one as there is little space to work in.

Under 16s must be with a responsible adult.

As an incentive there will hopefully be the usual refreshments for those taking part.

There will be further work parties on:............

16th November - Sycamore and glade clearing/brambles in orchid meadow

14th December, potentially finishing from last month or gorse clearance

11th January, task TBA

8th February, task TBA

8th March, task TBA

There may be Work Parties on some Saturdays if there is more work needed and to cater for those who want to help but can't come on Sundays. Details of each work party will be posted separately on this Events page.

If you have any quetions or comments regarding this or future work parties please use the contact us page.

Click here for the poster

Friends of Par Beach Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, 24th September 2014
Venue: Gott Hall

We will be holding our AGM at 7:30pm on September 24th 2014 at the Gott Hall. Par Green, Par, PL24 2AF. This will be followed by a talk on the Management of Par Beach and the Local Nature Reserve by James Clapp the Ranger responsible for the site. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about further information and any concerns you may have about the beach and it's Local Nature Reserve.

Follow this link to see the Notice of AGM and Draft Agenda

If you have any questions please contact us here

Beach & Car Park Litter Pick
Sunday, 14th September 2014
Venue: Meet at the Main Car Park - watch out for our blue Gazebo
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Friends of Par Beach will be holding another litter pick to coincide with another Clean Cornwall week.

Join us at any time between 10:30am an 12noon in the main car park (look out for our blue gazebo) where we will provide litter pickers, bags and hoops to hold your bag open. Bring gloves and suitable clothing for the prevailing weather.

For further information please call john on 01726 814430 or use our contact us page

10th Sept 2014 - IMPORTANT INFO: Great News everyone!! Cllr Doug Scafton has informed me that Cornwall Council have said that they will not charge for using the car parks on Par Beach for those attending the litter Pick on Sunday Morning 14th Sept 2014.

To see poster click on the thumbnail below

National Coastwatch Institution, Charlestown, Open Day
Sunday, 14th September 2014
Venue: NCI Charlestown, Landrion Point, Sea Road, Carlyon Bay St. Austell, PL25 3SG
Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm

Our friends the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI), Charlestown Station, will be holding an Open Day as part of the NCI Twentieth Anniversary Celebrations.

They will be inviting local dignatories, sponsors, RNLI, MCA and members of the public, and we will be having an exercise featuring radio communications with a local boat.

They will also have refreshments, cake stalls, book stalls etc.

This is on the same day as our litter pick at Par Beach so why not come to our litter pick and then go and visit the NCI.

For details of the NCI station follow this link

Par Beach Tag Rugby (Non FoPB Event)
Sunday, 24th August 2014
Venue: Par Beach
Time: From 10:30 am

Lankelly Rugby Football Club are holding another of their successful annual Par Beach Tag Rugby Festivals on Par Beach. For full details of the timings of events, other attractions and booking information click here to see their poster.

Friends of Par Beach will be there with their Gazebo to offer info about the Beach and LNR and activities for the non-participants of the Tag Rugby.

Par Beach Beach Art/Sculpture Competition
Sunday, 13th July 2014
Venue: Par Beach Eastern End (look for our gazebo)
Time: 11am (Judging will take place at 12:30pm)
Cost: This event is free to enter but a donation will be very much appreciated

As part of Par Carnival Week, Friends of Par Beach will be holding a Beach Art/Sculpture Competition on Sunday 13th July at 11am. It is open to all; entrants can be family groups, a group of people or just on your own. There are no age limits and prizes will be issued accordingly.

Judging will take place at 12.30pm prompt by Amanda Hoskin ( who has very kindly offered to help us out.

Click here to see the poster that contains all details.

However if you have any queries or for further info please call Phil on 01726 817396, use the contact us page or e-mail info@ (remove the space after @)


We've put together some tips and guidance for the day: (You will be given a copy of this when registering)

  • Firstly find yourself a suitable space to create your masterpiece, please keep within reasonable reach of the gazebo
  • Think of something you want to create? It’s up to you what you make, let your imagination run wild!
  • Take inspiration from your beautiful surroundings and have a forage around the beach for any goodies, natural or unnatural, you might find that you can build into your creation
  • Its ok to use your own tools if you have bought them with you
  • You will need to have your beach art/sculpture finished by 12.30 for judging to take place. Results will be announced shortly after that. There are some great prizes for the top 3 creations so please stay around!




