Events 2009-2010

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


12th December 2010 (Sunday) to be confirmed
Photography Session
By popular request we're having an informal session for more camera play time with like minded people.
We'll have an experienced photographer or two with us to provide advice or ideas if we want them, but the grand plan is just to spend time by the pool and see how we get on from there. Bring your point & shoot, your 35mm or your dSLR, it doesn't matter what camera you have, just that you want to use it.

The session will last for an hour or so and will go ahead if there is no steady rain.

When? 14:15 (that's 2:15pm) (For confirmation that this is going ahead, please phone Mike 01726 816454 or email us. Light showers will be fine but if it's continuous rain we will cancel)

Where? The pool by Par Beach. Meet us by the pool near the Par Sands office. If it's possible (weather willing) we'll have our (navy blue) gazebo up

Cost? Free for FoPB members - you must show your membership card, £1 each for non-members. Over 14s only please, ALL under 18s are to be accompanied by a responsible adult/parent/guardian at all times.

How? Just turn up. Bring your camera, whatever it may be. Wear weather appropriate clothing and sensible shoes as it may be a bit muddy.


5th December 2010 (Sunday)

Work party - reed bed path.
For the second work party of the season, we'll continue to dig up the small brambles that are growing on the cleared path surface and to cut back the nettles. We'll also get creative with the willow on the other side, a bit of craft work with part felling and part laying so a variety of tasks this time.
Come along to help us out, and work up an appetite for your Sunday lunch in the process!

Further information from Jan on 01726 810026 or
email us.

When? 10:30am to 12:30pm

Where? Meet at the entrance to the path by the silt trap before the main car park (opposite the car park toll hut)

Cost? Free

How? Just turn up. Over 18s only please (this is because we're working in a confined space with large and sharp tools). We'll be bringing our flasks for tea and coffee making. Please wear tough gloves and heavy duty boots and be prepared for adverse weather. We have several brand new digging hoes and cutters but please bring a spade or fork if you can.


6th - 7th November 2011 (Saturday and Sunday)
Student Kitesurf Association
National Tour: Stop I - Slider Jam

"Here it is, the first stop of the first ever SKA National Tour.
The boys at Plymouth and the Student Kitesurf Association (SKA) have spent the summer planning a slider jam of epic proportions, ready to hit the sands of Plymouth in early November. Rails and kickers have been bankrolled by the ever supportive Flexifoil which range from the really easy to the down right scary.
Any riders are encouraged to ride and take part in the jam so whether you're just plain competent, or the next dre get involved and represent your uni. Tour points are up for grabs, and the champion of the national tour will go on to win an extra-special-big-ass prize.
More info to come soon.
If you thought the nationals were big, then prepare to be astounded."

There will be a band on at The Ship Inn on Saturday night organized by SKA (£10 per person), and the Ship has a beer festival on this weekend too.


When? Saturday 08:30 registration for 10:30am start until 3:30pm and Sunday from 11:00am until 3:00pm - for confirmation of event, please contact Ali Reader of SKA.
Where? On the beach
How? Come and watch for free. You must be a student at University to join in the competition though, contact SKA through their facebook page (link above) or contact Ali Reader, via advanced@studentkitesurfing.co.uk. There will be some demos and taster sessions for those who would like to try kitesurfing.


7th November 2011 (Sunday) - Friends of Luxulyan Valley event
Otter Survey

We have been invited to join the
otter group of Friends of Luxulyan Valley for a survey of otters in the Par Beach area. The date has been chosen to coincide with the lunchtime low tide and it's not anticipated that the kitesurfing event will affect the survey - as the survey will take place at the extremities of the beach.

If you've every wanted to know how to look for signs of otters, now's your chance! The results will be fed back to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust - helping them to gather more information on otters.

When? 10:00am
Where? Par Beach main car park
Cost? £1.50 per person, unless you're a member of Friends of Luxulyan Valley then it will be free
How? Just turn up. Please wear wellies, or preferably waders. Make sure you're in weather appropriate clothing and bring along a drink and lunch. Please contact Ed Harradence if you've any questions.


7th November 2011 (Sunday)
Action Photography Workshop with Tim Bullen (local professional photographer)

Friends of Par Beach have invited Tim Bullen to be hold a workshop for us to coincide with the kitesurfing event on the beach. This is the perfect opportunity to learn hints and tips from a professional on how to take fantastic action photographs. If you want advice from someone who knows or just some company with like minded individuals to take photos with, book yourself a place now as numbers will be limited..

