Previous Events 2017
Family Beach Art Competition
Sunday, 9th July 2017
Venue: Par Beach
Time: 10:30am to 1:00pm (judging at 12 noon)

As part of Par Carnival Week, Friends of Par Beach and PL24 Community Association are holding a Family Beach Art Competition.

No rules just come along and have fun in the sun. Bring whatever tools you think will be useful. Use materials found on the beach to enhance your creation. Be imaginative!

Judging by Amanda Hoskin (local artist) www.amandahoskin.co.uk

Time: Start at 10:30am with judging at 12 noon

Place: Top of the beach by the seat at the Eastern End, look out for our flag and blue gazebo

For up to date info on Par Carnival keep an eye on their website http://www.parcarnival.org.uk/ they can also be followed on their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/parcarnival/?fref=ts

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Wildflower Walk - Part 2 Summer
Sunday, 25th June 2017
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Cost: Free to FoPB Members and children under 12, £2 for non-members.

Join us for part 2 (summer) of our Wildflower Walks, a walk along the beach and through the dunes and Local Nature Reserve to look at the variety of flora to be found and how it fits into the habitat.

The event will start at 10:30am and will finish approximatly 12:30pm.

Cost: Free to FoPB members and children aged 12 and under (bring your membership card). £2 for non-members aged 12 and over*.

Meeting Point: Opposite Milos, look out for our flag

Under 16s must be with a responsible adult.

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the prevailing weather.

* If not a member of FoPB, You can join at the event, it is inexpensive and could be cheaper than paying for the event at the time if joining as a family. Full details on our membership page where you are now able to join online.

If you have any queries please use the Contact Us page on our website or call Phil on 01726 817396.

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Summer Work Party - Contol of Rosa Rugosa Appearing in the new Dunes
Sunday, 18th June 2017
Venue: Par Beach Dunes
Time: 10:30am to 3pm

Friends of Par Beach are holding a summer work party in order to help control the rosa rugosa that is appearing on the new dune system that is beginning to develp at the top of the beach. We are making this a longer session than our winter ones so those that would like to help us out can stay for all or part of the time to suit themselves. Depending on how well we get on with this one we may well hold another one later on.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather, conditions underfoot and work in hand (safety footwear would be best if you have any) and bring any or all of the following if you can: hand fork, garden fork, spade & secateurs. We have some protective gloves but bring your favourite ones if you wish.

If you are coming for the whole session please bring your own packed lunch. There will be a 30 minute lunch break at some point during the procedings.

Under 16s must be with a responsible adult.

Meet at the site for the Friends of Par Beach's Beach Hut opposite Milos, look out for our flag.

For further info or if you have any questions please use the Contact Us page on our website or call Phil on 01726 817396

Concerned about weather? Ring Phil on on 01726 817396 between 9.00am and 9.30am on the day.

As an incentive there will hopefully be the usual refreshments of tea or coffee for those taking part.

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Spring Quiz Night
Tuesday, 25th April 2017
Venue: Scout Hut, Moorland Road, Par. PL24 2PA.
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: £4 per person

We are holding another of our very popular Quiz Nights on Tuesday 25th April at the Scout Hut, Moorland Road, Par. This event will help to raise funds for forthcoming projects that are in the pipeline, purchasing and equipping our beach hut is one of them

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 only £1 to enter

6 per table – no age restriction

Charge is just £4 per person, which covers cocktail pasty, tea, coffee or squash

All welcome, whether you are just one person or booking a table for 6

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

It’s a fun night so, in order to avoid disappointment and to secure your pasties it is recommended to book a table with Richard on 01726 816258 after April 3rd. If you are on your own you can still book a place to join a mixed table

If you have any queries please use our Contact Us Page or call John on 01726 814430

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Spring Wildflower Wander
Sunday, 16th April 2017
Venue: Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Free to FoPB members & children 12 & under. £2 for non-members

Join us for our part 1 (Spring) 'wildflower wander', a wander around the western end of Par Beach Local Nature Reserve to look at the variety of flora to be found at this time of year.