Par Community Association Vintage Rally
Sunday, 29th June 2014
Venue: IMERYS Haul Road, adjacent to Par Beach
Time: 11am to 3pm
Cost: Adults £3:50, Children £1

Par Community Association in association with the Cornwall Vintage Vehicle Society are holding a Vintage Vehicle Rally on the IMERYS Haul Road, adjacent to Par Beach. If you want to enter a vehicle follow use the application form on the PCA website.

For further information please contact Par Community Association, contact info is on their website

Click on the thumbnail to see the poster

Friends of Par Beach Big Bug Hunt
Sunday, 15th June 2014
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Friends of Par Beach have joined forces with the Opal Project and will be holding a Bug Count Survey event. This is aimed at children and is a family event. We will be holding this on and around the Orchid Field at the western end of the Beach Local Nature Reserve.

The OPAL website is worth a look too: The short video gives a good overview of the work OPAL has done so far.

There are various newsletters from this organisation available in PDF format. There is a growing feeling, partly initiated by the National Trust that a child who hasn't had the opportunity to get out into the natural environment to build dens, interact with the local flora and fauna etc is missing out on a great deal and this would be great opportunity to develop this.

For more information on the Natural Connections project from which the OPAL project has derived from, please follow this link:

Spaces are limited to 20 families so booking is essential to secure your place please contact us using the contact us page or call John on 01726 814430 or e-mail

Details of meeting point etc will be given when or after booking.

Dogs welcome but must be kept under control on a lead.

If this is a sucess we will be looking at holding more events of this nature in the future. OPAL run various survey events that we could organise, e.g. Tree Health Surveys, Soil and Earthworm Surveys, Air Surveys and Water Surveys.

Please click on the thumbnail to see our poster

'Spontaneous' Litter Pick
Thursday, 12th June 2014
Venue: Doctors Surgery Car Park, Eastcliffe Road, Par.
Time: 10am - 12 noon

From our friends at Par Community association..............

Par Community Association are having a 'spontaneous' litter pick on Thursday 12 June 2014 from 10am - 12 noon and meeting at the Doctors Surgery Car Park, Eastcliffe Road, Par (by the Running Track). Litter Picks and Hi-vis jackets will be provided. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Bring gloves if considered necessary.

You will be required to read the Health & Safety advice notice and sign in on arrival and out when leaving. Please be aware of and consider YOUR safety first. Do not handle or pick up dog poo or suspect needles of any sort. Seek assistance in retrieving/picking up heavy objects.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee, bottled water and biscuits will be available for you to help yourselves.

I look forward to your support in getting the job done in the usual speedy manner. Thanking you in anticipation.

Rosie Lean

Trenython Manor Family Fun Weekend Saturday 10th May & Sunday 11th May
Saturday, 10th May 2014
Venue: Trenython Manor
Time: 10am to 4pm each day
Cost: £20 for a family of 4 to give you 12 hours across a fun packed weekend

We have been asked by Trenython Manor, one of our Corporate Sponsors to participate in their Family Fun Weekend at the resort, which takes place on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th of May from 1000-1600 each day. This initiative is part of the re-styled Fowey Music and Literature event (nee Du Maurier Festival) taking place over the following two weeks.

The event is nature based with lots of participants such as The National Trust, RSPB, Cornish Wildlife Trust, Friends of the Fowey Estuary and ourselves being involved. We will have our gazebo and a display showing who we are and what do. Please come along, there are lots of fascinating things to see and do, details are in the programme. It looks as if it will be a great family weekend!

Click on the links below to see the poster and programme





Par Community Association Litter Pick
Sunday, 13th April 2014
Venue: Meet in the Par Health Centre car park by the running track
Time: 10:00am to 12 noon

Par Community Association are having a litter pick in Par, meeting and starting at The Par Heath Centre Car Park by the running track in Par.

The aim is to cover the Railway Footpath, Recreation Ground and Running Track area as well as Moorland Road, Eastcliffe Road, Hamleys Corner, Par Green and the length of Polmear Road and they are hoping, once more, for your support.

There will be a safety briefing before we set off and you will be required to register your attendance and sign out before leaving.  A First Aid kit will be available should the need arise. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.  

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for this exercise as well as gloves if you wish. Litter pickers and bags will be provided.


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