The workshop will last for an hour and will be at the beach.

When? 12:30pm to 1:30pm (For confirmation that this is going ahead, please phone Mike or email us, as apart from anything else, we don't want inclement weather to ruin any cameras. Light rain or showers will be fine it's only if it's pouring down that it will be a problem)

Where? Par Beach, meet us on the beach - just over the dunes from the main car park. If it's possible (weather willing) we'll have our (navy blue) gazebo up

Cost? Free for FoPB members - you must show your membership card, £2 each for non-members. Over 16s only please, any under 18s to be accompanied by a responsible adult/parent/guardian.

How? Places are limited so please email mikeatpolmear@yahoo.co.uk or call Mike on 01726 816 454 to book your place. If you turn up unannounced we cannot guarantee that we'll have room for you. Bring your camera, whatever it may be. Wear weather appropriate clothing and sensible shoes. We're at a beach event to photograph kitesurfing so you may get wet - your feet are bound to as it will be low tide!


31st October 2010 (Sunday)
Work party - Bramble removal from reed bed path.
Right then, first work party of the season, and monthly thereafter until the Spring.

Building on the work started last Winter, this activity is to dig up the small brambles that are growing on the cleared path surface and to cut back the nettles. Come along and help us out, and work up an appetite for Sunday lunch in the process!

Further information from Jan on 01726 810026 or
email us.

When? 10:30am to 12:30pm
Where? Meet at the entrance to the path by the silt trap before the main car park (opposite the car park toll hut)
Cost? Free
How? Just turn up. Over 18s only please. We'll be bringing our flasks for tea and coffee making! Please wear tough gloves and heavy duty boots and be prepared for adverse weather. We have several brand new digging hoes and cutters but please bring a spade or fork if you can.


21st September 2010 (Tuesday)
FoPB 1st AGM and photography display

The Chairman's report will update you on what we have achieved, what we are in the middle of and our plans for the future.
There are some important deadlines set out in the constitution, between now and the AGM;

Resolutions
- these should include the name of the member nominating, a seconder can be obtained at the AGM. Resolutions concerning the constitution must be in the hands of the Secretary by 24th August. These will require approval of 2/3rds majority of those present and voting at the general meeting at which it is discussed.
Nominations for Officers and Committee must be proposed and seconded by members and sent in advance to the secretary showing the name of the person standing for the election, the proposer and seconder. Alternatively this can be done at the AGM.
Posts for election are: Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 committee members.
Only FoPB members will be allowed to vote - you can join on the night if you wish.
Resolutions and nominations should be sent to;
Friends of Par Beach Secretary
1 Upper Eastcliffe,
Par,
PL24 2AL
julesandrhubarb (at) btinternet.com (replace (at) with @ and include no spaces)

When? Tuesday 21st September 2010 at 19:30
Where? Gott Hall, Par Green. PL24 2AF
Cost? Free, light refreshments will be provided
How? Please bring your membership card with you


18th September 2010 (Saturday)
Beach Clean for Marine Conservation Society
In aid of Beachwatch Big Weekend by the Marine Conservation Society we will be holding another litter pick.

Marine wildlife gets entangled in litter and accidentally ingests it, seabirds mistake floating plastic litter for food. Litter comes from many sources but it is all preventable.

Please come along and help clean our beach!
Bring some gloves and your friends and we will supply bags, help and encouragement.
We'll be recycling what we can and recording what types of litter we find.

When? 10:30am for an hour or two
Where? Meet in the main Par Beach car park (PL24 2AS)
Cost? Free
How? You must wearthick gloves for protection and you should wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Under 18s must be accompanied by parent/guardian/responsible adult. We will supply bags and we have a limited number of litter pick sticks to loan out for the litter pick duration (first come, first served!).


26th August 2010 (Thursday)
Family fun with Mr. Bamboozle on the beach - CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER, sorry.
FoPB have invited Mr. Bamboozle (Steve Washington) to be on Par Beach to delight you with a two hour session of fun entertainment. Depending on his whim and the audience there will be balloon modelling, juggling, diabalo, and even an opportunity for you to attempt at a few circus tricks yourselves.
It promises to be a lot of fun for the family so do come and join in.

