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

Cormac Ranger Volunteer Day
Friday, 9th December 2016
Venue: Par Beach (meet in the car park by the toilets)
Time: 10am to 3pm

This is a work party organised by Jenny Heskett our Cormac Ranger responsible for the site. We are asking for help in removing the  invasive rosa rugosa from the fore dune system before it gets established and smothers the native flora. A start was made at our last work Party on the

Meet in Car Park by toilets.

Hot drinks available but bring lunch and drinks.

Wear strong boots and old clothes, if you have gauntlet type glove or small garden digging tools please can you bring them along.

Under 16’s to be accompanied

Booking: There is no need to book but to say you are coming to give jenny some idea of expected numbers or for more information contact jheskett@cormacltd.co.uk or call Jenny Heskett on 07973 813843

Click here to see the poster to print share etc....


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

Friends of Par Beach Education Fact Sheets
4th December 2016

Gill Butler, our committee member responsible for education, has been busy and has produced a series of fact sheets that have recently been placed in in the documents section of our website. These will form part of our education programme......


'Friends' Put up Bat Boxes around Par Beach LNR
17th November 2016

Committee members Phil Gadd, Richard Parks, Mike Freemantle and Dennis Brock teamed up on 15th November to put up the bat boxes around Par Beach Local Nature Reserve (LNR) that we had commissioned the children of Tywardreath School to build for us recently.


Skipton Building Society Grant
10th November 2016

Following our appeal back in September, Friends of Par Beach are delighted to announce that we have been informed that we were successful in our application to Skipton Building Society. We have been awarded one of the 377 pots of £500 in this year's distribution of their grants and should get our money before the end of the year.


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.



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