The event will start at 10:30am and will finish approximatly 12:30pm.

Cost: Free to FoPB members and children aged 12 and under (bring your membership card). £2 for non-members aged 12 and over*.

Meeting Point: At the sculpture at the end of the Beach Road

Under 16s must be with a responsible adult.

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the prevailing weather.

* If not a member of FoPB, You can join at the event, it is inexpensive and could be cheaper than paying for the event at the time if joining as a family. Full details on our membership page where you are now able to join online.

If you have any queries please use the Contact Us page on our website or call Phil on 01726 817396.

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March Work Party - Clearing 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 clearing back the edges of the main dunes path to make it more accessible.

Meet in the western car park at the end of the access road. PLEASE NOTE: parking charges will apply (commences 15th March)

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather, conditions underfoot and work in hand (safety footwear would be best if you have any) and bring loppers, shears, secateurs if you can. We have some protective gloves but bring your favourite ones if you wish.

Come for the whole morning or drop in to suit. As an incentive there will hopefully be the usual refreshments for those taking part.

Under 18s must be with a responsible adult.

For further info or if you have any questions please use the Contact Us page on our website.

Concerned about weather? Ring 01726 810026 between 9.00am and 9.30am on the day.

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Beach Clean & Litter Pick
Sunday, 5th March 2017
Venue: Par Beach (meet on the grass area opposite the childrens' play area)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Friends of Par Beach are holding our Spring Litter Pick in conjunction with Clean Cornwall and Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ that is being between 3rd – 5th March along with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS).

Will we be able to beat the amazing 110 that came along last time!!

Meet us on the grass area opposite the old play area next to Milos where will we will have our blue gazebo at any time between 10:30hrs and 12:00noon. Here you will be able to register and we will give you litter pickers, bags and hoops to hold your bag open.

Bring gloves and suitable clothing for the prevailing weather.

If you have any queries please use the Contact Us page on our website or call Phil on 01726 817396

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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 eastern end of the Local Nature Reserve.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather, conditions underfoot and work in hand (safety footwear would be best if you have any) and bring a spade, loppers or secateurs if you can. We have some protective gloves but bring your favourite ones if you wish.

Meet in the car parking area to the rear of the Indian Resturant near the start of the beach access road

Come for the whole morning or drop in to suit.

Under 18s must be with a responsible adult.

For further info or if you have any questions please use the Contact Us page on our website.

Concerned about weather? Ring 01726 810026 between 9.00am and 9.30am on the day.

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

Click here to see the event poster to print and display somewhere for us, share with your friends or just to view.

 


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.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather, conditions underfoot and work in hand (safety footwear would be best if you have any) and bring a spade, loppers & secateurs if you can. We have some protective gloves but bring your favourite ones if you wish.

Meet by the sculpture by the accees road towards the western car park

Come for the whole morning or drop in to suit.

Under 18s must be with a responsible adult.

For further info or if you have any questions please use the Contact Us page on our website.

Concerned about weather? Ring 01726 810026 between 9.00am and 9.30am on the day.

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

Click here to see the event poster to print and display somewhere for us, share with your friends or just to view.


“A call to Arms!” Urgent Winter Beach Clearance
Sunday, 8th January 2017
Venue: Par Beach (meet on the grass area opposite the childrens' play area)
Time: 11am to 1pm

Due to the fact that there has been quite a bit of marine debris washed up onto the beach over the last few weeks Friends of Par Beach have decided to hold a short notice beach clean on Sunday 8th January. Some community spirited people have been dragging up some of the debris to the top of the beach above the tide line. We need to move it to the bins at the car parks so that Biffa (was Cory) can get their vehicle close by to load up and take it away.

We would love to see as many as can make it, if you prefer you can come along for part of the time we will be there.

We will supply litter pickers, bags and hoops for the smaller items.

Time: 11am to 1pm

Meet: at the grass area almost opposite the children's play area just past Milos. Look out for our flag.

Bring: Suitable clothing and footwear for the prevailing conditions and gloves if you have any. We do have some that we can provide but these are in limited numbers.

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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