When? CANCELLED, we will try again another time.
Where? Out in the fresh air on Par Beach (we will sign post/direct you from the main car park) (PL24 2AS)
Cost? £1 minimum suggested donation per youngster. All donations gratefully received for FoPB.
How? Just turn up. All under 18s must be accompanied by their parent / guardian / responsible adult. Please ensure you wear/use appropriate sun protection and bring a soft drink if you would like one.
In the event of
POOR WEATHER, we will CANCEL.



10th to 15th August 2010
non-FoPB event
August Meteors at Roseland Observatory
Brian Sheen of Roseland Observatory (he does our Starry Nights evenings) is hosting a Night Owl Experience.
For the best meteor shower of the year (the Perseids) go to the Observatory at 10:00pm any
clear night from the 10th onwards until the 15th Aug. The peak corresponds with the new Moon and is very favourable this time.

To catch up with the Observatory improvements go to the next open days on 14th and 15th August from 2-5pm and 8-10pm.

Further details on the Observatory websiteand scroll down on the first page until you see the green "A) LOOK UP"


8th August 2010 (Sunday)
Wildflower Walk with Phil Hunt

Phil Hunt will lead an amble through the dunes and around Par Beach local nature reserve, identifying and talking about all the wildflowers that we so often overlook. A must if you want to spot the variety that is on offer.

When? Sunday 8th August starting at 10:30am
Where? Meet in the main car park (PL24 2AS) by the dunes
Cost? Free to FoPB members (please remember to bring your membership card) and £1 each for non-members
How? Just turn up! All under 18s to be accompanied by their parent or guardian. Please wear weather appropriate clothing (waterproof coat or sun cream!), sturdy footwear and don't forget your camera if you have one.



8th August 2010 (Sunday) - not FoPB event
Local church "beach service" and mini concert with Lostwithiel Town Band

Par churches are holding a service at Par Beach. Lostwithiel Town Band will be playing.

When? Sunday 8th August starting at 15:30 (3:30pm)
Where? Picnic area by the main car park (PL24 2AS)
Cost? Free to all
How? Just turn up


5th August 2010 (Thursday)

FoPB thank Co-op for £2,000 grant

The St Blazey Somerfield opens as a Co-operative supermarket at 10am this Thursday. Do please come along to show your support for us and to help us thank the Co-op. We're hoping for a photo opportunity to get FoPB some publicity.

When? Thursday 5th August starting at 10:00am
Where? St Blazey Co-op (ex-Somerfield), Middleway
Cost? Free to all
How? Just turn up


24th July 2010 (Saturday & Sunday)
Beach cricket - not an FoPB event but fun all the same

Beach cricket is to be held on Saturday 24th July, finishing on Sunday 25th July on Par Beach.
Teams must be 8-a-side and include at least one female.
The stumps and bails will be burnt afterwards and put in a vase as the trophy!

When? Saturday 24th July at 12noon, concluding on Sunday
Where? Meet in the main beach car park
Cost? Free
How? Talk to your local pub or contact Kenny Barnes through our contact page


4th July 2010 (Sunday)
Mad Botanists on the Beach

The FoPB plant group is going to spend time on the foredunes and dune slack areas surveying for some of the rare plants that grow there using quadrats.

Everyone is invited to call in to get an explanation of what we are doing, have a chat and maybe get some help in identifying any flowers/plants that you've seen yourself (PLEASE DON'T PICK THEM THOUGH!).

If the weather is kind we hope to have a gazebo up as a 'basecamp' which should make us easier to find. We're likely to be "two bins along from the main car park, between the main dunes and the mobile foredunes" (they're the low level scruffy ones in front of the main dunes). If you walk sea side of the main dunes, you'll see us.

So if you don't know your Polygonums from your tame Polyanthus, we'll see you there.

When? Sunday 4th July at 11:00am to about 1pm'ish
Where? Sea side of the main dunes, about two bins along from the main car park.
Cost? Free
How? Just come along. Do wear weather appropriate clothing. All under 18s must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.


27th May 2010 (Thursday)
An Illustrated Guide to Bird Life at Par by Mark Whittaker

Ever thought that all we have are gulls, geese and swans? Prepare to be amazed at the variety of birds that can be found on our patch.

Come and learn about the bird life of Par throughout the year. From grebes to divers to finches to warblers. See the changes throughout the year and find out why Par is so rich in bird life.

