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

Pacific oyster survey with Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Tuesday, 25th September 2018
Venue: Par Beach - Meet at FoPB beach hut.
Time: 11:00 - 13:30 hrs

Join Matt Slater of Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Shoresearch project to explore the shore and learn about an invasive species, the Pacific oyster. This non native has been becoming increasingly common all around Cornwall and a new project has been set up to Monitor its spread and where necessary control its numbers. Volunteers are needed and this is a chance for people to learn more and get involved.


September Work Party
Sunday, 30th September 2018
Venue: Par Beach - Meet at Concrete Path opposite Park Leisure.
Time: 10:30 - 12:30 hrs

The first of our 2018-19 Working Parties will be to prepare for important work to be done by Cornwall Council to improve the concrete path opposite Park Leisure that leads to the seat overlooking the dunes. The plan is to widen the path so that wheelchairs may use it more easily and to create a passing bay. In addition we shall be tackling the clearing of gorse and other invasive species to improve the view from the seat.


 

Latest News - See News Page for full details

AGM | Report
13th September 2018

Friends recently held their 9th AGM on Thursday, 13th September 2018. Yet another year has flown past! Held as usual at The Gott Hall in Par the event attracted a reasonable 29 people to hear reports given by the Chair, Richard Parks and Treasurer, Mike Freemantle.


Ranger Work Party | Report
5th September 2018

A small team from Friends of Par Beach joined forces with our Ranger, Jenny Heskett, and her small team with the aim of repairing the damaged picnic benches in the picnic area adjacent to the main car park. Having successfully replaced and repaired the timbers of the two wooden picnic benches lets hope people are not so thoughtless as to use the table tops for their hot barbeques in future!

  


Bat Walk | Report
25th August 2018

Fifty people, including a number of family groups, and two dogs attended the Bat Walk presented by Dr Carol Williams of the Bat Conservation Trust. It was a sunny evening with a cool wind so hopes were high of a good turnout which proved to be the case for both people and bats.


Environment Agency Notification
9th August 2018

Environment Agency (EA) Notification

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE –  Par Beach Duck Pond, Par Sands

I would like to confirm that the sample taken on _09/08/2018 from _Par Duck Pond for algal analysis …

 *    had a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria)  

 The sample was taken from the lee shore where the algae would probably be at their highest concentration. This is not necessarily representative of conditions in the whole water body. You are recommended to make regular inspections to check for scum formation.

 Many waters are susceptible to problems with blue-green algae, typically between June and November. Once algal numbers are high, the bloom is likely to persist throughout the season, declining only at the onset of winter weather conditions.

 You are encouraged to take whatever steps you consider necessary to inform users of your water of these statements. If you need further advice on health matters, you should contact your local Environmental Health Officer


Passage for Par | Report
24th June 2018

Over three days, 22 - 24 June, the Passage for Par performances took place on Par Sands. An evening performance on the Friday and Saturday followed by a morning performance on the Sunday.


The Big Lunch and Dog Show Report
3rd June 2018

FoBP had a presence at The Big Lunch and Dog Show with our Gazeebo and Display plus some Stone Painting for our younger visitors.

The weather was kind this year and there was a steady flow of visitors throughout the day. Our Stone Painting proved popular, if somewhat messy at times, but nice to see the creative talents in action.

                           

 


Easter Fun Trail Report
1st April 2018

On the overcast but thankfully dry morning of Easter Sunday we held our first ever Easter Fun Trail. The trail started and finished at the, Friends of Par Beach, beach hut and encompassed the beach, orchid field and dunes. Along this route were eight Easter egg markers containing an interesting fact, relating to the environment, and an alphabetical letter to be noted. At the end of the trail the participants had to work out that the noted letters spelt 'Beach Hut' and all children were rewarded with a Cadbury Cream Egg whilst the parents were given a bag for life. 21 family groups participated, totalling 37 adults and 40 children, and a good time was had by all.

The picture shows a group of happy children recieving their eggs and the adults with their bag for life whilst the family dog wonders where his reward is!



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