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They say Time is the fire in which we burn.

Wildlife

 

We are keen to preserve the habitat of Par Beach to attract all manner of birds, bugs, butterflies and mammals

 

Come see what you can find

 

Beach Advice




Stung by Jellyfish? Found a carcass? In need of assistance?

There is a telephone in the Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park office, and one at The Ship Inn.

The postcode of the beach is
PL24 2AS
and the O/S grid reference is
088533.


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Leisure activities

 

In addition to our conservation work we also hold social events throughout most of the year such as:

 

Bird watch, Bat talk & walk, Wildlife walk, plus Quiz Nights, to name a few

 

Come join in the fun

Car Parking for 300 vehicles.

Free between 1 Nov - 31 March

Low cost at other times

Restroom facilities

with easy access

Bench seating at various locations donated by FoPB fund raisers and Cornwall Council

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WILDLIFE & FAUNA




Want to know more about the plants, birds and other creatures you will find in the area? Visit this page and its website links for identification.


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BEACH FACILITIES




Information about free parking, seating and toilet facilities. Details about the footpaths and public rights of way and lots more..


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TIME AND TIDE BELL PROJECT




A National Community Art project. We have been asked to take over as lead group for this site - the only one planned for the whole of Cornwall. Click to find out how the project is progressing

NEW!


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MEMBERSHIP TO FRIENDS OF PAR BEACH




Join us to add your support to our efforts to conserve the beauty, character assessibility and community use of Par Beach. We have social groups for special interests including photography and bird watching.


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GEOGRAPHY




Discover the beach geography including its  sands dunes which, somewhat unusually, are growing. Read about the former model boating lake and The Saint's Way pilgrim route.


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HISTORY




Find out what is known about the beach's past such as its shipwreck and the people that lived and worked the area. Read what was found at Little Hell and a few photo's  of the area taken around 1930's.


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MEMBERS' PHOTOGRAPHS




Visit our members' photo galleries including various projects, work parties and social events like the Beach Art Comeptition


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ABOUT FRIENDS OF PAR BEACH




Find out how we were formed and why. Read about our stated aims and read about the committee members and their respective roles.


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COMPLEMENTARY INTERNET LINKS




A compliation of local, regional and national links to websites having similar interests as Friends of Par Beach for you to enjoy.


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PDF DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS




Factsheets, hsitorical documents and posters you can download. Also available are our constitution and policies .


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08
Sep

Annual General Meeting 2021 


 

AGENDA for the 11th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

to be held at 19.00 on Tuesday 21st September 2021 at

The Gott Hall, Par Green, PL 24 2AG

 

 

 

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of the 10th Annual General Meeting, on Thursday 26th September 2019

3. Chair’s Report - Richard Parks

4. Treasurer’s Report - Mike Freemantle

5. Election of Committee and Officers

i)   Chair

ii)  Secretary

iii)  Treasurer

iv)  A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 ordinary Committee Members.

6. Resolutions

7. Any Other Business

 

SECRETARIES - 

Jenny Tagney email jennytagney@gmail.com   telephone 07799258379

Janice Hillier email Janice_hillier@hotmail.com telephone 07540381388

 

Nominations for Officers and Committee Members may be sent in advance to the Secretaries showing the post, the name of the person nominated and the proposer. Any member may volunteer for a post, or be nominated, at the AGM

 

Posts for election are:-  i) Chair                         ii) Secretary                                 iii) Treasurer

 

A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 Committee Members should be appointed at the AGM.

 

Resolutions may be proposed by any member at the AGM or, in advance to the Secretary (see above) by Tuesday 14th September. A seconder can be obtained in advance or at the AGM.

 

The current committee comprises:

Richard Parks – Chair        Mike Freemantle – Treasurer          Janice Hillier – Secretary  

Phil Gadd – Events Co-Ordinator, Website, Facebook,  Jenny Tagney – Secretary, Facebook    

Gill Butler – Education     Nick Hillier – Committee Member           Simon Tagney – Committee Member

 

Immediately following the AGM we will have light refreshments available and time to meet fellow members and the committee.

At 7.45 we will reconvene, and you are cordially invited to a presentation outlining the Time and Tide Bell Project.


 

Par –

Cornwall’s only

Time and Tide Bell

 

A talk by Prodigal Theatre Urban PlayGround

(Prodigal UPG, based here in Par)

on behalf of the Time and Tide Project Group

31
Aug

Time and Tide Bell Project 

Fund Raising

Today our Par Time and Tide Project went live on Crowdfunder and is ready to accept pledges from our supporters.