When? 27th May meeting at 7:30pm
Where? Gott Hall, Par Green, PL24 2AF
Cost? £1.50 entrance for members (please remember to bring your membership card with you) and £2.50 for non-members
How? Just turn up. Light refreshments will be available.
Contact? info@parbeach.com



23rd May 2010 (Sunday)

Cornwall Wildlife Trust event - Bird walk for beginners and more experienced birders alike

Cornwall Wildlife Trust are hosting a free bird walk around the pool, woodland, out to sea and beach.
As it's on our patch, we thought you may be interested.

When? 23rd May meeting at 10am
Where? Meet at the car park by the public toilets nr. Par Beach Pool
Cost? Free, but do please consider joining CWT
How? Wear weather appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear and bring binoculars if you have them
Contact? Matt Ward on (01726) 815313 or visit CWT online


21st April 2010 (Wednesday)
Starry Night Outdoors with Brian Sheen of the Roseland Observatory.

Brian Sheen, a member of the Royal Astronomical Society, will point out to us how the night sky works. From beside Par Beach we will look for Venus, Mars, Saturn and the main winter constellations including Orion and Leo. There should be a few meteors to see too as it is the peak of the Lyrids.

Brian will use a Sky Scout (small loud speaker system) to help us identify individual stars and galaxies, he'll tell us about constellation legends, stories and even urban myths. You'll be able to ask him whatever you want on the subject of astronomy too so feel free to come armed with questions.

There will be two pairs of giant binoculars and perhaps three telescopes to share but feel free to bring your own.

When? 21st April at 8pm which is a smidgeon before sunset. We envisage this to last up to two hours.

Where? At GOTT HALL, which is behind the church opposite the Post Office.

In the event of inclement weather we have a backup plan!
We will meet in Gott Hall instead, where the night sky will be projected on to the ceiling (in real time) and Brian will tell us about the night sky from in the dry. We will see real meteorites, hear part of the space story, parts of Cornwalls astronomical heritage and more. If we need to use Gott Hall we will use all radio media we can, this website, facebook, and posters to inform you of this. Someone will be at the beach car park on the night to redirect you should you arrive there when you need to be at Gott Hall instead.


How? You should dress appropriately for the weather, wrap up warm because we plan to go outside if the cloud breaks. You will need to purchase your ticket in advance.

Cost? A VERY special price of £3 per ticket for FoPB members. Non members £5 per ticket.
Places are limited so you must purchase your ticket(s) in advance.
Tickets are available to purchase
from Monday 12th April from the Ship Inn at Polmear and also from Par Post Office. Please provide your membership card(s) on purchasing or you will not get the discounted price.

Ticket prices summary:
Non-member/ no membership card = all tickets £5 each
Single membership = 1 x £3, any more are £5 each
Couple membership = 2 x £3, any more are £5 each
Family membership = 5 x £3 any more are £5 each

Under twos are free, all under 18s must be accompanied by parent or guardian, vulnerable adults to be accompanied by carer, parent or guardian.


11th April 2010 (Sunday)
Litter Pick

Join us for a post Easter litter pick, organised for us by Caroline Wildish to tie in with Clean Cornwall's Spring Challenge. Please come and show your support, bring your gloves and your friends!

Clean Cornwall have placed three pieces of 'golden litter' in Cornwall. If you find one you can exchange it for an Easter egg.

When? Sunday 11th April at 11am
Where? Meet in the main beach car park
Cost? Free
How? You must wearthick gloves for protection and you should wear weather appropriate clothing to keep yourself warm and dry.



10th April 2010 (Saturday)
Otter Spotting Training Event Day

This is being run by the Friends of Luxulyan Valley and the Cornwall Mammal Group and not FoPB, however we have otters around the beach and two cubs were spotted playing there recently so this is likely to be of interest to FoPB members.

You need to book a place, full details on the Cornwall Mammal Group events page.


28th March 2010 (Sunday)
Practical Conservation Activity/Work Party

The last of three habitat management activities between January and March 2010 before the nesting season gets under way

More of the same as last time as we will be continuing to clear the path to the reed beds so there will be sawing, lopping, digging and clearing away brambles. We may also get to start creating a screen to hide us from the wildlife.

Last time (28th Feb) 12 brave volunteers joined in which was brilliant to see.
The more of us that turn up, the greater positive impact we will have so please join in even if it's just for some light work for half an hour, it all counts.

The contact for this activity is Jan on 01726 810026. In the event of a possible cancellation due to bad weather, please ring between 9.30am and 10am for information.

When? Sunday 28th March at 10:30am to about 1pm'ish
Where? Meet in the main beach car park at 10:30am
Cost? Free
How? You must wear stout boots, heavy duty clothes and thick gloves for protection and it would be good to bring yourself a warm drink and a snack.
We also need you to bring tools (in good condition) with you. Appropriate tools for this work are:
Bow Saw
Spade ****more of these this time please!
Long Handled Loppers/Pruners
Long handled Fork
Rake
One or all of the above would be extremely helpful. It should be noted however that we cannot take responsibility for any tool breakages/tool damage that may occur while you’re doing this work, sorry.



28th February 2010 (Sunday)
Practical Conservation Activity/Work Party

The second of three habitat management activities between January and March 2009 before the nesting season gets under way

More of the same as last time as we will be continuing to clear the path to the reed beds so there will be sawing, lopping and clearing away rather than any back breaking digging.

Last time (31stJan) 6 brave volunteers ventured out in 3'C weather but lots was achieved and fun had. The more of us that turn up, the greater positive impact we will have so please join in even if it's just for some light work for half an hour, it all counts.

The contact for this activity is Jan on 01726 810026. In the event of a possible cancellation due to bad weather, please ring between 9.30am and 10am for information.

When? Sunday 28th February at 10:30am to about 1pm'ish
Where? Meet in the main beach car park at 10:30am
Cost? Free
How? You must wear stout boots, heavy duty clothes and thick gloves for protection and it would be good to bring yourself a warm drink and a snack.
We also need you to bring tools (in good condition) with you. Appropriate tools for this work are:
Bow Saw
Long Handled Loppers/Pruners
Long handled Fork
Rake
One or all of the above would be extremely helpful. It should be noted however that we cannot take responsibility for any tool breakages/tool damage that may occur while you’re doing this work, sorry.


24th February 2010 (Wednesday)
This will be our first indoor event, an opportunity for you to find out what we're up to, what your priorities are and how you can help so we're starting with a brainstorming session.

We will have tables set up for you to wander past and look at the information we have for you and for you to add your own thoughts and ideas. This is THE opportunity to input in to what the FoPB will be working towards in the future. So ideas and opinions on access, facilities, conservation, interest groups and events (to name a few) - we want it all and we want you tell us on the 24th.

We will have Paul Mason our local Ranger as our
guest speaker during the evening, talking to us about his work so it is worth coming along just for that.

When? 19:30Wednesday 24th February
Where? Gott Hall, Par.
Cost? Entrance is free to all. Light refreshments will be available which will be free to members. Any donations gratefully received.
How? Just turn up and join in.



31st January 2010 (Sunday)
Practical Conservation Activity/Work Party

The first of three habitat management activities between January and March 2009 to help in the reduction of invasive shrubs that threaten the quality of the important habitats at the beach. This is the time of year for the bulk of practical conservation work to be done and the Ranger has given us a list of improvements we can help with immediately. He has been able to secure some help from the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, young offenders and Duchy College students but there is an enormous amount to be done, so please come along and help. Think of this as a 'green' gym session!

Depending on numbers coming to help, we will be clearing the overgrown pedestrian route into the reed bed for bird watching and/or removing more roses from a section of foredunes. Over 18s only due to the work being undertaken this time.

The contact for this activity is Jan on 01726 810026. In the event of a possible cancellation due to bad weather, please ring between 9.30am and 10am for information.

When? Sunday 31st January at 10:20am to about 1pm'ish
Where? Meet in the main beach car park at 10:20am
Cost? Free
How? You must wear stout boots, heavy duty clothes and thick gloves for protection and it would be good to bring yourself a warm drink and a snack.
We also need you to bring tools (in good condition) with you. Appropriate tools for this work are:
Bow Saw
Long Handled Loppers/Pruners
Long handled Fork
Spade
Rake
One or all of the above would be extremely helpful. It should be noted however that we cannot take responsibility for any tool breakages/tool damage that may occur while you’re doing this work, sorry.



5th December 2009 (Saturday)
The Big Seaweed Search
Help us to help the Natural History Museum. We want you to take a walk along the shore (especially near rocks) and record which seaweeds you see, and also do a “limpet count”. The results will help monitor the effects of invasive species and climate change on the UK’s marine life. The NHM has provided an easy identification sheet and a results sheet which we will hand out to you on the day. It will be fun and easy for everyone. You might want to wear your wellies though!
We have chosen this date and time to coincide with a low tide.
If you want to read all about the Big Seaweed Search project, go to the
Seaweed Search bit of the Natural History Museum website. If you’re unable to join us on the day, use the information from the NHM and go another time. Please make sure you go when the tide is falling, always go with someone and take a mobile phone if possible. There is a link to tide timetables for Par Beach on our links page.