The link to our unique project page is: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/par-beach-bell.

Our initial target is £1000.
If we reach this target with a minimum of 30 supporters then we will be price matched with another £1000.
So you pledge to us £1000 and we get a total of £2000.


10
Aug

2022 Calendar Images 

2022 Calendar Images Required
Tuesday, 31st August 2021

AFTER THE SUCCESS OF OUR FoPB 2021 CALENDAR, MAKE ANOTHER DATE WITH YOUR CAMERA. 

Friends of Par Beach have again seen so many great shots posted on Facebook over the last year that we would like again to create a calendar for 2022 to raise funds and showcase our wonderful beach and nature reserve.

Closing Date: 31st August 2021

The theme for our second calendar will be PAR BEACH AND NATURE RESERVE IN ALL ITS FORMS.

We need High Resolution shots of LANDSCAPES, FLORA AND FAUNA and SEASONS.

So we are inviting you to submit one or two of your very best shots to be considered for the calendar. Having your picture acknowledged and printed in high quality is the prize, plus a free calendar for all successful entrants.

If you would like to join in please submit your entries by email to phil@gaddabout.com by Tuesday 31st August.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. The event is open to all, not just members of Friends of Par Beach.

2. Images may be taken by camera, drone, tablet or phone.

3. The panel will reject any images clearly not taken at Par.

4. Please do not submit any images containing facial features of anyone under the age of 18 years.

5. If you use photoshop or any similar image enhancing software, please make that clear in your entry email.

6. You may submit 2 images in total.

7. The scoring system will be led by  two committee members who will not be submitting an entry themselves. They will be the only people who know the names of each entrant, before final selection by the full committee..

Again entries to be submitted by 31st August 2021 to phil@gaddabout.com

Happy Snapping.


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EVENTS
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12
Aug

Work Party (August 2021) 

WORKING PARTY

 Sunday 22nd August

10.00 to 12.00 hrs


REED PATH CLEARANCE

 

Meet opposite the old 'white' hut on the Access Road before the Main Car Park.

We shall be clearing this path which follows the stream from the silt trap into the wetlands.

 

  Do bring your own tools if you wish. We shall be using pruning saws, loppers, sickles and shears. We shall have pre-sanitised tools available.

We shall have supplies of sanitiser, disinfectant spray and paper roll on site, but………….

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GLOVES


Refreshments will be available


Working hard for Par Beach and the Environment

 


07
Jul

Bird Identification Talk and Walk 

Bird Identification
Talk and Walk

     with Tim McGrath of the
                                     Wildlife and Wetlands Trust.

Join Friends of Par Beach and Tim to learn more about birds visiting Par Beach and Local Nature Reserve. Suitable for complete beginners and experts to come and share local insights with this knowledgeable, friendly guide.

Binoculars highly recommended, camera optional.

When:     10.00 - 12.00  Saturday  17th July 2021.
Where:    Meet by the Pay machine in Par Beach east (main) car park.
Cost:       Free to FoPB members and under 12s. £3 for non-members.

Working hard for Par Beach and the Environment.
19
Apr

Work Party (April 2021) 

Work Party (April 2021)
Sunday, 25th April 2021
Venue: Western Car Park
Time: 10.00 - 12.00 hrs

WERE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN

((SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS)

WORKING PARTY

 

Join us on…….

Sunday 25th  April         10.00 to 12.00 hrs.

Cutting back edges of the Access Path around the orchid field and through the woods.

 

Meet at Western Car Park (parking is FREE until 17th May)

 

CURRENT GOVERNMENT RULES ARE……

That we can meet subject to a MAXIMUM OF 15 people working in groups of no more than 6.

 

THEREFORE, PARTICIPANTS MUST BOOK A PLACE BY PHONING PHIL ON 01726 817396

 

We shall have supplies of sanitiser, disinfectant spray and paper roll on site, but………….

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GLOVES

WE SHALL HAVE PRE-SANITISED TOOLS AVAILABLE, BUT PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN TOOLS IF POSSIBLE

Regrettably we are unable to provide refreshments at present

 

Working hard for Par Beach and the Environment


Friends of Par Beach is supported by PL24 Community Association, Tesco, CO OP, Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park, and Cornwall Council Community Grant