When? 13:00hrs (1pm) Saturday 5th December
Where? Meet in the main car park of Par Beach
Cost? Free
How? Just turn up, but wear wellies if possible or sturdy footwear and wear appropriate weather gear



22nd November 2009 (Sunday)
Otter Spotting with Friends of Luxulyan Valley
We have all been invited to join some Friends of Luxulyan Valley to spend a couple of hours looking for otters or signs of otters around Par Beach and the nature reserve. You will need to wear appropriate weather gear, wellies or waders and bring a packed lunch. FoLV have an Otter Spotter group who regularly go out to search for them in the Luxulyan Valley, more information can be found on their website. The time of this otter spotting is to coincide with low tide.

Where? Meet in Par Beach main car park
When? Sunday 22nd November 2009 at 12 o’clock (noon)
Cost? Free
How? It would be helpful if you would let FoLV know if you intend to join them for the otter spotting, email them at chris.tigg@tiscali.co.uk or contact FoPB through our contact form and we’ll pass your intentions on.


21st November 2009 (Saturday)
Make Birds Count - a bird survey training day.
A special event for surveyors and those considering becoming surveyors - find out how important surveys are for monitoring birds and how the data is used.
Get to grips with different techniques.
Expert training from RSPB and BTO
Presentations and practical field work.
An opportunity for beginners to find out what bird surveys involve.

Where? Duchy College, Stoke Climsland (nr. Callington).
When? Saturday 21st November 2009, 09:30 to 16:00
Cost? Free - but booking is essential
How? Book by email the RSPB or telephone 01392 453 763


10th November 2009 (Tuesday Only)
Beach Work Party - Gorse clearing on Par Beach
The local ranger Paul Mason, has requested support from the FoPB.
He will be at the dunes with some helpers to remove the gorse bushes around the “viewing bench”, so there’s lots of cutting and clearing to be done. He needs lots of help so please could all of you that are available and able, go down to help for a period of time on Tuesday?
After the recent repairing of the boardwalk/ramp, widening of the level concrete area around the shelter to improve access, this next work will enable those resting on the bench a good panorama - essential for those residents and visitors who aren’t able to wander down across the sands to the sea.
It is important that we show support for this work the ranger is undertaking to improve the beach area, any help would be much appreciated.

7thNov09 - FINAL UPDATE - The event is ON for TUESDAY ONLY

Where? On the dunes by the viewing bench, close to the shelter opposite Par Sands Caravan Park office.
When? Tuesday 10th November, from 10:30hrs to approx 13:00hrs (1pm)
Cost? Free - but you need to bring packed lunch/hot drink flask/water as we’re currently unable to help with refreshments, sorry.
How? Just turn up, but you must bring thick gardening/work gloves with you, wear sturdy footwear and wear appropriate protective/weather gear. Gorse is vicious stuff and we don’t want anyone getting scratched to bits.
We also need you to bring tools (in good condition) with you. Appropriate tools for this work are:
Bow Saw
Pruning Saw
Long Handled Loppers/Pruners
Long handled Fork
One or all of the above would be extremely helpful. It should be noted however that we cannot take responsibility for any tool breakages/tool damage that may occur while you’re doing this work, sorry.

p.s. - We are applying for funding to enable us to buy tools for future work parties, and also hope to buy a very big thermos flask to dole out teas and coffees too! Let’s hope the funding comes through soon.



19th September 2009 (Saturday)
A beach litter pick is happening on Saturday 19th September. It has been organised by Caroline Wildish in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society Beachwatch Litterpick . We are all invited to join in and it is an opportunity to show our commitment. We shall have an information point and hope to enrol more members.
Bring gloves and your friends, and let's clean up our beach at the end of another busy season (despite the weather).
When? 10.00 Saturday 19th September
Where? Meet in main car park - that's the one with all the potholes


13th September 2009
The FoPB Committee site walkabout part one to get to grips with who owns/leases which bit and what the obvious current issues are. Essentially a brain storming session.


13th August 2009
The Inaugural Meeting of the FoPB (Friends of Par Beach).
Vote in the constitution.
Vote in a committee.

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